Campus and Community Involvement
Dear Potential New Member,
Coming to such a large school is intimidating…especially when you want to get involved. I was active in numerous clubs in high school, but when I got to the University of Florida, I had no idea where to begin. I decided to go through recruitment, and I was so excited to find not only a genuine sisterhood, but also a group of women that would push me in the right direction towards my goals.
Shortly after running home to Kappa Delta, I realized how much Kappa Delta would help assist and guide me not only to grow within their circle, but also within the UF community. As a new member, you are paired with a mentor in an older pledge class who shares the same interests as you, such as a major, a potential leadership opportunity, or a philanthropic cause. These mentors assist each new member in building their network within Kappa Delta, which then transcends into building a network on the UF campus and beyond.
Through Kappa Delta, I was able to get involved as an Appointed Officer. I served as an assistant for our Fall Philanthropy, KD Dodgeball. Through this experience, I was able to engage the Gainesville community, work with the Panhellenic Council, and learn event-planning skills, all with the support and guidance of my friends in KD. However, I was still itching to get involved in the UF community.
I was not active in Student Government in high school, but I was always interested in it. During my new member process, my mentor introduced me to a Kappa Delta who was a Senator for the School of Agriculture, and she helped me build my network and become more familiar with SG at UF. She invited me to Senate meetings, introduced me to the Senate President and Pro-Tempore, and also showed me all the other avenues that were available in Student Government, like ACCENT Speakers Bureau and SG Cabinet. With her mentorship, I was able to become more familiar with various organizations on campus, and I was also able to build my network. With the guidance of the women that have helped me, I now have the opportunity to help fellow Kappa Delta’s who want to get involved by introducing them to my network and showing them the multiple ways they can grow on our campus.
The avenues for involvement at the University of Florida are nearly endless. Joining our incredible Greek community will not only surround you with individuals that will encourage you to take advantage of this, but will surround you to be the best version of yourself in doing so!
Welcome to the Gator Nation!
-- (Name removed ΠΧ - Panhellenic Counselor) PC'14
Whether it’s Dazzling on the sidelines of a basketball game, passing legislation in the Student Senate, volunteering at Shands Hospital, or being “tapped” into Florida’s most prestigious leadership honorary, Florida Blue Key, Kappa Delta’s are working together and proudly wearing their letters, as they actively make an impact on their community.
Some of the organizations that our chapter members hold positions in are listed below:
American Medical Student Association
Bachelor of Science L.E.A.P. Program
Department of Neurology Undergrad Research
Honors College Advisory Board
Institute for the International Education of Students Abroad
Pre Dental ASDA
Student Honor Code Administration
UF College of Engineering, Peer Advisor
American Cancer Society
American Universities International Program
Baby Gator Volunteers
(Captains, Assistant Directors, FTKrew Staff Members, Overall Directors)
Dream Team Executive Board
Gator Youth Fitness
Inclusive Fitness and Unified Sports, Volunteers
Jungle Friends Monkey Sanctuary
Shands Children's Hospital Volunteers
UF Club Lacrosse
UF Dazzlers Dance Team
UF Emergency Medical Response
ACCENT Speakers Bureau
Florida Blue Key Divisions
(Health Professions Day, Legal Professions Day, Speech & Debate Tournament, Miss UF Pageant)
Florida Blue Key Honor Society
Florida Leadership Academy
Freshman Leadership Council
Gators March for Babies (Staff, House Captain, Overall Director)
Gators and the Changing Workforce
Gators of Tomorrow
Jewish Awareness Month
Jewish Student Union
Leadership Development Program
Orange and Blue Cabinet
Order of Omega Executive Board
Panhellenic Executive Board
Student Government Senate