- 2012–13 Recipient of the
Philanthropic Excellence Award
- Designation: Gamma Iota Chapter
- Active Members: 82
- SJSU Founding: February 4, 1956
- National Founding: October 23, 1897 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville VA (part of the Farmville Four)
- 2011 Service / Philanthropy: 1,066 hours of service, $15,400 raised for charity
- Scholarship: Fall 2012—2.93, Spring 2012—2.89
- Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
- Flower: White Rose
- Symbols: Nautilus Shell, Dagger, Teddy Bear, Katydid
- Motto: "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest"
- Nicknames: KD, KayDee
- Famous Alumnae: Brooke Anderson (journalist), Ali Landry (actress, Miss USA 1996), Georgia O'Keeffe (artist), Leigh Anne Roberts Tuohy (subject of the film, The Blind Side), Pearl S. Buck (Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner), Claudia Kennedy (first female three star General in the Army), Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (former Governor (LA)), Jean Carpenter Carnahan (Senator (MO)), Christine O'Grady Gregoire (Governor (WA)), Donna J. Stone (founder, Prevent Child Abuse America)
For More Information
- Shamrock Showcase
- International Girls Day
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About Kappa Delta
Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women committed to: Inspiring our members to reach their full potential; Preparing our members for community service, active leadership and responsible citizenship; Creating opportunities for lifetime involvement through innovative and responsive programs, and strategic collaborations and partnerships; and Fostering the development of our time-honored values within the context of friendship.
History of Gamma Iota Chapter
Since our founding at the San José State University campus on Feburary 4th, 1956; we have worked each day to uphold our motto: “Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest.” Staying true to our motto, Kappa Deltas at San José State University have strived for great leadership, academic success, personal development, and community service. Our chapter is most proud of our success with our annual Shamrock Showcase. This event raises money for both our National philanthropy Prevent Child Abuse America and our local philanthropy Child Quest International.