Kappa Pi, Delta Alpha Chapter
Kappa Pi is an honorary art fraternity. At the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the majority of the students are not art majors. Kappa Pi provides a place where all art students can come together as a group and provides all Kappa Pi members with a comfortable place to socialize.” In hundreds of chapters around the United States and abroad, students and professionals with a similar passion for visual art are today enjoying the excursions, lectures, exhibitions and companionship that comes from being part of a group of like-minded individuals” (Delta State University Service Seminar 2011). Kappa Pi is not the students’ typical social sorority or fraternity. Although students can enrich socially, Kappa Pi has also provided art students with scholarship opportunities, outstanding resumes, and plenty of student involvement on campus.
In the year 2011, Kappa Pi entered its one hundredth year of existence, making it the oldest art fraternity. There are hundreds of chapters around the United States and even outside the United States. University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Kappa Pi chapter is Delta Alpha. Not only does Kappa Pi look good on a resume for future jobs in the art field, but it also has a strong history of student involvement that helps students grow intellectually as well and artistically. Kappa Pi started as a group of students who wanted to get together and criticize each other’s artwork. Now Kappa Pi has drastically spread all over and impacted hundreds of people. In order to join Kappa Pi there are certain requirements that must be met beforehand and maintained throughout the student’s time in Kappa Pi.
The first rule is that the students must have either completed or be in the process of completing three credits of art. The requirement for a full membership is the completion of twelve semester hours of art courses, and along with the completion of the twelve hours, the...