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Kappa Delta Pi

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Kappa Delta Pi
Eta Rho Chapter #185
Austin Peay State Universit
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Email:  KDP@apsu.edu

Who We Are:

Established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching as well as to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership and service, the name is derived from Greek words representing “knowledge, duty, and power.“ Pioneering since its inception with the inclusion of both women and men, Kappa Delta Pi is internationally comprised of 582 chapters and more than 45,000 members. Benefits for members include job search assistance, opportunities for leadership, professional development and access to teacher resources.  

Member Qualifications:

Undergraduate students must have:

o   3.0 GPA

o   Completed at least 30 credit hours

o   12 credit hours in professional education courses (programmed, in process, or completed)

Graduate students must have:

o   3.25 GPA

o   Completed at least 6 credit hours

o   12 credit hours in professional education courses (programmed, in process, or completed)

How to Join:

Applicants who meet the qualifications above may obtain applications at Claxton 106C. There is a one-time initiation fee of $69.00 for new members.  Annual renewal fees are $39.00 per year. Fees must be paid either with a check or money order made payable to Kappa Delta Pi. Applications should be submitted with fee payment and placed in the box beside Claxton 106C.  Additional questions and or comments should be directed to KDP@apsu.edu.  

Additional Organization Information:
From its inception, Kappa Delta Pi has been dedicated to scholarship and excellence. Yet, this 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization is more than an honor society. Through its programs, services, and products, Kappa Delta Pi supports and enhances the professional growth and teaching practices of its member educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers. This support is essential to inaugurating and retaining the best and brightest professionals in the field of education.


The mission of Kappa Delta Pi is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.

The vision of Kappa Delta Pi is to help committed educators be leaders in improving education for global citizenship.

Kappa Delta Pi members keep good company. Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Margaret Mead are just a few of the historically known members. Current renowned members include Barbara Morgan, Alfie Kohn, Lisa Delpit, Andy Hargreaves, James Banks, and Howard Gardner. To date, more than 1,200,000 educators worldwide have been inducted into this international honor society.


Individually and collectively, Society members recognize and honor achievement; strive to a high degree of professional fellowship, leadership, and growth in the field of education; and serve their students and educational community.

From its Alpha chapter beginning to its present-day chapter status that includes professional chapters, community colleges, and international members, Kappa Delta Pi is synonymous with scholarship, teaching, and service. The organization continues to strive to meet the changing needs of educators and their students, as well as provide member educators resources and opportunities that encourage innovative and best practices. Through publications, conferences, online resources, networking of education leaders, and strategic partnerships, Kappa Delta Pi focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of the profession and its individual teachers.

Adapted from: http://www.kdp.org

Faculty Sponsors: Charmaine Lowe & Tara Alvey 

President: Jerita Reese

Vice President: Amber Garris