Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is dedicated
to scholarship and excellence in education. The Society as a community
of scholars pledged to worthy ideals:
- Recognizes scholarship and excellence in
- Promotes the development and dissemination of
worthy educational ideas and practices,
- Enhances the continuous growth and leadership
of its diverse membership,
- Fosters inquiry and reflection on significant
educational issues, and
- Maintains a high degree of professional
Kappa Delta Pi Creed
Education is a vital force in any society that encourages universal
welfare and individual progress. Education is likewise the cornerstone
of democracy and the foundation for personal fulfillment. As an
International Honor Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi has adopted
and continues to pledge fidelity to four cherished ideals: Humanity,
Science, Service, and Toil.
central ideal of fidelity to Humanity is faith in the potential of all
human beings, through education, to experience more meaningful lives.
Kadelpians pledge their loyalty to the ideal that young and old of
every race and creed shall, through equality of educational
opportunity, enjoy physical health, social and political rights, and
to the ideal of Science requires faithfulness to the cause of free
inquiry. It implies accepting proven and replicative truth as a way of
eliminating prejudice and superstition. It also implies not rushing to
condemn the old and tested truth to accept ideas and practices that
seem new and spectacular. Fidelity to Science requires, perhaps most of
all, not distorting evidence to support a favored theory or practice.
major incentive of the great teachers of the world has always been
their desire to serve learners of all ages, classes, and races.
Kadelpians pledge fidelity to Service as they enable learners and
communities, through education, to achieve justice, peace, and a better
quality of life for persons everywhere.
is the fourth ideal to which Kadelpians pledge fidelity. With faith in
the social necessity and intrinsic reward of the teaching profession,
they show their will to do what must be done. If one life is given
greater freedom and nobler vision, toil is not in vain.
to teach that my words and actions inspire a will to learn; so to serve
that each day may enhance the growth of exploring and expanding minds;
so to live that I may guide young and old to know the truth and love
the right. To the fulfillment of these ideals, I pledge my efforts and