Letter to Parents
As your daughter makes the transition from high school to the University of Arkansas, one decision that will impact the rest of their life is whether or not to join a sorority. The Greek community plays an important role on campus as well as throughout the community. Leadership, scholarship, community service, and sisterhood are the ideals that founded each of our sororities on campus, and definitely expressed throughout Kappa Delta.
We believe that our Greek community at the University of Arkansas positively contributes to student development. Membership in a sorority helps your daughter feel a connection to the University and their chapters. It offers a scholastic support system, service opportunities, and close friends who will provide encouragement and support when times are difficult.
Approximately 20% of our undergraduates at the U of A belong to the 27 fraternities and sororities on campus. About 1/3 of these students belong to one of the 8 Panhellenic sororities here at the U of A. About 1,450 young ladies were involved in Panhellenic recruitment this past fall, leading to about 153 young ladies in each pledge class, and we are looking forward to another wonderful year within the coming fall!
As a parent, you are undoubtedly concerned about your daughter's college experience and the choices that she will make. The Parent's Guide to Greek Life (located through the U of A Greek Life website or by following this link http://uagreeks.uark.edu/3232.php) is designed to answer some of the questions you may have about sorority membership. There are also other links to testimonies from graduating seniors, and how Greek Life made an impact on their lives such as this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u0EeX6TtHg&feature=youtu.be.
If you have any specific questions and/or concerns regarding Greek Life, please feel free to call the Greek Life office at 479-575-5001.