The Delta Lambda chapter participates in three main philanthropies at the national, state, and local levels. Our national philanthropy is Reading Is Fundamental, which supports literacy across America. In the spring, we raise money for this cause by organizing our big philanthropy event, Kappa Dog Night! It is a really fun night where we pair up with a fraternity to grill hot dogs, and offer the opportunity to dunk one of the fraternity members in a dunk tank.
Our state-wide philanthropy is Kappa Kidney Camp. This is a summer camp for children who may suffer from any kind of kidney disorder which prevents them from going to a normal summer camp. We raise money to donate to the camp so that these kids are still able to have a fun summer camp experience, even with their kidney disorders. To raise money for Kappa Kidney Camp we host Kappa Klassic in the fall, which is a big golf tournament that people across campus participate in. Kappas are the participants' caddies for the morning.
Delta Lambda's local philanthropy is OMA, which stands for Opening Minds Through Art. We send a group of about a dozen girls to an elderly home where they paint and hang out with elders for an hour. Incredible relationships are formed and studies have shown how art alleviates some of the symptoms of dementia. It is a great experience that our sisters love to participate in!