Kappa Delta Pi was founded by Dr. William Bagley in 1911 at the University of Illinois. It was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name from the Greek words to represent knowledge, duty, and power. Pioneering from its beginning by including women as well as men, Kappa Delta Pi grew from a local chapter to the international organization it is today, comprising 600 chapters and more than 40,000 members.
Membership Requirements are as follows:
- Be enrolled in an institution offering an education degree and have the intent to continue academically and professionally in the field of education;
- Demonstrate leadership attributes;
- Admission to the Teacher Education Program;
- Demonstrate a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0 (undergraduate) or 4.0 (graduate); and
- Receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where you are currently enrolled.