• What is UKD’s official tagline/motto?

A Sisterhood 2 Tight 2 Break

UKD is a Sisterhood of differences and a Sisterhood of love, so it’s only natural that we learn to love our differences and always have an unbreakable bond with any sister regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality.

  • What are the basics of UKD: mascot, colors, and so forth?

Our mascot is the butterfly, our flower is the stargazer lily, and our colors are Forest Green, Maroon, and Navy Blue. We were founded on December 10, 1993, at California State University, Chico in Chico, CA. For more info see the link dedicated to getting you acquainted with who we are.

  • Do I have to be a specific ethnicity to be part of UKD?

No. Since our establishment, UKD has strove to emphasize diversity (racially, ethnically, religiously and sexually) and to promote acceptance in ALL aspects of our organization, campus and local community.

  • How do I join UKD on my campus?

At the beginning of every semester, there is a period of time where all organizations on campus recruit new members. Learn more about the requirements to be part of our sisterhood here, and feel free to either approach any sister you see wearing a UKD shirt, visit their respective chapter’s Facebook Page, or send an e-mail to our Director of Expansion, and she will provide you with contact information.

  • What if UKD is not on my campus–can I still join?

If UKD is not at your institution, you may elect to charter a colony of UKD there. Click here to learn about how to begin a colony of UKD on your campus.

  • I am no longer a college student. Can I still join?

At this moment we are not taking in any graduate students or professional women. We will be working on this process soon because we know how important this might be for some women. If you have any further questions about this, please email our Director of Alumnae Affairs.

  • What are some great reasons for joining UKD?

Where to begin… lifelong friendships, a family away from home, support through one of the most challenging and exciting times of your life, and a dedication to serving the communities in which you live. We also invite you to a page dedicated to our sisters sharing reasons as to why they joined and love our sisterhood. Read their personal stories by visiting our testimonials page.

  • Do I have to stroll or step to be part of the sisterhood?

No chapter or individual is required to do either. Most sisters do it because they want to be involved and it’s a way to be active, have fun, and show unity.

  • Does UKD haze?

No, UKD does not haze. There are specific policies we adhere to as an organization. UKD believes in building leaders and community servants, and we believe that hazing is NOT an effective way to foster leadership and service among our sisters. Click here to read our anti-hazing policy.

  • How do I explain UKD to my family when sororities may have negative stereotypes associated with them?

Unfortunately, the negative actions of few often tarnish the good. We encourage you to visit the Facts about Greek section below to learn more about the positive work associated with Greek members. We invite you to visit our testimonials page and view our promotional videos for a more in-depth look at what we do as a sisterhood.

  • Why don’t you have a specific organization as your national philanthropy?

UKD’s national philanthropy mission is “Supporting Children’s Wellness in our communities”, which allows chapters the flexibility to choose a cause in their area that aligns with our philanthropy mission because of the unique interests and communities within individual chapters.


Do you have any additional questions? Email expansion@upsilonkappadelta.org and your questions will be added to this page.


Facts about Greeks

*85 percent of Fortune 500 executives are members of Greek-letter organizations.

*25 United States Presidents have belonged to Greek-letter organizations.

*Fraternities and sororities have maintained a higher grade point average than the all-campus average at most universities.

*A U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of Greek members graduate, while under 50% of non-Greeks graduate.

*A study by the Center for the Study of College Fraternities found that fraternity and sorority members were significantly more satisfied with their college experience than non-members.

*63 percent of the members of the U.S. President’s Cabinet since 1900 have been fraternity men.

*Of North America’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greek men and women.

*70 percent of Who’s Who in America are Greek members.

*As undergraduates, Greeks raise approximately $7 million per year for charities.

*As undergraduates, Greeks give approximately 850,000 volunteer hours per year.

*Employers consider 18 key factors in evaluating job interviews. Greek membership provides opportunities to develop 12 of those key factors: Real-World Experience, Leadership Qualities, Personal Presentation, Attitude, Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Community Service Orientation, Adaptability-Drive-Initiative, Proven Track Record, Ability to Learn, and Preparation for Interviews.