Located At
Kappa Alpha Theta , 611 East Daniel Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820-6213
Installed On
November 09, 1895

Chapter Beginnings

Initially called Illinois Alpha, Delta Chapter was established at Illinois Wesleyan in 1875. Enrollment dropped at the college and — in 1895 — the chapter closed, and the charter was transferred to a new group established at the University of Illinois. Delta became the first women's fraternity on the Illinois campus.

Notable Thetas

From the very beginning, Theta alumnae have distinguished themselves in their careers and their volunteer endeavors. In fact, some are so well-known that they’re household names, and many have the distinction of being the first women in their professional fields. The archives takes this opportunity to recognize some of our more notable sisters.

Delta Historical Documents from the Archives

Click on the documents below for a variety of historical documents about the chapter.