My name is Ciara Chappell, and I am honored serve as the Vice President of Community Service for the Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Delta.
When I was going through recruitment my freshman year, each person I came across in Kappa Delta radiated this sense of passion and commitment towards caring for each other and for others in their community. I was drawn to this atmosphere because I knew it would be one that fostered my individual growth. Service is one of the four pillars of the Panhellenic community and in such a short time this was exceedingly evident to me within the KD chapter. As my time as a Kappa Delta member progressed, I have only come to learn more about why the service that we do is so important in our lives.
Kappa Delta is unique in the Panhellenic community in that we do not limit ourselves to the number of organizations that we support. We have built bonds with organizations that we have dedicated our consistent service to, and we strive to strengthen these bonds in the future. Simultaneously, we try to identify areas of need in our community and provide our efforts to better the campus, community, and world. Additional to our community service achievements, Kappa Delta is unique because we are able to host two incredible philanthropy events during a singular year. In doing this, we are able to devote whole fundraising campaigns in order to maximize our impact on our philanthropic organizations, the Child Advocacy Center of Gainesville and Preventing Child Abuse America. Kappa Delta hosts a dodgeball tournament in the fall and a paintball tournament in the spring. Along with these tournaments, the Kappa Delta house puts on a Cook out fundraiser where hundreds of students join us for a huge buffet feast. We also take headshots to advertise for our event and use our social media platforms to spread awareness of this amazing cause. Our events are immensely successful and we only have hopes of growing in our success in the future.
Furthermore, Kappa Delta has a motto that states, “Building Confidence. Inspiring Action,” We are grateful to be able to live out this mantra while working with young girls who are a part of Girl Scouts of America. We help them sell cookies annually and through fun events we work to help them develop into young, confident women that will be inspired to make a difference in the world. Finally, one other large organization that Kappa Delta is proud to be a part of is Dance Marathon at UF. This organization is the largest student-run philanthropy at the University of Florida, and each year Kappa Delta only continues to prove our passion for service through our participation with this cause.
Besides the service we do as a chapter, I am also extremely proud to talk about the amount of women that take their service efforts in to their own hands. The Beta Pi women go above and beyond by going on mission trips, volunteering at UF Health Shands, through other volunteer organizations of campus, and so much more. We have taken our service to a global level, and for most of us, this is only the beginning of our journey to making lasting impacts on the world.
Without a doubt, the ladies of Kappa Delta have a passion for spreading love and helping others. They give their time, efforts, and focus to many different organizations in order to make lasting impacts throughout our campus, community, and the world.
Committed to making a difference, always,
VP of Community Service
Beta Pi Chapter of Kappa Delta
Raised for child abuse prevention
in the 2016-2017 school year
Raised for Children's Miracle Network, Dance Marathon 2017
To learn more about the causes we support, visit our official chapter website or click on the links below: