Hollins University is the home of the newest chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the international honor society in education.
The Alpha Iota Rho chapter was officially established on campus this month with 21 inductees. The mission of this organization is to advance quality education by inspiring teachers to prepare all learners for future challenges.
“Our goal is to have this newly installed society encourage all Hollins students and future educators to continue to achieve academic excellence at Hollins and beyond,” said Shalan Mitchell ’19 and Lindsey Grubb ’19, co-presidents of the chapter.
KDP was founded in 1911 to promote excellence in education and encourage fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Featuring an initiated membership of more than 1.2 million, KDP champions four ideals, as articulated during the Alpha Iota Rho initiation ceremony on March 7:
- Fidelity to Humanity: “Implies faith in the potential of human beings and in the improvement of the human condition through education; compassion in the contacts one has, as an educator, with humanity; and dedication to the concept that through continuous education based upon equal opportunity, persons of all ages, races, and creeds will find increased opportunity for experiencing more meaningful lives.”
- Fidelity to Science: “Implies that, as an educator, one will be faithful to the cause of free inquiry and strive to eliminate prejudice and superstition by withholding judgement until accurate and adequate evidence is obtained.”
- Fidelity to Service: “The very essence of education, which seeks advancement, not merely for self, but for society as well.”
- Fidelity to Toil: “The will to do the task that must be done whether the task pleases one or not, faith in the social necessity and intrinsic reward of the education profession.”
To learn more about the Hollins chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo caption: Lindsey Grubb ’19 (left) and Shalan Mitchell ’19, co-presidents of the newly established Kappa Delta Pi chapter at Hollins.