Kappa Delta was the first sorority founded at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University), in Farmville, Virginia. It is one of the 'Farmville Four' sororities founded at the university. (The others are Alpha Sigma Alpha, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Zeta Tau Alpha; a clock tower at the university campus with a clock face representing each sorority is dedicated to the four). Kappa Delta has over 230,000 members, more than 14,000 undergraduate members in 140 active collegiate chapters. Kappa Delta also has more than 510 chartered alumnae chapters, the most of any National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) group. It is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. Lenora Ashmore Blackiston, Mary Sommerville Sparks Hendricks, Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson, and Sara Turner White founded Kappa Delta on the beliefs of friendship, fellowship, and sisterly love. Kappa Delta was the only sorority to become a member of the National Panhellenic Conference immediately upon petition.
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