Kappa Delta Pi

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The Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society subscribes to the four ideals of Fidelity to Humanity, Service, Science, and Toil. We endeavor to maintain professional fellowship, enhance professional growth, and honor achievement in the field of education and related helping professions.

 Kappa Delta Pi

The Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) student organization at Southeastern is student-led. Members join both the local, Zeta, chapter and the International KDP organization.

The Zeta chapter members and officers decide on activities. Past activities have included:

  • Monthly meetings (scheduled in the evening so that student teacher residents can attend)
  • Socials for members following the meetings
  • Participation in service opportunities, including the Fall Dance for adults with exceptionalities
  • Collection of donations to benefit the community (e.g., school supplies, book drives, etc.)

Membership is determined by GPA and having at least 18 credit hours of collegiate work, which at least 6 hours are education coursework. Membership is open to both undergraduates and graduate. Members are inducted annually. During graduation, KDP members may wear a cord indicating their status as members of the KDP education honor society.

Why should you join?

  • Is there a calling more profound or important than teaching? Kappa Delta Pi believes it's the most important profession there is. The impact a teacher can have on an individual's life is significant. A teacher can light the fire of learning and open the world for a student. once that fire is lit, the burning hunger for knowledge can take a child anywhere.
  • Membership in Kappa Delta Pi is a bold declaration of your commitment to the teaching profession. Kappa Delta Pi offers a rich range of professional and personal services and products designed to help you grow throughout your teaching career.
  • As a teacher, you have the power to touch the future. Kappa Delta Pi can help fuel your ongoing success. Working together, the possibilities are infinite.

Membership benefits

  • KDP is an professional organization you can list on your resume
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Develop a relationship with other student members who understand what it is to be an education major
  • Access to member KDP benefits from the International KDP organization

Have questions? Contact psga1923@southeastern.edu


Education is a vital force in any society that encourages universal welfare and individual progress. Education is likewise the cornerstone of democracy and the foundation for personal fulfillment. As an International Honor Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi has adopted and continues to pledge fidelity to four cherished ideals: Humanity, Science, Service, and Toil.

The central ideal of fidelity to Humanity is faith in the potential of all human beings, through education, to experience more meaningful lives. Kadelpians pledge their loyalty to the ideal that young and old of every race and creed shall, through equality of educational opportunity, enjoy physical health, social and political rights, and economic justice.

Fidelity to the ideal of Science requires faithfulness to the cause of free inquiry. It implies accepting proven and replicative truth as a way of eliminating prejudice and superstition. It also implies not rushing to condemn the old and tested truth to accept ideas and practices that seem new and spectacular. Fidelity to Science requires, perhaps most of all, not distorting evidence to support a favored theory or practice.

A major incentive of the great teachers of the world has always been their desire to serve learners of all ages, classes, and races. Kadelpians pledge fidelity to Service as they enable learners and communities, through education, to achieve justice, peace, and a better quality of life for persons everywhere.

Toil is the fourth ideal to which Kadelpians pledge fidelity. With faith in the social necessity and intrinsic reward of the teaching profession, they show their will to do what must be done. If one life is given greater freedom and nobler vision, toil is not in vain.

So to teach that my words and actions inspire a will to learn; so to serve that each day may enhance the growth of exploring and expanding minds; so to live that I may guide young and old to know the truth and love the right. To the fulfillment of these ideals, I pledge my efforts and loyalty.