The sorority hosted its “Kappa’ccinos with the Kappa D’s” recruitment events to meet with women interested in joining its group of seven.
“It’s just a time for them to sit down and get to know our organization,” said Tammy Dang, vice president of KLD.
Social Chair Karin Cheng said KLD wants members who will help the group enhance its goals and values, which include a 100 percent graduation rate.
“We’re looking for confident and inclusive women who have a passion for service, demonstrate academic excellence and strive to be leaders on the TCU campus,” Cheng said.
Dang said the sorority, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in the fall, was founded to fill a need for community amongst Asian women. Kappa Lambda Delta was founded at TCU in 2005 and is still unique to the campus.
“We were founded based on the idea that seven of our founders did not see a sorority that supported Asian women and their needs,” said Dang.
Dang said she feels this difference is the reason the sorority is especially known for its community service.
“We are definitely very local based, so a lot of our philanthropy and a lot of the volunteer work that we do is centered around the idea of giving back to the community,” Dang said. “Being the only chapter comes with a lot of community support.”
KLD holds events for its philanthropy, Union Gospel Mission, every semester. Last fall, KLD held a clothing drive, a volunteer day and a fundraiser at Fruitealicious.
The sorority plans to participate in the Fort Worth Multiple Sclerosis Walk on April 2.
Dang said while KLD focuses on Asian American awareness, women of all backgrounds are welcome to join.
Social Chair Vien Phan said she believes all new members contribute something to help the sorority continue to thrive and achieve its goals.
“Everyone is unique, so whatever they bring to KLD is special,” she said.