Upsilon Kappa Delta
Colors: Forest Green, Maroon and Navy Blue
National Founding Date: December 10, 1993
Local Founding Date: December 10, 1993
Motto: "A sisterhood 2 tight 2 break"
In the Fall of 1993, thirteen young ladies at California State University, Chico were called to action by the lack of diversity on campus. On December 10, 1993, Upsilon Kappa Delta Multicultural Sorority was established with one all-encompassing goal in mind: to be an example of the ideal multicultural sorority.
Our Founding Mothers chose to take a holistic approach in their efforts to create the ideal multicultural sorority. They realized that attracting and creating well-rounded women was dependent upon three important ideas: enriching yourself, enriching each other, and enriching everyone else around you. Because of this, they founded UKD upon the three pillars of Academics, Sisterhood and Community Service.
However, many people ask, “If Multiculturalism is so important to you, then why is it not one of your pillars?” The answer is simple. Our Founding Mothers chose not to because Multiculturalism should not be confined to a single facet of life. Since our establishment, UKD has strove to emphasize diversity (racially, ethnically, religiously and sexually) and to promote acceptance in ALL aspects of our organization, campus and local community.
UKD is a Sisterhood of differences and a Sisterhood of love, so it’s only natural that we learn to love our differences!