Founding the Kappa Delta Chapter

Chandler Thompson discusses being a part of the founding of the Kappa Delta chapter at NC State in 2011-2012.

Interview on 2013-07-06


00:00:00.000 I will tell you though, founding a sorority and starting it from the beginning
00:00:04.712 is a completely different experience than just joining an established sorority.
00:00:10.557 It's amazing. Everyone else has traditions and they know what their philanthropy is
00:00:16.221 and they have the same social events and different events throughout the year
00:00:20.032 and we had none of that, so we kind of had to figure it all out, maybe learn
00:00:24.055 what some other schools did. We met with Beta Chi, the Kappa Delta chapter
00:00:28.572 at UNC-Chapel Hill, a few times, but other than that we were just figuring it out
00:00:33.279 trial and error. . . . Yeah. With Kappa Delta we knew we had to have a Shamrock event,
00:00:38.571 which is kind of the biggest fundraiser that a Kappa Delta chapter does throughout the year
00:00:43.868 to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America, and so the first year we did a fashion show
00:00:51.945 with younger girls to let them-. They were the ones that were in the fashion show.
00:00:58.323 We sold t-shirts and did something else to raise money, I'm not exactly sure what it was,
00:01:05.091 and that event was okay, but I guess at that point we realized it didn't leave us much room
00:01:11.020 for other Greek organizations to participate in it besides attending the event.
00:01:18.305 So we moved to what they've been doing the last two years, a pig pickin' type thing,
00:01:21.967 and have a pie competition where the sororities can bake pies and do something
00:01:28.669 that involves more of the Greek chapters. Shamrock 'N Shag, that's the name, so have music,
00:01:34.381 shag dancing, provide barbecue, and create ways for other Greek organizations
00:01:39.617 to participate to help raise money for our philanthropy.