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KDChi completes 20,512 service hours

KDChi completes 20,512 service hours 

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. Announces Spring 2011 Community Service Accomplishments 
For Immediate Release:

KAPPA DELTA CHI SORORITY INC. SISTERS COMPLETE 20, 512 COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS IN SPRING 2011

(Lubbock, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is so proud of our sisters who are making a difference in the world by lending a hand to people in need. During the Spring 2011 semester our KDChi Chapters came together to contribute 20,512 hours of service. By choosing to become part of KDChi, our sisters chose a path of serving others and we as a national organization are so proud to see the passion as evident in the number of community service hours completed every semester. Thank you to all of our chapters that go above and beyond by completing their required service hours and selflessly choosing to give many more while balancing a full load of course work, leading or being part of other organizations and working their way through college.

Our National Chapter Programming Office Vanessa Trevino is so proud of our ladies and is excited to see the hard work the chapters have done and will continue to do and says she expects nothing less than the best from sisters and emphasizes the importance of spending quality service time on issues facing their community. "We hope chapters work together to identify this issue and set forth goal(s) they would like to accomplish either within the semester or year. All chapters should be purposeful in their service."

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KDChi Welcomes New Chapters and Colonies

For Immediate Release:

April 18, 2011 (Lubbock, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce the  newest Chapter and Colonies to join the Kappa Delta Chi family.

These sisters have worked extraordinarily hard to bring KDChi to their campuses across the nation and are already setting the standard with the many awards and accolades for their service and events. These phenomenal women are true standouts who are known for their strong leadership, civic engagement and their continued dedication to advocacy issues and the community.

Each one of these groups is making waves on their campus and for the first time ever we're so happy to have broken the barrier and are now the very first Latino Greek Organization in the state of Utah. Please welcome all of them with open arms:

And introducing the newest sisters:

The newest Chapter, Alpha Tau at Southwestern University 
Re-chartering Phi Chapter, The Stephen F Austin University

Colonies:






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KDChi Wins Top Awards at NALFO Awards Banquet

KDChi Wins Top Awards at NALFO Banquet in Atlanta, Georgia

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April 18, 2011 (Atlanta, GA) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce the numerous awards garnered at the NALFO Awards over the weekend held in Atlanta, Georgia.

NALFO (National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations) is the premiere umbrella council for Latino Greek Letter Organizations. The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive intrafraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino Fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education. Established in 1998, NALFO has 19 member organizations from across the United States.  


KDChi Alum L-R- NALFO Chair Yvonne Hernandez and VP of Collegiate Affairs Mary Gonzalez






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KDChi's Delta Chapter is Thriving

KDChi's Delta Chapter at Univ of Arizona is thriving

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Greek Life at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, is the largest Greek program in the state of Arizona, according to the UA Fraternity and Sorority Program website. Unfortunately, it lacks diversity, but two Greek organizations are looking to change that.

The UA has two Latin Greek organizations on campus, the Kappa Delta Chi sorority and the Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity. Both chapters have been active at the UA for a little more than 10 years now.

Kappa Delta Chi's University of Arizona Chapter was founded on November 9, 1991, according to Kappa Delta Chi sister Melissa Hernandez. "The chapter was started by four women," Hernandez said. "We now have over 100 active members and alumni who are apart of the Kappa Delta Chi legacy and have helped make a name for our chapter on campus." With 25 current members in the organization, Hernandez stresses how the size does not hinder them from having pride in their sorority.

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KDChi Sister Dolores Huerta to keynote at conference

Honorary Sister Dolores Huerta attending Conference!!

