Kappa Chapter History

Delta Delta Delta was founded at Boston University in 1888 by a smart and passionate senior, Sarah Ida Shaw. Shortly after, the organization found its place on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s campus in 1894, making it one of the first sororities in Lincoln.

Tri Delta’s Kappa Chapter has become the home to hundreds of women on campus throughout the years. It was home to the sisters of World War I and Nebraska Law alumnus General John Pershing in its early years. Since Pershing understood and felt the importance of the Tri Delta sisterhood, he accepted honorary membership into Kappa.

In 1926, Kappa completed their new home on campus at 1601 R Street, where the sorority house continues to reside today. Kappa’s members have always loved living in their beautiful home and have made many memories. Whether it was breaking in their first television set in the 1950’s or playing pranks on the neighbors across the street, the Tri Delta Kappa house has served as the primary place of comfort and support for members throughout college.

For much of its history, the women of 1601 R Street were known for the musical tunes of the Tri Delta Washboard band that played at campus events and up and down O St. In the 1980’s, Kappa began its philanthropic tradition of hosting its pancake feed, Flapjack. Beginning in 1999, Tri Delta nationally recognized their partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since this time, Kappa has consistently increased its yearly donation amount donated to St. Jude. The passion for St. Jude has been a large part of being a Tri Delta Kappa Chapter member. 

Throughout the years, Kappa Chapter members have valued the support and assistance in personal growth that the fraternity has given. The women have long been leaders not only on campus but also successful after their four years as active members. 


“Let us steadfastly love one another”


Famous Alumnae:

Katie Couric

Farrah Fawcett

Meryl Davis

Hoda Kotb

Leeza Gibbons

Elizabeth Banks

Muffy Davis


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