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 33,000 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.





2017 International Convention

Join us in New Orleans, LA from July 12 - 15, 2017!!

AΔK Announcements

Candidate Information Form for 2017-19 Intl Office

Posted On Tuesday, June 21, 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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Help Choose Alpha Delta Kappa’s Next World Understanding Project

Posted On Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2017 Educational Symposium Presenters Wanted

Posted On Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Workshop Proposals Are Needed NOW for the 2017 Educational Symposium

2017 Educational Symposium Proposal application form (MS Word)

2017  Educational Symposium Proposal application form (PDF)

2017 Educational Symposium Proposal application form (.rtf; can be edited in TextEdit on a Mac)

By the 2017 International Educational Symposium Committee

Plan ahead to be inspirED! Highlight Wednesday, July 12, 2017 on your calendars as the date of the 2017 Educational Symposium which will be held in New Orleans,  Louisiana  as  part  of  the  July  12-17 International Alpha Delta Kappa Convention.

The International Educational Symposium Committee is eager  to  receive  proposal  applications  for workshops for the 2017 Educational Symposium. Our membership is diverse and we need a variety of workshops to appeal to those who are actively engaged in education, as well as, those who are  retired educators. Perhaps you have presented a workshop in one of these settings: school, community, another organization, educational conference, S/P/N Convention or  will  be  a  presenter  at  a  Regional  Conference this summer. Please consider sharing your knowledge, insights and talents with your  sisters  in  New Orleans in 2017. Which category would best describe the workshop you could present?

Personal Interests – book talks, personal enrichment, cultural exchange, health and wellness, etc.

Alpha Delta Kappa –
fraternity education, leadership (including officer training), membership, altruism, world understanding, scholarships, ways and means, etc.

Professional   Development   –  
classroom   techniques   and   management,   educational   issues, S/P/N educational initiatives, Common Core State Standards, National Board Certification, etc.

Workshops will be 60 minutes in length with theater‐style seating. Microphones will be provided  for sessions with 50 or more registered attendance. For complete information regarding the workshops, please carefully read the Proposal Application Form.

Applications for proposals to present a session must be received via postal mail, email on or before August 15, 2016 and should be sent to:

Edwina Aaron, 2017 Educational Symposium Chairman
1324 Waxwing Cir
Alabaster, AL 35007‐9028

Applicants will be notified by October 15, 2016 of their acceptance as a presenter for the 2017 Educational Symposium.


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Welcome to the New Website

Posted On Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Welcome to the new Alpha Delta Kappa International website! 

The only password protected areas of the new website are the directory, marketplace, “My Profile” and a few misc. items but, otherwise, everything else is public. Hopefully this will make it easier for members to access things quickly without having to sign in every time.

By now, all members of AΔK should have received a new username and password via email for the new International AΔK website.  Once you are logged in, go to "My Profile" to update your contact information, username/password, etc. Members can update their name, address, phone number, email address, engaged/employed status and DOB by clicking on the pencil icon at the top right corner of the area they want to update. The editable areas will turn white and be sure to save your changes. This update will be reflected instantly at Headquarters so there is no need to complete the H-119 form.

Here are some of the new features:
A focus on ease of use for members and prospective members 
Members can update their own contact information
Comprehensive online directory
Responsive design for tablets and smartphones
Contact information updates instantly reflected at Headquarters 
Members will be able to share content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube
Please don't hesitate to contact Headquarters for any questions or assistance!
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Alpha Delta Kappa Collegiate Club Charters Chapter at Ball State

Posted On Wednesday, June 15, 2016

March 15, 2016, marked a new era for Alpha Delta Kappa as 25 young men and women were initiated as charter members of Alpha Delta Kappa Collegiate Club (AΔKCC), the student affiliate of AΔK. The evening began with a reception, hosted by the Indiana Beta Epsilon sisters at the Ball State University Alumni Center, for the AΔKCC members and guests. 

Before the chartering ceremony, opening remarks were shared by faculty advisor Lynette Varner, Indiana Beta Epsilon President Deanna Harshman and AΔK Executive Director Laura Bourgeois. Special guests from Ball State University and AΔK were introduced, and the AΔKCC members participated in a formal chartering ceremony led by International President Ruth Ann Griggs, International Vice President for Membership Judy Ganzert and International Vice President, North Central Region Jane Thompson. 

AΔK guests in attendance included International Executive Board Member Anne Creveling, Indiana State President Becky Carter and Immediate Past Indiana State President Robbie Tribby. At the closing of the chartering ceremony, the officers for AΔKCC were installed by International President Ruth Ann. The 2015-16 AΔKCC officers are President Chloe Woodruff, Vice President Jillian Ryan, Secretary Nicole Glenn, Treasurer Emily Lawhorn, Historian Sophia Borzabadi and Public Relations Chairman Kyleigh Breden. The events of the evening were concluded with words of gratitude for AΔKCC logo designer Bethany Gordon and events chairman volunteer Breanna Levy.

See Full Article in the KAPPAN  p.9

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