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Kappa Delta Chi

The women of the Kappa Delta Chi sorority

Quick Facts

  • Letters – ΚΔΧ
  • Nickname – Kappa Chis
  • Motto – Pledging honor, giving friendship
  • Colors – Maroon, white, and gold
  • Founding Year – 1961


In the spring of 1961, the need for a sixth sorority on Hope's campus became evident when there were more women desiring sorority membership than there were openings permitted. Questionnaires asking whether there was an interest in starting a new sorority were sent to all Hope women. On May 11, 1962, 30 women dressed in formals gathered in Gilmore Cottage. There the Panhellenic Board initiated these founders, and the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority was officially chartered.


We believe in sincere friendship. We believe in the value of activities which promote social development.We believe in the genuine worth of every individual.We believe in showing kindness and unselfishness to all.We believe in service to others.We believe in the enrichment of the mind.We believe in the self-improvement, realizing that the sorority grows only as each individual member grows.We believe in striving to follow Christian principles as the guide for our lives. We, Kappa Delta Chi, have founded our sorority on these principles, and we will try to uphold them, both as individuals and as a group.