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

Why Become a Member? 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 29,000 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 1,200 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.




AΔK Announcements

COVID-19 and How AΔK is Impacted

Posted On Monday, May 25, 2020

COVID-19 and How AΔK is Impacted

We've all recently experienced changes because of COVID-19. This page will keep you updated on how Alpha Delta Kappa, and our events and activities, might be impacted. 

Regional Conference Update - May 21, 2020

Regional Conference Update - May 16, 2020

Member Survey Results - May 16, 2020

May 11, 2020 - Headquarters has received inquiries concerning chapter checks not clearing their banks. With COVID-19 forcing the HQ building to temporarily close, staff is processing payments to the best of our abilities. Most checks will be deposited within a week or two of staff returning to the HQ building, which is tentatively scheduled for May 18th. Please contact with any questions. 

North Central Regional Conference Update - May 2, 2020

Regional Conference Update - April 21, 2020

"Alpha Delta Kappa Together" Blog
(Brought to you by International President, Judy Ganzert)

S/P/N Convention Update

Letter to S/P/N Presidents - March 16, 2020

Letter to Chapter Presidents - March 16, 2020

Preparedness is Essential - March 12, 2020

Headquarters Staff Working Remotely - April 17, 2020
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Membership Campaign Extended

Posted On Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Membership Campaign Extended

A request to extend the Membership Campaign until May 31, 2020 was submitted from members who would like more time to complete the recruitment/initiation process that has been delayed due to the current ban on gatherings and stay-at-home orders. Fortunately, we are seeing that chapters are being creative as they seek different ways to meet and to even hold ceremonies using a variety of video conferencing apps. We are very pleased to let you know that this request has been approved. Membership awards, including pearls, however, will not be available for recognition this summer. All awards will be included in the August mailings to S/P/N Presidents for distribution during fall meetings. 

Membership Campaign Information

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Membership Development Manual (MDM)

Posted On Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Membership Development Manual (MDM)

What do we want? To recruit and retain new members and revitalize chapters! When do we want it? Now!  You got it! 
See the brand new Membership Development Manual (MDM). It has all the tools you need to succeed!
Found on the website under LIBRARY>Guiding and General Documents and Forms>Guiding>Membership Development Manual (MDM), or click the link below to access it. 

Membership Development Manual (MDM)

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Disaster Relief

Posted On Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Disaster Relief

Keeping up with the weather and disasters 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. Let us pull together and embrace our sisters with support, love and care who are in need at this time.  What can we do?   

The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation has a line item in its budget for disaster relief. Donations can be sent 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: Australian fires).  

Online donations may also be made through the website. When it is designated to a specific 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 January. Thank you so much for your continued support! 

Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation
PO BOX 870567 
Kansas City MO 64187-0567
ONLY Foundation donations will be accepted at the above address. 

Disaster Relief Guidelines

A note about membership badges lost in natural disasters:  If chapters have extra badges in their badge banks, please send them to with a personal note to a sister who may have lost hers in a disaster, and we will see that they are appropriately distributed.

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