Alpha Delta Kappa Builds Educational Excellence, Altruism
and World Understanding Through Fellowship.

Membership Benefits

  • Friendship, support and association with professional peers
  • Honor and recognition of professional achievement
  • Professional and personal growth and development opportunities
  • Informative publications and peer-reviewed publication opportunities
  • Leadership development opportunities and training
  • Extensive members-only website
  • Scholarship and travel opportunities
  • Group insurance programs

Membership, which is honorary and based on peer recognition, provides a wealth of opportunities for leadership development and networking through workshops, training sessions, conferences and conventions. But, perhaps the greatest opportunity Alpha Delta Kappa provides is the opportunity to make a difference. Around the world, Alpha Delta Kappa members combine their energies and talents to enrich their lives and the lives of others through thousands of heartwarming, community-based altruistic projects.

In the past two years alone, Alpha Delta Kappa members have given nearly 12 million dollars in monetary and other gifts, nearly 2 million dollars in scholarships and have provided more than 2 million hours of volunteer service to their communities.  Opportunities for professional and personal networking abound in Alpha Delta Kappa.  From state/provincial/national conventions and regional conferences every even-numbered year to International conventions every odd-numbered year, talented women educators gather to share ideas, fellowship, recognition and support.  Alpha Delta Kappa conferences and conventions feature informative and inspirational seminars by some of the most effective and renowned speakers today.

More than 31,000 women educators around the world have discovered the many opportunities provided by membership in Alpha Delta Kappa — opportunities for recognition of their commitment to educational excellence, for personal and professional growth and for collectively channeling their energies toward the good of their schools, communities, the teaching profession and the world.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Alpha Delta Kappa has more than 1,300 chapters located in towns and cities in every state in the U.S., and around the world in Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Puerto Rico.




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  AΔK Calendars: Officers', Pearls and General

AΔK Announcements

Alpha Delta Kappa Month/Founders' Day Central

Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2016
We come together to remember our Founders and to celebrate our membership in ALPHA DELTA KAPPA. It was through the vision, dedication, and actions of Agnes Shipman Robertson, Marion Southall, Marie Neal, and Hattie Poppino that the state of Missouri in 1947 issued a charter incorporating ALPHA DELTA KAPPA, allowing it to organize chapters in every state and around the globe. We honor our Founders!

International President Ruth Ann Griggs AΔK Month/Founders day podcast

Ideas and Activities 

Founders' Day ceremonies 

History of Alpha Delta Kappa, founded in 1947

Founders’ photos

Founders’ biographies

Download the Founders’ PowerPoint show 
(Taken from the Commemorative KAPPAN for our 50th anniversary)

Clip art

AΔK month proclamation

The Lamp of Alpha Delta Kappa song 

S/P/N websites
 - Check out their AΔK Month/Founders’ day activities

For more general chapter meeting ideas and activities: 

Chapter program ideas

Fraternity education activities 

Suggestions for the fraternity education chairman
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2016 Chapter Officers Packet

Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2016
The 2016 Chapter Officer Packets were mailed out from Headquarters to the chapter president on Aug. 9th. The contents of the packet are listed below:

Material for chapter president:

Material for chapter treasurer:

For chapter membership chairman to view/download/print on the website:

Other miscellaneous documents available to view/download/print on the website:

2013-2018 Strategic Plan
A∆K Month Suggested Activities
Beginning and Ending Your Term in Office
Altruistic Report Form
Chapter Officers' Guidelines
City Sign Illustration and Guidelines
Fine Arts Grants Flyer

H-103, Membership Application Form

H-114, Annual Chapter Highlights Summary
H-119, Report for Member Changes
H-151, Chapter Form for Prospective Members (copy as needed)

H-154, Petition for Reinstatement

International Budget/Auditor’s Report…coming soon!
International Chapter Brochure
Member Needs Assessment
Membership Cards
Officers' Calendar
Regional Professional Development Scholarship Program Memo
Resolutions Information
S49 New Member Process
Sample Chapter Meeting Agenda


Alpha Delta Kappa: Real Life Connections for Today's Members 
Living Memorial Scholarship 
Regional Mini Scholarships 
Regional Professional Development Scholarships 
Annual Program Award 
Educators Insurance Program 
Alpha Delta Kappa Credit Card

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Disaster Relief

Posted On Friday, September 30, 2016
Recently we have been experiencing more and more natural disasters across this country. Many of them are endangering our sisters and the communities where they live. There have been floods in Louisiana and North Carolina recently as well as in Maryland and West Virginia this summer plus the fires in California. I checked with sisters in Alabama and Mississippi as well since they were in the line of all the rains and at this time I have no report of any problems from these two states. The storms (heavy rains) were moving Northeast and I have no report from this area at the time of this note.  