Kappa Delta Chi Honorary Sister Dolores Huerta, the co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, will be presenting a workshop and will speak at the Emerald Gala.  Register soon for conference so you do not miss this special occasion. 
This year’s Convention Committee and the Chi Chapter of The University of Texas-San Antonio  is proud  to invite you to the 20th Annual National Leadership Conference entitled,  “Heart & Sol: The Keys of Success”.  Last year, the committee asked you to “Choose Your Path” and this year’s theme will equip our sisters with the tools needed to succeed now that they are on the path to success!  Once again, we will be offering 3 tracks (alumnae, ambassador, and collegiate) to best serve all classes of members.   The tracks will all take time to focus on 3 keys of success; preparation, passion, and perseverance.   The bright sol of San Antonio, TX will shine down on a weekend that is sure to provide summer fun and sisterly love to all who attend.  

KDChi Announces Date/location for 2011 Leadership Conference

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. Announces the Dates for the 2011 National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX

For Immediate Release:
(San Antonio, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce the dates for the 20th Annual Leadership Conference set to take place on June 3-5 2011.

This annual event gives Kappa Delta Chi's members a chance to strengthen sisterhood, service the community and develop leadership qualities. Conference will be conducted at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 NW Loop 410. 

 

Please save the date and make plans to attend the 20th Annual Leadership Conference.



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KDChi Alpha Beta sisters inducted into prestigious Academic Greek Honor Society

Congratulations to Kappa Delta Chi, Alpha Beta (UT Pan Am) Sisters, (pictured below from left to right) Amanda PerezVictoria Garza-Rodriguez and Irish Berry for being recognized and inducted into the Gamma Sigma Alpha National Academic Greek Honor Society.


Gamma Sigma Alpha National Academic Greek Honor Society Induction!

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KDChi unveils Alpha Tau Chapter at Southwestern Univ.

The KDChi expansion team is proud to announce the induction of the Alpha Tau chapter at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. They joined the KDChi family officially as a chapter on Wednesday December 1, 2010 and were oriented in by our Vice President of Collegiate Affairs, Ms. Mary Gonzalez.

Congratulations ladies, we welcome you with open arms and are so excited about the programs that you've already been a part of on campus. We encourage our sisters and friends to reach out to them with your words of encouragement as well!

Southwestern.colony at kappadeltachi dot org

~Leading with Integrity, United through Service~

KDChi Alpha Beta Alumna fights for child labor laws

KDChi's Alpha Beta Alumna, Norma Flores Lopez is a migrant advocate who heads the Children in the Fields campaign. This article features her struggle to fight for child labor laws.

November 17, 2010 12:03 AM

By Naxiely Lopez

Article courtesy of: The Monitor 

SAN JUAN — It’s been almost half a century since migrant activist César Chávez began fighting for farmworkers’ rights. And today, the battle is not over, especially when it comes to child labor laws, said Norma Flores Lopez, director of the national Children in the Fields campaign. Launched in 1997 and funded by the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP), the Children in the Fields campaign seeks to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act — a federal law enacted in 1938 that allows children as young as 10 years old to work 30 hours a week or more in the fields, Lopez said.The 25-year-old San Juan native now heads the initiative in Washington, D.C. She began working in the Iowa fields in the third grade.

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KDhi expands to two news campuses, SFA and UNT

KDChi expands with two new colonies added, 11 from SFA and 14 at UNT

Sisters and friends, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority is proud to announce that this past weekend in Dallas, TX the Expansion team consisting of Mani Banwait and Veronica Hernandez initiated 25 charter sisters into our sisterhood.

Eleven young women at Stephen F. Austin University have joined us re-establishing our presence on their campus as the Phi chapter. Fourteen young women join our family representing the University of North Texas.

The colonies will function just like any other sister/chapter and their dedication to service on their campus and communities are proof positive that they are an amazingly strong addition to our KDCHi family. We are so proud of them and welcome these two colonies with open arms. 

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Tornado strikes home of Epsilon Alumna, Her family is ok, family is seeking donations

Tornado strikes home of Epsilon Alumna, Her family is ok, family is seeking donations


Dearest sisters,
Tragedy has struck on of our KDChi Epsilon Alumnae Sisters and her family. Naomi Vasquez-Chapa and her husband Rolando's home was destroyed yesterday in Rice, TX by a terrible tornado and storm. Thankfully her husband and four children Rolando, Alejandra, Estela and Alejandra made it out healthy and unharmed. Although her family is fine, they have lost their home and all belongings. No one is ever prepared for this type of devastating event.

