The Kappa Delta National Sorority was founded by four young women at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood College) in Farmville, Virginia, on October 23, 1897. On that day, Lenora Ashmore, Mary Sommerville Sparks Hendrick, Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson, and Sara Turner White solidified the ties of friendship with the birth of Kappa Delta. Their original ideals of friendship, fellowship, and sisterly love have remained constant and strong for more than 100 years, and their sisterhood has today grown into an association of over 200 chartered chapters and over 175,000 initiated sisters nationwide.
"Most people associate partying and drinking with fraternities and sororities. If a person goes Greek, they must be at school just to party and go crazy. Such is not the case with Greek life at Union. The Greek community here is first and foremost a body of Christ followers who desire to grow in fellowship with one another and with Christ. My Kappa Delta sisters have been extremely fundamental in my personal growth, both socially and spiritually, this year. And we don't have to go "college girls gone wild" to have fun! We're perfectly content doing something as silly as a slip and slide with shaving cream. Another reason the Greek community is different at Union, I believe, is that we actively seek to engage in our campus, rather than remain an exclusive elite group. I am part of the Greek community, yes. But I'm going to talk to you and seek friendship with you whether or not you are part of it as well."