Alpha Upsilon Chapter at Birmingham-Southern College

Kappa Delta

Academic Excellence

Academics are a top priority for Kappa Delta. The sorority provides members with the resources they need to be their best. 

Each chapter’s academic support program is customized by the chapter and its advisors. Programming options include study sessions, mentoring members in the same major, individual tutoring, incentives for good grades and more. Further, chapters hold an Academic Success Seminar at least twice during the year. Kappa Delta’s academic excellence focus is designed to grow with members throughout their college years, as their needs and areas of concern evolve.

The Kappa Delta Foundation supports our commitment to academics by awarding nearly $450,000 in graduate and undergraduate scholarships, leadership trainings, internships and professional development opportunities each year to Kappa Delta sisters across the nation. These scholarships have been made possible through gifts, funds and bequests to the Kappa Delta Foundation. Visit Kappa Delta’s national website for more information on scholarship opportunities and the application process.

 

Academics are a top priority at Alpha Upsilon. Our chapter consistently maintains a GPA that is higher than the school's all female and all sorority average, with a current average of 3.42. This past semester, over half of our Alpha Upsilon sisters were on the Dean's List (GPA of over 3.5), and we had the third highest GPA out of all of the sororities! Our sisters are also members of many different honor societies on campus, such as: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota, Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Order of Omega, Kappa Delta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, and Psi Chi, among many others. 

We also have several sisters that are Stump Scholars, Harrison Honors Scholars, and Hess Fellows. 

To ensure that our new members begin college with good grades, our chapter initiated our Kappa Helpa program. An older sister who has a high GPA and is familiar with a particular area of study is paired with a new member who is pursuing that particular area of study. The Kappa Helpa works as a resource for the new members, providing academic guidance, tutoring, and accountability so our new members remain academically successful as they begin college. This program created by our 2017 Executive Council at Alpha Upsilon won us the Academic Excellence award at our 2017 National Convention and has been very successful in aiding new members in their academics and starting smart habits that they retain throughout their college career.

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