Kappa Delta Pi is the International Honor Society for education. KDP has 749 chapters located in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The first KDP Chapter, the Alpha chapter was founded at the University of Illinois on March 8, 1911. Southeastern’s Beta Delta Chapter has a long and successful history, beginning with its founding on May 14, 1928. The purpose of Kappa Delta Pi is to “promote excellence in and recognize outstanding contributions to education.”
Kappa Delta Pi’s work is based on four ideals: Fidelity to Humanity, Science, Service and Toil. These ideals require KDP to have faith in the potential of all people, to promote the cause of free inquiry, to strive for the improvement of all people, and to be true to the cause of education whether the specific tasks at hand are pleasing or not.
The Beta Delta Chapter at Southeastern partners with local school districts to promote literacy development and serves the community through projects such as Relay for Life and Families Feeding Families. Each Christmas, the Beta Delta Chapter provides gifts for a needy family. Southeastern’s chapter is one of 22 chapters internationally that has been recognized twice with Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Awards.