BUILDING CONFIDENCE. INSPIRING ACTION.
"Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest"
Philanthropy: Girl Scouts of the USA and Prevent Child Abuse America
Colors: Olive Green & Pearl White
mascot: Teddy Bear
Flower: White Rose
symbol: Nautilus Shell
Founded at uf: 1948
Involvement: Whether its leading others as members of Florida Blue Key, dedicating time to the community as volunteers in Dance Marathon, discovering innovative ideas as undergraduate research ambassadors, or empowering the women of UF’s campus in the Women’s Student Association, each Kappa Delta lives out her belief in building confidence and inspiring action by serving as trailblazers on campus.
#THISISHOME because of the values that bring us together. Home is where we continuously instill confidence in one another and lift all women up to a place of strength, support, and growth. Where laughs are shared, friendships are made and lifelong memories are created.
My name is Kendall Runyan, and I am so privileged to lead and encourage 250+ women in the Beta Pi chapter of Kappa Delta. These women have built the foundation of my college experience, and I can’t express how grateful I feel to be supported by and serve them.
A little bit about me is that I am currently studying both Criminology and Spanish, with plans to attend law school upon graduation! I studied abroad last year in a beautiful town on the coast of Spain called Alicante with Ally Tackett, my close friend and President of Phi Mu! #PanLove
When I participated in Recruitment, I remember feeling so amazed after speaking with women in every chapter who demonstrated their ambitions as leaders on campus and passions about their areas of study or future careers. Being part of the Panhellenic community has shown me the potential for power when women come together.
Since my first encounter with Kappa Delta as a PNM, I have felt loved, accepted, and celebrated. Most importantly, I continue to feel inspired by the women in my chapter whose accomplishments and determination push me out of my comfort zone to challenge me to grow.
The University of Florida is a huge institution with tens of thousands of people. Kappa Delta has made this place my home, provided me lifelong friendships, and shaped my development as a young professional.
I hope you, too, find those friends that become family and surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be.
-Kendall Runyan, Kappa Delta President