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KDChi History

In the Spring of 1987, Cynthia Garza, Nellie Flores, Irene Montoya, and Melissa Montoya recognized the need at Texas Tech University for an organization that fostered an environment for the empowerment, professional development, and progression of womxn of all kinds, all while serving the community.

Due to the hard work and effort of the Founders and the Charter members, Kappa Delta Chi was recognized as an official organization at Texas Tech University on April 6, 1987.

Proud to be the first of its kind, KDChi has over 4,500 sxsters, 60+ chapters nationwide and growing.


The purpose of Kappa Delta Chi is to promote the traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership of its members. An organization dedicated to service for institutions of higher education and underrepresented communities with special emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population; a servitude based on love and friendship.

Mission Statement

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina-founded, 501 c 7, national sorority that fosters professional development, academics and lifelong learning, and higher education degree attainment; an organization dedicated to community service to institutions of higher education and the community.

KDChi is a member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), the premier umbrella organization for Latina/o Greek-letter organizations

National Philanthropy

American Cancer Society: For 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of supporters worldwide, it helps people stay well, helps people get well, works on finding cures, and fights back against cancer. A strong mechanism for prevention is awareness and a great deal of what we do with the ACS is helping spread the word about preventable causes of cancer through nationwide events such as Relay for Life. For more information regarding the ACS, visit the national organization website at:


Local Philanthropy

Comet Cupboard: The Comet Cupboard is a food pantry whose primary mission is to provide necessary food and personal care items to members of the UT Dallas community.


Kappa Delta Chi Foundation

Benefitting High School student scholarship and higher education.



Kappa Delta Chi emphasizes the importance of our sisters' academic achievements. As sisters, we create a support group to make sure we are setting our Standards high. We complete at least ten study hours per week to ensure we are keeping track of our academic deadlines. Our chapter is also proud to maintain our very high graduation rate.


KDChi Quick Facts

Date Founded: April 6th, 1987

Location: Lubbock, Texas- Texas Tech University

Nickname: KDChi

Mascot: Penguin

Official Flower: Pink Rose

Official Jewel: Emerald

Official Colors: Pink and Maroon

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