PI CHAPTER – Alpha Phi State
Boone County, West Virginia
Organized at The Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs on June 13, 1957 by Mrs. Beatrice Harvey.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. It was founded in Austin, Texas, May 11, 1929 by Dr. Annie Webb Blanton.
Purposes, Mission, and Vision
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has seven basic purposes that govern its program of work and study. The activities of each level of the Society implement the purposes of the Society. The seven purposes include
* To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship
* To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education
* To advance the professional interest and position of women in education
* To initiate, endorse and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interests of education and of women educators
* To endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships to non-member women educators
* To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action
* To inform the members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society
MISSION: The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
VISION: Leading women educators, impacting education worldwide.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) is a professional honor society for key women educators. With approximately 82,000 members in 17 countries, DKG offers members many opportunities such as
- professional development;
- leadership training;
- scholarships and grants;
- networking with educators around the world;
- fellowship and learning througha local chapter;
- forums for presenting and publishing; and
- professional conferences and conventions.
Members make a difference in education worldwide through various projects, both at the international and chapter level. International projects include
- Support for Early-career Educators through chapter projects in local communities; and
- Support for Schools for Africa through the US Fund for UNICEF.
DKG membership is an honor and is offered by invitation from a local chapter. A candidate for membership must be
- employed as a professional educator at the time of her election; or
- retired from an educational position.