Kappa Delta Pi- Chi Kappa Chapter
- What is Kappa Delta Pi?
- Why Should You Join The Chapter?
- Link to the National Web Site
- A Chapter Membership Application (pdf)
What Is KDP?
Kappa Delta Pi is the largest and most prestigious honor society in education. It is unique in that it includes both college education majors and practicing educators. Founded in 1918 at the University of Illinois, KDP now includes over 550 chapters in the United States and eight foreign nations. The LCSC Chi Kappa Chapter was installed in 1996, the last chapter to complete KDP membership in all fifty states. Associate membership is open to all individuals who are regularly recognized and rewarded for their leadership and participation in the chapter. When members with at least twelve hours of education course work completed attain a 3.75 GPA, they are honored with full national membership and are eligible to serve as chapter officers. Semester dues are $5.00. In addition to all the local chapter activities, there are regional and national meetings, special programs, and undergraduate and graduate scholarships for members. For information about meetings and activities, see the Education Division bulletin board or visit this web site. Enrich your college experience through active participation in Kappa Delta Pi.
Why Should You Join?
- Learn about the education profession.
- Receive help in preparing for Compass & Praxis exams.
- Meet other future educators at chapter social event and make some new friends.
- Gain valuable leadership experience.
- Begin to build an impressive resume.
- Get to know the faculty outside the classroom.
- Meet foreign students, learn about their schools.
- Give blood to the American Red Cross.
- Stay current with new state certification requirements.
- Gain recognition for your personal accomplishments.
- Learn about scholarships for education students.
- Get registration help during advising nights.
- Participate in Reading Is Fun Week.
- Host a high school student during Future Teacher Day.
- Meet and talk with area and state educators.
- Learn about current trends and controversial issues.
- Enjoy holiday shopping trips to Spokane.
- Monthly activities, many meetings over the noon hour.
- Benefit from recent graduates' advice and tips.
- Join in activities that benefit children and the community.
- Hear the latest on national salaries and teacher shortages.
- Learn how to increase your professional marketability.