Please join the Dallas/Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter in an effort to help out the Vasquez-Chapa family. Donations are being accepted for the family in a SAVINGS account.

If anyone is interested, please contact Gina Castillo at [email protected] or 214-734-0029 or Raquel Guerrero at [email protected] or 817-992-2672 so we can give you the Bank and account number. We do not want to give it out on a mass email. At this point this is the best thing we can do is to be there to support her and her family during this difficult time. 

Thank you!
Kappa Delta Chi
Dallas/Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter

Delta Alumna, Maricela Meza named to Tucson's 40 under 40

Congratulations Delta Alumna, Maricela Meza for being named one of Tucson's 40 under 40!  

Get to know Maricela Meza, 32


An alumni from Delta Chapter at the University of Arizona. She's an Attorney at Karp & Weiss, P.C. and is also an Assistant Director, Academia de Baile, Tradición y Cultura. In addition to being named top 40 under 40, she was also just selected by Inside Tucson Business Magazine as one of 10 Woman of Influence 2010 in Tucson. She makes us so proud and here's a bit of info so that you can get to know her.

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KDChi Alpha Sigma Standout: Stephanie Moline Benoit

KDChi's Alpha Sigma Standout as chosen by FSU: Stephanie Moline Benoit

KDChi Alpha Sigma Sister at Florida State is spotlighted by the University for her outstanding Academics and dedication to Service.

Stephanie Moline Benoit

Economics and International Affairs

Stephanie Moline Benoit had lived in the United States for only a year when she arrived on Florida State's campus for the 2007 fall semester. The senior majoring in economics and international affairs lived in the Dominican Republic until she moved to Florida to be with her father and finish high school at Clark Advanced Learning Center in Stuart, Florida.

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Dolores Huerta is a proud KDCHi sister

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority is proud to have Dolores Huerta as a sister, made honorary by our Alpha Alpha Chapter in Wichita State University. Huerta is the President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. She co-founded the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) in 1962 with Cesar Chavez. In September of 2003, Dolores was appointed to the Board of Regents for the University of California system. She also serves on the boards of the Feminist Majority and People for the American Way.


The Feminist Seed Is Planted 

Dolores was born, Dolores Clara Fernandez, on April 10, 1930 in the mining town of Dawson a small mining town in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Her father Juan Fernández, a farm worker and miner by trade, was a union activist who ran for political office winning a seat in the New Mexico legislature in 1938. Dolores spent most of her childhood and early adult life in Stockton, California where she and her two brothers moved with their mother, following her parents’ divorce.      

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KDChi supports National Hazing Prevention Week

KDChi supports National Hazing Prevention Week


National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) is underway and goesuntil the end of this week, September 24thKappa Delta ChiSorority does not encourage, condone or tolerate hazing in any form; we have azero tolerance policy with regards to hazing.  Hazing is illegal and iscontrary to the fundamental values and principles of our sisterhood.  Iencourage you to take a look at the 2010 NHPW Resource Guide, which isavailable for FREE by clicking on this link Download Here!  This online Resource Guide ispacked with information including, articles written by numerous contributors,quizzes, polls, personal stories and other great resources.  Forget aboutjust reading a book.  The Resource Guide isn't just free - it's totallyinteractive - with links to terms and more information, videos and like buttonsto more details about each topic throughout.

