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Kappa Delta Pi

Statement Of Purpose/ Mission
Create an environment for future teachers to give back to community while further their growth as an educator.
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Article I - Name The name of this society shall be Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. Eager to promote a closer bond between students of Education, and to enter into more intimate fellowship with those dedicated to the cause of teaching as a profession—for which specialized preparation is deemed imperative—the members of the Illinois Education Club, established at the University of Illinois in 1909, resolved to sponsor the founding of a national society with local chapters similar to its own organization. Aiming to foster high standards of preparation for teaching, the Society would invite into its ranks those who had attained excellence of scholarship and distinction of achievement as students and servants of education Article II - Purpose The purpose of Kappa Delta Pi shall be to promote excellence in and recognize outstanding contributions to education. Kappa Delta Pi shall endeavor to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members, to quicken professional growth, and to honor achievement in educational work. To these ends, it shall invite to membership persons who exhibit commendable professional qualities, worthy educational ideals, and sound scholarship, without regard to race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender or sexual identity, or disability. Article III - Insignia Section 1. Emblem The emblem of the Society shall be a key in the form of a scroll pierced by a stylus, upon which are imposed a beehive and the letters KΔΠ. The original design of the emblem shall be in the keeping of the Executive Director, and all emblems worn by members of the Society shall be true copies of the same. Section 2. Seal and Other Insignia Original designs of the seal and other official insignia of the Society shall be deposited with the Executive Director. Only authentic copies of these in such size or sizes as shall be authorized by the Executive Council shall be used or recognized by the Society or its members. Section 3. Use of Insignia The purchase and use of insignia shall be limited to members. Section 4. Motto The motto of the Society shall be “Knowledge-Duty-Power.” Section 5. Colors The colors of the Society shall be jade green and violet. Section 6. Flower The official flower of the Society shall be the violet. Article IV - Membership Section 1. Invitation to membership in the Society shall be dependent upon fulfillment of the following qualifications without regard to race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender or sexual identity, or disability. Section 2. General Qualifications Demonstration of worthy educational ideals. Expression of the intention to continue in the field of education (except for honorary membership). Manifestation of desirable professional qualities. Evidence of leadership attributes. Exemplify commitment to equity. Section 3. Qualifications for undergraduates: A cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Section 4. Active Chapter Membership A person who has become a member of Kappa Delta Pi is an active member of a chapter and the Society as long as Society and local chapter dues are paid. A member may not pay chapter dues only. An active life member of the Society is an active chapter member as long as local chapter dues are paid. Section 5. Initiation All candidates for chapter membership shall be duly initiated using the official Society ritual. Within two weeks of initiation required information concerning each initiate, together with the required fees, must be forwarded to the Society Headquarters. Article V – Chapter Government Section 1. Officers/Board Members The active executive board shall appoint a shadowing president, a vice president, a secretary, and treasurer in the beginning of February of each year. Each active executive board will choose officers who are active members of the Society and the local chapter. These new appointees will shadow their respective position until the current executive board members leave their position at the end of the semester. Former executive board members can return to be general members on the board after their tenure. Section 2. Duties Duties of the President. The President shall: preside over the meetings of the chapter and the executive committee, appoint committees subject to the advice and consent of the executive committee, perform other duties as specified in the chapter bylaws. Duties of the Vice-President. The Vice-President shall: preside in the absence of the President and assume the duties of the President should a vacancy occur in that office, chair the program committee, promote benefits available to chapter members through Kappa Delta Pi including, but not limited to, scholarships, Society events, publications, recognition opportunities, and other online resources. Duties of the Secretary. The Secretary shall: keep the minutes of meetings of the chapter and executive committee, handle chapter communications as assigned by the executive committee, keep an accurate record of the chapter membership. Duties of the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall: receive chapter dues from initiates, make disbursements upon order of the chapter, keep an accurate account of monies received and expended, provide, with the cooperation of the Chapter Counselor, for the safekeeping of all chapter funds, complete, with assistance of the Chapter Counselor.

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RoleOrganization TitleFull NameE-mail
AdvisorMichele Koomenmkoomen@gustavus.edu
PresidentJamie Jennissenjjenniss@gustavus.edu
Vice PresidentMatthew Phammpham3@gustavus.edu
Risk ManagerSarah Balesbale@gustavus.edu
SecretaryMolly Johnstonmjohnsto@gustavus.edu
TreasurerPeter Mobeckpmobeck@gustavus.edu
MemberGrace Henryghenry@gustavus.edu
MemberAllison Hansenahansen4@gustavus.edu