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Kappa Lambda Psi

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Type  Social
Colors  Navy Blue, Grey
Scope  Local
Founded  April 28, 1980 Glassboro State College, now Rowan University
Motto  Kinship, Love and Pride!
Symbol  Candle, Purple Heart, Star

Kappa Lambda Psi (ΚΛΨ) is a local sorority founded on Monday, April 28, 1980 at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). The Sorority has five chapters, but only one is active. The Delta Chapter at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, founded in October 1989, is the only existing chapter. The sorority was the first Greek Letter Organization on Marist College's campus.

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Founding of the Delta Chapter

Kappa Lambda Psi was founded by 28 women who had the hopes of creating the 27th national sorority to join the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and the brothers of Zeta Psi. The Delta Chapter at Marist College, established in October 1989, was the first sorority to be granted a charter at Marist College.

Philanthropy and Service

Philanthropy: American Cancer Society The sorority participates in Relay for Life each year and fundraises for the event. In 2007, they were within the top ten fundraisers for Marist College.

Local Service Project: New York Blood Services

Every semester, Kappa Lambda Psi, joined with Alpha Phi Delta national fraternity, organizes an on-campus blood drive. Kappa Lambda Psi received a plaque from New York Blood Services in appreciation for their contributions.

Activities

Kappa Lambda Psi is one of the organizations responsible for bringing Take Back the Night to the college's campus.

Care Packages

Kappa Lambda Psi offers the purchasing of care packages (which consist of small snacks that come with a card), which are useful for students' parents to send in for comfort and best wishes during midterm weeks and as a fundraiser.

Awards

  • "Club of the Year" by Marist College's Student Government Association in 2001 and 2003. Kappa Lambda Psi is currently the only on-campus Greek organization to receive the award .
  • New York Blood Services gave Kappa Lambda Psi a plaque in appreciation of their work organizing Blood Drives at Marist College.
  • Chapters

    Α Chapter: Glassboro State College (now Rowan University)
    Β Chapter: Montclair State University
    Γ Chapter: Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Δ Chapter: Marist College
    Ε Chapter: William Paterson University

    References

    Kappa Lambda Psi Wikipedia


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