National History

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Incorporated was established at Texas Tech University by four friends who recognized the need to unify and promote leadership amongst Hispanic women at the university. The Founders are Cynthia Garza-Fleitman, Nellie Flores-Ledesma, Irene Montoya and Melissa Montoya. Their dream was to create something more lasting than a club. They envisioned a sorority. It was to be an entity that would extend beyond their college days. They sought to incorporate the principles of Unity, Honesty, Integrity and Leadership into this organization.

The women began the steps to become recognized as an organization at the university and asked Marlene Hernandez, Associate Director of New Student Relations to be their advisor. The Founders enlisted the aid of ten women to help promote the ideals and philosophy of the sorority to other Hispanic women at Texas Tech. These ten women are known as the Charter members of Kappa Delta Chi. They are as follows:

Rocio Briseno

Christella Rivera

Dahlia Cavazos

Suzanna Cisneros

Doris Mendiola

Theresa Reyes

Carline Soto

Melissa Chavez

Mary Garza


Maria Pando


Due to the hard work and effort of the Founders and the Charter members, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Incorporated was recognized as an official organization at Texas Tech University on April 6, 1987. This historic day is officially recognized as Kappa Delta Chiís founding date.

Kappa Delta Chi became a nationally recognized sorority with the induction of the first chapter outside of Texas in 1991. Over the years, Kappa Delta Chi has grown to include women of various ethnicities and cultures and has inducted other chapters throughout the country. All with the common premise of joining Kappa Delta Chi because of the scholastic and ethical standards that it cultivates. These are the standards that we emanate through sisterly friendship and servitude to each other and to those around us.

As the result of our sisterhood's diligent work and determination, Kappa Delta Chi was recognized as a service-based, nonprofit corporation by the State of Texas on September 25, 1997. Subsequently, our sisterhood has become known as Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is a community service based sorority, and the first Latina founded sorority to come to the University of Arizona campus. We were recognized as a chapter on this campus on November 9, 1991. being a service based sorority, our philanthropies mostly focus on, but are not limited to, the Hispanic population. Our main philanthropy is Project Yes, a tutoring and mentoring center in Tucson where our members spend many hours with children ranging in ages from five to eighteen. Academics and service are encouraged in our members as well as many social and sisterhood events which are planned throughout the semester. Our sisterhood seeks women who epitomize the traditional values of unity, honesty, integrity, and leadership as well as those who open their minds and hearts to the community we serve.