Also, feel free to visit our web page dedicated to stating our position on hazing prevention and penalties

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KDChi SFA Colony unveiled

KDChi SFA Colony makes a comeback with a car wash 

Kappa Delta Chi makes a comeback, offers a community car wash Saturday

By: Moises Hernandez

Issue date: 9/16/10 Section: News

Feeling dirty? Students with wheels will driveround Nacogdoches and quickly experience how the Piney Woods will add anice coat of red dirt atop their car polish. Cars in Nacogdoches willget really dirty, really fast. This Saturday, the Kappa Delta Chi Charter class of SFA will host a car wash to help students case thestress of the dirt. If you're in the mood for a quick wash, head overto 1420 North St. at the nearest Save-a-Lot.

From Jeeps to Bugs, students can drive up tothe parking lot and expect warm smiles to go with their car washes.However, behind the soap and sponges, a bigger intent is driving theKappa Delta Chi's motives. That intent is community service.

Lorena Gomez, president of the Kappa Delta Chi colony, had a few words regarding the project.
"Becauseof the appropriate weather, our Charter Class came up with the idea ofa car wash. We thought it was a good idea to get the Nacogdochescommunity involved in our efforts to raise money for our serviceproject, Feed the Hungry. The money raised at this car wash will laterbe used to help feed impoverished families over the holidays.

"Kappa Delta Chi is a Latina-founded sorority dedicated to serving thecommunity, and basically what we want to do is to put the word out thatKappa Delta Chi is coming back on campus. This sorority is more thanjust letter-wearers and partygoers. Kappa Delta Chi gives back to thecommunity. Our goal is to embody the sorority's
motto: 'Leading With Integrity, United Through Service.'"

Kappa Delta Chi was founded in 1987 and was active on campus until it wentdormant for a while. The car wash is, in a way, revitalizing what thesorority is standing for with a big, foamy splash. The service isavailable to the community of Nacogdoches and all SFA students.

Bring your car, and the dirt along with it, and experience the enthusiasm of a sorority's return to Piney Woods.
Article courtesy of Moises Hernandez at the Pinelog. To read it online, please click here

KDChi's Pi Chapter Unveils New Fall Recruitment Video

KDChi's Pi Chapter Unveils New Fall Recruitment Video Titled "KDChi Characters Welcome Rush Fall 2010"

Take a peak and watch this beautiful video they're using for recruitment!

KDChi sister blogs about loving KDChi & supporting other orgs...

KDChi sister blogs about loving KDChi & supporting other orgs...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 written by Amanda Loredo

"You recruit for them also, right?"

Greek life.

I believe it's a privilege. Not everyone can join a Greek-lettered organization.

Despite some of the drama I dealt with as an undergrad at my chapter, and even the childish things still going on because people can't move on, I LOVE being a sister of Kappa Delta Chi. Before I transfered to Texas State I had chosen a roommate, a friend from high school, who was already attending Texas State. She was in a different organization, and though she tried recruiting me, I decided that her organization wasn't right for me. One of the first people I met in San Marcos was this girl Angel, she was in SLG. She was the sweetest person and I found such an amazing friend in her. Though I loved her, I didn't feel like rushing SLG would have been the right choice for me either. I found comfort and peace with the ladies of Kappa Delta Chi and really wanted to rush. I was invited to closed rush and eventually initiated.

Joining KDChi didn't make me stop being friends with the people I knew in other organizations. I've always been a social person, and I knew I had friends before KDChi, and I'd have friends after KDChi who weren't my sorority sisters. It's just how I think. In my tenure as an undergraduate active sister I met LOTS of people. Greeks, non-Greeks, sisters and ladies in other organizations. I have a wide variety of personalities in my group of friends, and I love it! I love diversity. Most people who know me, are aware of the fact that I will ALWAYS say what I feel. I don't mean to hurt people's feelings, but if telling the truth makes someone else unhappy, then that's their problem if they are unable to handle the truth.

