My name is Courtney Melcher and I am the president of the Sigma Epsilon chapter of Kappa Delta. This chapter has given me so much over the past three years and I couldn’t be more grateful to be a Kappa Delta sister. I’m from San Antonio, Texas, so although I’m not too far from where I grew up, I am so very thankful to have found my home away from home here. Our house is my home and my sisters are my family. I have 250 girls that are not only my best friends, but my sisters, too. I am surrounded by strong, smart and ambitious women who push me and inspire me every single day.
Here at Sigma Epsilon, we pride ourselves on our sisterhood, philanthropy, leadership and academics. We are currently recognized by Kappa Delta Nationals as a Merit Chapter, which means that we are in the top 10% of all 162 Kappa Delta chapters in the nation. I am proud to say that year we raised over $60,000 for our philanthropies, Prevent Child Abuse America and the Center for Child Protection in Austin. We consistently have one of the highest GPAs out of all Panhellenic sororities on campus as we take academics very seriously. We also get the chance to provide hands on volunteer work with local Girl Scout troops and have members intern at our local philanthropy.
We encourage our members not only to be involved in Kappa Delta, but also to join outside organizations and to hold leadership positions on campus. Just a few of the many outside organizations that Kappa Deltas are involved in are Texas Orange Jackets, Student Government, Texas 4000 and many other pre-professional and service based organizations.
All of our members are encouraged to live by our open motto, “Let us strive for that which is Honorable, Beautiful, and Highest.” We strive to instill confidence in each other and everyone around us. We truly are a loving and encouraging sisterhood. This sisterhood has served as a backbone to my many college experiences, and for that, I am forever grateful.