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 25,000 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 1,100 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

Online Dues Payment Process for Members

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2021
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Applications for Regional Leadership Now Open

Posted On Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Have you considered stepping up to a leadership role in your region? The application process is now open for candidates for Regional President-Elect for 2022-2023. The application deadline is October 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. CDT. Thank you for all you do to "Share the Love" of Alpha Delta Kappa!
Sample Application
Application Form
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Quick Links for Chapter Officers

Posted On Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Recently, an email went out to chapter officers that contained a Quick Links GuideOnline Dues Memo and an International Dues Process Tip Sheet. If you missed it, click on the links above.
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Meet Alpha Delta Kappa's New Executive Director!

Posted On Friday, June 11, 2021

The International Executive Board is delighted to introduce our new Executive Director, Christi Smith! We feel Christi will bring experience, insight, knowledge, skills and a fresh perspective to Alpha Delta Kappa. Christi has more than 15 years of nonprofit experience and has served on the Early Childhood Recommendations Panel for the Children’s Cabinet, Kansas Strong Workgroup and as Vice Chair to the Kansas Governor’s Council on Fitness. She also has designed and taught management courses for American Public University Systems.

Click here to read an introduction letter from Christi.

Many thanks to the Executive Director Search Committee, chaired by Barbara Stanfield, and committee members Ruth Ann Griggs, Mollie Acosta, Marie Hurst, Bev Card, Ann Quinlan, Barbara Kramer and Bob London for their work in evaluating potential candidates and recommending their top candidates.

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Posted On Thursday, April 1, 2021
AΔK CONNECT will bolster the power of Alpha Delta Kappa to offer personal and professional growth opportunities for members.  AΔK CONNECT page
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Form 990-N e-Postcard

Posted On Monday, March 15, 2021

Form 990-N e-Postcard

Chapters and states need to file the annual Form 990-N e-Postcard to maintain tax-exempt status on a federal level. Filing the 990-N e-Postcard is also a requirement for the Pearls of Achievement Program. For most states and chapters, this is due annually by October 15.

What does it mean to maintain tax-exempt status? Alpha Delta Kappa International has been declared a 501(c)(3), a nonprofit/charitable organization that has been recognized by the IRS as being tax-exempt by virtue of its charitable programs. This status as a charity means donations to the international organization are tax-deductible.

All S/P/N’s and chapters are currently 501(c)(7) nonprofit organizations and are exempt from paying federal income tax, with some exceptions, so long as they file the 990-N e-Postcard. Note: a 501(c)(7) is not considered a charitable organization and is subject to state sales tax.

Form 990-N e-Postcard
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Alpha Delta Kappa Month/Founders' Day

Posted On Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Alpha Delta Kappa Month/Founders' Day

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!

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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