Earlier today, my facebook status read: "Amanda Loredo can't make it to San Marcos to watch Kdx Omicron in Tx State showcase so I'm gonna go to UTSA's and support my Chi chapter sisters and the SLA Senoritas =)"
Shortly after this status I got a text message that said "why you endorse the competitor?" Maybe it's just me, but I don't think that sororities actually ever really 'compete'. See, I believe that a lot of organizations are similar in the sense that they:
1. provide a social experience
2. do some kind of community service
3. strive for academic success

BUT, I don't think that any two organizations are the same or try to recruit the same type of person. I think that every Greek-lettered organization provides a unique experience through their own secret and private rituals and traditions. If I had a little sister, yes, I would try to recruit her for KDChi first because I LOVE what Kappa Delta Chi has offered me. I am so blessed that I have met some of my best friends through the sorority, however, if my little sister REALLY wanted to rush a different organization that she felt was a better fit for her, I would support that decision 100%. I don't have a little [biological] sister, but if I did, I am absolutely positive that's the way I would handle the situation.

To me, it is mind-boggling how so many greeks are unable to support one another. It seems as though we only go to each other's service events to support a philanthropy so that we aren't "that" organization that doesn't donate to someone's service cause. But I don't see why we can't support each other in every aspect. I think it's fake to help out an organization for their service project and then say things like "I hope they don't get any girls to pledge this semester". I can't seem to grasp this concept. Within the Latina sorority experience, I hope that EVERY organization has the opportunity to grow. Whether someone chooses KDChi or any other organization, I think the ability to organize as educated, professional women is important.

To the person who sent me that text, I explained to them that until we are able to support each other as organizations, with personal one-on-one issues aside, problems will always arise. The organizational gossip and event competition will continue and if we are constantly trying to out do one another, we will never be able to make a significant impact on our communities.

Before today my FB status was:
"I'm all about Greek Unity. I love my sorority, but I don't have time to be mad at other orgs just because they aren't the one I belong to. I got love for ALL greeks that I know. We ain't changing the world in a positive way by fighting. If you feel this, leave a comment with your org/initation semester/line name. Greek love"

I stand by this every day. I know that I've gained lots of friendships with people in other organizations, and even today, at the UTSA MGC showcase, I was visiting with my sorority at their table and other girls because I want to find out how they are doing, how their classes are going and how rush is for them. I treat girls in other organizations the way I would treat any KDX sister or non-Greek friend - with a genuine interest in how things are going for them.

Let's put the crazy belief that "we compete" for the same girls (because we really don't) behind us and just help build each other up. Imagine the amount of change we can affect by working together, and not trying to tear each other apart.

Peace. Love. Positivity.
Just my two-sense. =)

*Loredo*

To view the blog in it's entirety and also see the feedback she's received click here. There's also a link to her facebook page. This blog has been published courtesy of Amanda's Loredo, a KDChi sister from Texas State University and with her full permission.

KDChi Omicron Chapter unveils their new, classy recruitment video for Fall 2010!

KDChi Omicron Chapter unveils their new, classy recruitment video for Fall 2010!

Check it out sisters and friends of KDChi!

UTSA Sis is featured in College Newsletter

CONNECTING WITH SAMIRA LOPEZ: A STANDOUT AT UTSA

Samira Lopez is a Senior at UTSA. She is majoring in Mexican American Studies with a concentration in Cultural and Literary Studies and a minor in Bicultural Bilingual Studies.  Samira is a member of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. currently serving as the Vice President of the Chi Chapter at UTSA. She has also served the Chapter as the Service Officer and as Academic Chair.

Samira was also a Resident Assistant for two years, and a Senior Resident Assistant for one year. In addition, Samira has also been an Orientation Leader, a Student Coordinator and currently a Student Assistant in Orientation and Family Programs.

Upon graduation Samira plans to be involved with City Year in Los Angeles and then apply for graduate school to obtain a Master’s degree in either Student Affairs Administration or Cultural Studies. Samira is first generation Mexican American and she and her siblings are the first in their family to attend college. Samira has a deep devotion, consideration and compassion for the Mexican American community. She wants Latina and Latino students to know their history and be aware of current issues involving and impacting the Mexican American and Chicano/a community.

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