Kappa Delta Pi

What is Kappa Delta Pi?

  • Membership - Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education with over 50,000 members. Members include educators in all stages of their careers (i.e. students, novice and practicing teachers, administrators, professors, and retirees). John Dewey was the first Laureate chapter member. Other members include Jean Piaget, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nel Noddings, and Albert Einstein.
  • Mission - Kappa Delta Pi stands for knowledge, duty, and power. The KDP mission is to support and recognize scholarship and excellence in education.

What can Kappa Delta Pi do for me?

  • Benefits - As a member, you will belong to an international network of the world's finest educators! Benefits include:
    • Recognition for your achievements
    • Networking with educators across the country & peers
    • Local and national leadership opportunities
    • Teaching resources
    • Scholarship and grants
    • Job search assistance
    • Quarterly publications (New Teacher Advocate; The Educational Forum; Kappa Delta Pi Record)
    • Education practice publications (free notes and tips for practicing teachers four times per year)
    • Contribute to local community through service projects

How do I join Kappa Delta Pi?

  • Membership Criteria: All members must express an intention of continuing in the education field, exemplify worthy educational ideals and:
    • Undergraduate students - Sophomore standing with at least 12 hours of major coursework and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Graduate students - Graduate standing in the CEHD, have completed six or more hours of graduate work at UofL CEHD, have at least 12 hours of coursework in education, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
      • Interested applicants should reach out via email to kdplouisville@gmail.com
      • All students who meet criteria and apply for membership will be inducted into Kappa Delta Pi at our official initiation ceremony in Spring 2018.
      • There is a $47 new member initiation fee within two weeks of initiation and an annual due of $10.
    • If you do not yet meet the aforementioned criteria; however, still want to be involved, you may join as a Friend of Kappa Delta Pi. As a Friend of KDP, you may be involved in the chapter and participate in our events until you are eligible to be initiated into a fully pledged member. If interested, please reach out to kdplouisville@gmail.com