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Kappa Delta Pi

2011 Ace of the Ace Award WinnersKappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education was founded March 8, 1911 at the University of Illinois. Organized to recognize excellence in education, Kappa Delta Pi elects those to membership who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions.

Kappa Delta Pi is an honor society of, about, and for educators. Selection is based upon:

  • high academic achievement,
  • a commitment to education as a career
  • a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession

Kappa Delta Pi has approximately 55,000 active members. Each member's name is recorded permanently at Society Headquarters, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, with the name of the initiating chapter. The Marian University School of Education initiated its first Kappa Delta Pi chapter, Alpha Alpha Tau, on Sunday, April 28, 2002 in the Ruth Lilly Center. Forty one members were initiated at that ceremony.

Currently Marian enjoys active participation in its KDP chapter. In 2011, the chapter earned the ACE of the ACE (Achieving Chapter Excellence) Award at Kappa Delta Pi’s 48th Biennial Convocation recognizing it as best of all entries.

Initiation Requirements


  • phase I completion
  • minimum 3.00 GPA

Post Baccalaureate

  • participant in one of Marian’s MAT programs
  • minimum 3.25 GPA
  • recipient of teaching license upon graduation

Kappa Delta Pi Events

2014-15 Kappa Delta Pi Officers

President: Mary Lutz
Vice Presidents: Rachel Garzon
Treasurers: Emily Escue and Brittany Kehoe
Secretaries: Melanie Czada and Noelia Gonzalez
Historians: Katie Kirchner and Colleen Curley
Foundation Representatives: Beth Rothrock
Membership Chairs: Karen Buckel and Caitlin Hensley
SGA Senators: Katie Barrett and Sarah Groves

For More Information, Please Contact:

Dr. Susie Beesley

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

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