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Quick Facts 

"The chilly rain splattered the window panes of hte little dormitory room on Professional Hall, the dormitory floor where most of the seniors lived. Saturday meant no class, and the dreary weather that hung over Farmville was a perfect excuse for the four friends to tuck themselves away in that cozy spot and talk for hours...It was that afternoon that Kappa Delta was born--October 23, 1897-- at the State Female Normal School in Farmville, Virginia"
-Ordinary Miracles: 100 Years of Kappa Delta Sorority
 

Over one hundred years ago, four friends in Farmville, VA collaborated to create a sisterhood based on friendship, fellowship, and sisterly love. Those ideals set by Lenora Ashmore, Mary Sommerville Sparks, Julia Gardiner Tyler, and Sara Turner remain strong in Kappa Delta Chapters throughout the United States.

The foundation of the Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Kappa Delta at Wofford College was established by those same ideals set forth so many years ago. Our chapter was created on November 17, 1979 an is one of the strongest chapters in the country today.

Epsilon Sigma women carry a legacy of being full of spirit and knowledge. Epsilon Sigma requires that every sister be involved in at least one campus activity in addition to Kappa Delta, which brings diversity and a variety of experiences to the circle. Epsilon Sigma Alumnae are proven leaders in society and graciously attribute a part of that success to the lessons learned through Kappa Delta. The Wofford College Dean of Students, Dean Roberta Bigger, was a member of the charter class of Epsilon Sigma.

Fun Facts about Epsilon Sigma: 

 

  • It snowed on the charter class's First Degree.
  • The first theme party was a "Country Jamboree."
  • The Shamrock Fundraisers such as the Annual Cookout raises over $12,000 for KD philanthropies.
  • Epsilon Sigma was responsible for the signing of a National Women's Friendship Day Proclamation by the Governor of South Carolina.

 

"Frienship was the ideal of Kappa Delta, and it grew out of the beautiful friendship of four girls... there was so much of it in our hearts... unselfish, pure, and very loyal"- Lenora Ashmore Blackiston, KD Founder