KDP Membership Information
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. Kappa Delta Pi elects those into membership who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession.
At UNCW, you must have a 3.5 GPA and have been admitted into the Watson School of Education in order to be eligible. Members of Kappa Delta Pi are a part of an international network of the world's finest educators. Kappa Delta Pi has about 60,000 members in 550 universities, colleges, and alumni chapters located in the United States and other countries. There are 96 members from UNCW.
Beginning with the Spring 2010 initiation, new initiates will receive a pin and will need to earn honor cords by staying actively involved until graduation.
CRITERIA FOR INVOLVEMENT - To earn an honor cord, members are required to attend four KDP events per year, or two per semester from the time of initiation. Events include chapter meetings, service projects, fund raisers, professional development, or other events designated by the chapter officers. Members are responsible for keeping track of the number of events attended per year on the log. Sign-in sheets are provided at each event to verify attendance.
JACKSONVILLE STUDENTS - Because the Jacksonville campus is a significant distance from the UNCW main campus, where most events are held, exceptions will be extended to our Jacksonville students. KDP members officially enrolled on the Jacksonville Extension campus may choose to participate in service projects or professional development in the Jacksonville area. If these events are to be used toward earning a KDP honor cord, the events must be documented on the log and be submitted with appropriate signatures.
STUDENT INTERNS - The internship is an unusually busy semester, and requires students to be away from campus much of the semester. Student interns may substitute ONE professional development workshop or seminar from the internship for ONE KDP event. This substitution is allowed during the internship semester only, and members will still be required to attend at least one official KDP event.