Kappa Delta Epsilon

Welcome to the Kappa Delta Epsilon website. KDE was founded in 1933 and is active at the collegiate and alumnus level. We welcome your interest in our organization. We strive to enhance the teaching profession through professional development, fellowship, scholarship, and professionalism.

Thank you,

J. Elizabeth Casey, Ph.D.

KDE National President

Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDE) is an honorary educational fraternity which supports the cause of education by fostering a spirit of fellowship, high standards of scholastic attainment and professional ideals among its members. We are an active group engaged in preparing our members for the teaching profession. Kappa Delta Epsilon was organized March 25, 1933 in Washington, DC.


To love, respect, understand, and guide the student for a life of unfolding possibilities is the task of the teacher; to give aid, counsel, and support to fellow teachers and to all agencies promoting the love of truth, beauty, and goodness is the privilege of the teacher.

Charter a New Chapter

Kappa Delta Epsilon

Honorary Professional Education Fraternity

(For Both Men and Women)

Interested in learning more about Kappa Delta Epsilon? Becoming a member? Chartering a chapter? As a college student enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or graduate program in education or as an educator (or former educator) at any level -- kindergarten through graduate school, you are eligible to join. Please contact:

Dr. Kathryn Silvis, National Vice-President


If there is not an alumni chapter available to join, a member who has graduated from a collegiate KDE chapter may join KDE as a Member-at-Large. That member is a part of the Alpha Fidelis Chapter and receives THE CURRENT and information from the national office. A Member-at-Large may attend regional meetings and national conventions, but may not hold office. For a Member-at-Large application form, click here.