Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Starts New Chapter at Drexel
June 30, 2017
Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Launches New Chapter at Drexel
Drexel University School of Education is now the proud home of the Alpha Theta Chi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. The organization welcomed 45 new members at an initiation ceremony at the Van Rensselaer Ballroom on June 7th. School of Education Dean Dr. Nancy Songer and Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Undergraduate Affairs Dr. Sarah Ulrich were in attendance to congratulate the new members for their high academic achievement and commitment to excellence in the field of education.
Kappa Delta Pi was founded in 1911 to “foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.” Kappa Delta Pi has chapters in 34 countries around the world and has inducted approximately 1.2 million members since its founding more than 100 years ago. Drexel undergraduate students along with their advisor and others worked together to put together an application for chapter membership that was, in the words of Kappa Delta Pi, “accepted in record time.”
Membership into the society is open to undergraduate students with a 3.35 or higher GPA or higher and graduate students with a 3.4 or higher GPA. Students in the School of Education, as well as those who are earning teacher certification through Drexel’s DragonsTeach and DragonsTeach Middle Years programs are eligible for membership. Dean Songer, remarked, “It shows that no matter your major, if you have a passion for education, there is a home for you here at Drexel.”
While Kappa Delta Pi is dedicated to excellence in teaching and related professions, the Alpha Theta Chi chapter plans to be a positive influence in Philadelphia. The chapter plans to work closely with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in their Hospital School Program.
To learn more about Kappa Delta Pi, please visit http://www.kdp.org/.