I have been in touch with sisters in these areas and can report to you that we do have sisters in Louisiana who have lost their homes or have severe water damage. The fires in CA are very close to the same area where schools were destroyed last year. Our Alpha Delta Kappa sisters are affected by these disasters. Let us keep them in our thoughts and prayers at this time as they assess their damage and work to move forward. 

Keeping up with the weather and disasters of this magnitude is difficult at times.  Please keep in touch and let us know if you have something to be shared or reported regarding our Alpha Delta Kappa family.  

There are many states and agencies who are moving to get supplies and assistance to those in need at this time according to news reports that I’ve seen. 
What can we do?  The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation has a line item in its budget for disaster relief. Donations can be sent to HQ written to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation and you can indicate on the subject/memo line “disaster relief” or more specifically to a S/P/N (ex:  Louisiana flooding).  Online donations may also be made through the website. When it is specific to a S/P/N, those monies will be sent to the S/P/N treasurer and that S/P/N Disaster Relief Committee will decide how to distribute the funds to assist our members affected.  A donation with only “disaster relief” will go into the fund and be distributed as needed depending on the number of inquiries. Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a donation statement for tax purposes in February. 

Let us pull together and embrace our sisters with support, love and care who are in need at this time. 
With love in sisterhood,
Ruth Ann and Barbara 
2015-17 Alpha Delta Kappa President & International Ex. Board Chairman

A note about membership badges lost in natural disasters:  If chapters have extra badges in their badge banks, please send them to International Headquarters (1615 W 92nd St, Kansas City, MO 64114) with a personal note to a sister who may have lost hers in a disaster, and we will see that they are appropriately distributed. Thank you so much! Executive Director Laura C. Bourgeois
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Candidate Information Form for 2017-19 Intl Office

Posted On Monday, September 26, 2016
Dear S/P/N Presidents,
It is time again for sisters to consider stepping up to serve at the International level for Alpha Delta Kappa. During the May 2016 IEB/IC meetings in Kansas City officers gave much thought and deliberation before making a unanimous decision to begin the restructure of International Chapter. This strategic decision was made to give our organization more effective direction for the future. These changes were all a part of the Constitution.
The elected positions of Chaplain, Historian and Sergeant–at–Arms will now become appointed positions for the biennium. The position of President of the International Council of Presidents is being retired with respect and it is an optional office at the S/P/N level. This restructuring aligns with what is currently the (optional) structure at the chapter level. Each of these positions is still important and the International President will appoint one or more sisters to fulfill the duties during the International Chapter meetings and for the International Convention.
The offices for which sisters may offer are: 2–year member of International Executive Board, 4–year member of International Executive Board, International Vice President for Membership, International Vice Presidents of the Regions and International President–Elect.
Attached you will find three sets of International Officer Candidate applications and cover letters with eligibility requirements. Thank you for sharing this information and encouraging sisters to offer for leadership positions at the International level.

Candidate Info Forms for 2017-19 Intl Office
Ruth Ann Griggs, International President
Barbara Stanfield, International Executive Board Chairman
Sherryl Longhofer, Candidate Qualifications Chairman
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2016-17 World Understanding Project Announced!

Posted On Monday, August 22, 2016

The International World Understanding Committee is pleased to announce the 2016 World Understanding Project is:

T.E.A.C.H. (Training, Educating and Affirming the Children of Haiti)

Alpha Delta Kappa members' donations will help build six additional classrooms for a secondary school at the orphanage in Croix Des Bouquets, Haiti.  The funds will also support the expansion of the Saturday trade school and women's skills program.

Donations may be made through the website or by mailing a check made out to The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation to 1615 W 92nd St, Kansas City, MO 64114.  Please note "Project T.E.A.C.H." in the memo line of the check or in the special notes of the online donation form.  


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