Sigma Tau Chapter at Washington State University

Kappa Delta

Personal Development

Kappa Delta is committed to providing all members opportunities for growth and lifetime learning. Our member education includes quality programming on important topics.

Relevant member education begins soon after a new member accepts her bid. Members participate in member education workshops, which are held in conjunction with chapter meetings to keep from overtaxing already busy schedules. Chapter members complete educational sessions on Kappa Delta’s Ritual and heritage, academic excellence, risk management, leadership and community service.

Chapter leaders also develop workshops on the four PACE topics based on members' interests and needs of the chapter. These workshops often utilize outside speakers and campus resources.

  • Personal Presence – focuses on body image, self-esteem, embracing differences and other related topics. The workshop highlights our commitment to building confidence in women.
  • Attitude – centers on how an individual's attitude can impact her success in college, in relationships and in life. 
  • Communication – focuses on helping members develop effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Enlarging Our World – encourages members to expand their view of the world and learn more about global issues and people from diverse backgrounds.

Here at Washington State University we value Personal Development. Personal Development is key to being the best woman you can be. Each day striving to be better than you were the day before.

Personal Development isn't just a one woman task. Within our sisterhood we push each other to do more, seek more, love more, and to be more. Academics are the main reason we're in college, therefore it is the first and most important thing we work on. We strive to maintain a 2.75 GPA if not, higher within Kappa Delta. Next, we strive to reach out to our community and contribute to our culture. In doing so, we get more life experience in working with others, helping others, and seeing the good it does for the community. Lastly, our sisterhood helps us do everything listed above. Through our sisterhood we go through these times together, encourage each other to get up each day and to make greater efforts.

Chapter leaders develop workshops based on the four PACE topics based on members' interests and needs of the chapter. These workshops often utilize outside speakers and campus resources.

Other ways in which we help each other to be better is by going to community service opportunities together such as supporting our philanthropy Girl Scouts of the USA. Other community service opportunities are working with the elementary school and doing tutoring or even going around and doing street cleans on Sunday mornings. There are many ways in which we all get involved around campus and these are just the start of the opportunities that we have. By giving our time in community service we are bettering ourselves and bettering others. 

 

New Member Education is a special opportunity. The entire chapter gets involved in helping the incoming freshman with learning everything there is to know about Kappa Delta. Specific roles are given out to older members in which help to bring more personable relationships and opportunities for the new members to feel welcome, and to feel like they belong.

SET Leaders is one of the groups that we provide the freshman with. These are fun groups in which the freshman meet with every week until their New Member Exam. These groups are structured to help the members to learn about the chapters traditions, rituals, values, and transitions from high school to college. The freshman group is provided with an older member in which will help guide them through the processes and that older member will be there for them throughout their college experience.
 

White Rose Girls is the process of finding your future Big and Little duo. A Big is a mentor for the incoming Little. This person is one who will help guide the little throughout her college experience and will be there as a support system. A perk of having a big is the potential to find a new best friend. Through the White Rose process the freshman will get the opportunity to meet many, if not all of the members who are eligible to get a little. The White Rose process is not only meant for finding a little but it is also meant to help bond the two younger Pledge Classes and meant to help make new friends.  

Member Education are other ways in which we keep our members involved in Kappa Delta and making sure that we reach our full potential.

Programming is provided for the entire chapter and is an educational event. The programs are set up to educate members on important issues that pertain to our community. During other types of programming chapter members complete educational sessions on Kappa Delta’s Ritual and heritage, academic excellence, risk management, leadership and community service.