Applications to be Accepted for Kappa Delta Pi

September 14, 2015


Kappa Delta Pi Logo

Dear Education Major:

The time has arrived for student applications to be accepted for Kappa Delta Pi, one of the largest and most prestigious international honor societies for scholars in the field of education.  With more than 500 active chapters throughout the world, KDP is dedicated to educational ideals.  To learn more about KDP and see the array of professional development resources and opportunities available to members, go to www.kdp.org.  This year KDP will become an active campus organization.  There will be service project opportunities as well as professional development events related to the job search, internship experiences, and your first year teaching.  If you are already a member of KDP, congratulations on being initiated into the organization.  If you have not applied, please consider joining this prestigious organization.

Alpha Phi, Auburn University’s chapter of KDP, has an 84-year history on our campus, honoring and promoting excellence in the field of education.  The minimum grade point average for eligibility to join KDP is 3.5 for undergraduates after admission to teacher education and 3.6 for graduate students with the completion of 12 hours of graduate work.

If you meet these qualifications and would like to join this select group of scholars, please plan to attend an informational meeting, which will be held Sept. 24 at 6:00 pm in Haley Center room 2454.  At this meeting, you will learn about the application process and the opportunities that membership in KDP can offer.  If you are interested in KDP, but unable to attend this meeting, please contact Dr. Victoria Cardullo at vmc0004@auburn.edu or Dr. Megan Burton at meb0042@auburn.edu.  Applications and a copy of your unofficial transcripts are due to Dr. Cardullo or Dr. Burton no later than 5:00pm on Oct. 9.  You can drop them off by submitting all required materials in an envelope in our offices (HC 5070 or HC 5020) or to Mary Lin in the Curriculum and Teaching office in Haley Center room 5040.  Once your information has been verified, you will be officially invited to join through a formal induction ceremony.  Further information will be provided in the notification of acceptance letter.  The membership fee has two options: $65 total for one year or $115 total for two years of membership.  The breakdown is as follows:

Options National Dues Local Dues Initiation Fee Total
1 year $45 $15 $5 $65
2 year $80 $30 (two years) $5 (one year) $115

 

Dues fund the work of KDP on campus and across the nation.  You will receive The New Teacher Advocate, a quarterly publication, and many other benefits that include scholarships, Q&A with teachers of the year, job seeking resources, and professional development conferences with your membership (see www.kdp.org). The local dues pay for the expense of initiation, graduation honor cords, an honor cord ceremony, meeting costs, as well as outreach opportunities determined by the membership.  Although the website indicates that you can pay online, you must first receive notification of local acceptance.  The online membership will not be accepted without local membership first. 

We hope that you meet the academic requirements and consider joining us for the informational meeting on Sept. 24 at 6:00pm in Haley Center, Room 2454.

Sincerely,

KDP Alpha Phi Counselors:

Dr. Victoria Cardullo                          Dr. Megan Burton
Reading Education                           Elementary Education
vmc0004@auburn.edu                    meb0042@auburn.edu
5070 Haley Center                            5020 Haley Center
844-6882                                            844-8141