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Kappa Delta Pi

International Honor Society in Education

Kappa Delta Pi is a membership organization founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. KDP Membership is a lifelong connection to a network of 40,000 exceptional educators working in various levels of education, including some of today’s top thinkers and practitioners in education.  

The Xi Eta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi was started at DePauw in 1977 and has been active ever since.  Working on various projects throughout the year, DePauw KDP members strive to uphold the four Ideals of the Society: Science, Service, Toil, and Fidelity to Humanity.  These Ideals are expressed in the KDP motto, "Knowledge, Duty, Power."  

Since 2003, KDP members have not only attended, but also have presented, at the biennial national conference.  Recent topics have included such things as life-long learning for the elderly and the service of tutoring/teaching.  Attending and presenting at the KDP conference has allowed members to meet experts in the field of education like Michael Apple, Sonia Nieto, and James Banks.