Latina Founded Kappa Delta Chi Breaking Academic Barriers
Posted: Apr 16 2014
Undergraduate Sisters' Labor Toward Academic Excellence Pays Off
LUBBOCK, TX: 3/8/13 - Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. undergraduate chapters achieve a national grade point average of 3.03.
Since 1987, KDChi has worked tirelessly to support young Hispanic women in their pursuit of a college degree. With a commitment to "achieve academic excellence and graduation of all its members", KDChi is proud to announce it's latest academic achievement.
"Last June, the National Cabinet established a goal to raise our National GPA to above a 3.0," said National President, Mary González, "in less than six months we are excited to announce that we have reached our goal."
Twelve years ago, a study by the National Center for Education Statistics found that among all young Americans born in the United States, Hispanics, both first and second generation, were the most likely of all other races and ethnicities to drop out of high school.
Among the 73 percent of Hispanics who did graduate from high school, only 44 percent chose to attend college. Regrettably, only 13 percent of Hispanic students enrolled in college eventually graduate to earn a bachelor's degree. In the year 2010, about 1.7 million bachelor's degrees were awarded to university students in the United States. Among the recipients, only 8.5 percent were Hispanic.
In an effort to beat the odds against them, KDChi offers its members a number of opportunities to develop study skills. Academic chairs at local chapters often host study skills workshops from a variety of topics including time management to best practices. KDChi undergraduate members are encouraged to study by submitting weekly reports of "study hours" to their chapter - often leading to friendly competition among members.
"We are proud of all the hard work and commitment the women of Kappa Delta Chi have demonstrated to academics," said González. Among its 51 chapters over 20 boast a GPA over a 3.0. "I would like to congratulate the Chapters who have worked hard to have the highest GPA in the country. Their commitment to academics is impressive. One way to serve a community is by educating yourself, and the women in these chapters have done just that."
~Leading with Integrity, United through Service~
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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina-founded, 501 c 7, national sorority that fosters professional development, academics and lifelong learning, and higher education degree attainment; an organization dedicated to community service to institutions of higher education and the community with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population. You may visit us on the web at www.KappaDeltaChi.org.