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Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society in education, was first organized in 1911, and Eta Kappa Chapter at the University of Virginia was chartered in 1951. The constitution of the society reads as follows: the purpose of Kappa Delta Pi shall be to encourage high professional, intellectual, and personal standards and to recognize outstanding contributions to education. To this end it shall invite to membership such persons as exhibit commendable personal qualities, worthy educational ideals, and sound scholarship. It shall endeavor to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members and to quicken professional growth by honoring achievement in educational work. Both men and women are eligible for membership.
Phi Delta Kappa is an international professional fraternity for men and women in education. The membership is composed of recognized leaders in the profession and students whose leadership potential has been identified. Members come from a wide range of educational endeavors. They are classroom teachers, administrators, and college and university professors, and they represent research and teaching interests in all areas. In Phi Delta Kappa, however, they find a fellowship based on common interests and ideals which makes possible group action for the promotion of free public education through research, service, and leadership. Alpha Beta Chapter was established at the University of Virginia in 1921.
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