Delta Kappa

University of Miami

1938

Historical facts: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  1. Lambda Phi, which was founded in 1927, was the first women's organization on campus and became Delta Kappa Chapter in 1938. 

  2. The first initiate of the chapter was Dorothy Ashe Dunn, the daughter of university president Dr. Bowman Ashe. 

  3. The chapter rented its first house in September 1939. However, in 1942, sorority houses were no longer sanctioned by the university and the chapter returned to a room.

Fun facts:

  1. In the late 2000s, Delta Kappa started holding scholarship book fairs on campus to raise money for local communities. One year, the money raised was donated to a local elementary school that had had a fire in its library, so the school was able to replace books. 

  2. Doris Hart was among the first women to take the Wimbledon triple crown in 1951 and the French in 1952. In 1954, she earned the No. 1 ranking with a triple crown at the U.S. nationals. Doris was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1969.

  3. One of Delta Kappa’s favorite songs with words by Randy Mebane McDonald, a member of the first pledge class, is sung to the tune of “Till We Meet Again.” It ends: “Let us pledge each other that we’ll keep, Kappa friendships strong and deep, till we meet again.” Delta Kappa’s spirit has always been “strong and deep.”

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