Kappa Delta Pi

KDP Officer Retreat 2017Kappa 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
  • Commitment to education as a career
  • 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, 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.

Marian University enjoys active participation in its KDP chapter. In 2011, the chapter earned the ACE of the Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) 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 University's MAT programs
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Recipient of teaching license upon graduation

2017-18 Kappa Delta Pi Officers (pictured above)

  • President: Megan Bell
  • Vice President: Morgan Keenan
  • Treasurers: Andrea Rodriguez and Amanda Warnke
  • Secretaries: Elizabeth Coleman and Madilyn Wincek
  • Historian: Ashley Minton
  • Foundation Representative: Erin Rosebrough
  • Membership Chair: Katie Allen
  • SGA Senator: Zachary Walke

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, March 13 | 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Literacy Night at Cold Spring School: Literacy Alive Project

    Set-up at Cold Spring School at 5 p.m.
    Help facilitate stations that promote reading and literacy skills.
  • Wednesday, March 22 | 5 to 7 p.m.
    Marian Hall Room 4
    Information meeting for those invited to join KDP. Dues must be paid by March 31.
    First-year teacher and clinical intern panel discussion starts at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 5 | 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Marian Hall Room 4

    Officer elections and planning for next fall.  
    Professional development session begins at 6 p.m. Allyson Boyll and Jen Money-Brady from Joseph Maley Foundation will discuss programs that help with depression, stress, anti-bullying, etc.
  • Sunday, April 23 | Noon 
    Initiation and Officer Installation, Evans Center 150 Lecture Hall 1

    Set up at 11 a.m. Otherwise arrive no later than 11:45 a.m.
    Ceremony begins at noon. Friends and family members are welcome.
    Initiation is mandatory for new members. A make-up session will be offered before or after a chapter  meeting. A reception will follow at 1 p.m. in Evans Center atrium.
  • Wednesday, April 26
    Year-end wrap-up

    Preparing for ACE award submission and convo in Pittsburgh on October 26-28, 2017.

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