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Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society

Kappa Beta Delta was founded in 1997 to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business.  Membership in the prestigious Kappa Beta Delta is the highest international recognition a business student can receive at a two-year ACBSP institution. The Alpha Pi chapter of Kappa Beta Delta was founded at Sinclair Community College in the Spring of 2006.  Students that meet the eligibility requirements Kappa Beta Delta are invited to join the honor society during each fall semester.

Kappa Beta Delta Eligibility Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.50 (minimum)
  • Completion of at least 30 credit hours
  • Pursuing an Associate Degree within the business division
  • Payment of a one-time fee for lifetime membership

Kappa Beta Delta Benefits

  • Graduation Ceremony Recognition
    You will be eligible to wear a Kappa Beta Delta stole during your graduation ceremony—letting everyone know that you are among Sinclair’s best and brightest.
  • Scholarship Opportunity
    To be a candidate for the Andrew V. Stevenson Merit Scholarship of $1,000, you must (1) be an inducted member of Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society for a minimum of one quarter, (2) have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher, (3) illustrate merited community service and (4) be currently enrolled in college classes
  • KBD Induction Ceremony
    You will be eligible to attend the annual Kappa Beta Delta Induction Ceremony held each fall semester.  Reflect upon your accomplishments, reward yourself, and share the experience with your loved ones.
  • Lifetime Recognition for Outstanding Academic Achievements
    Kappa Beta Delta membership provides recognition for a lifetime. As the highest international recognition an associate candidate in business can earn, it is appropriate to include Kappa Beta Delta membership on one's resume. Employers throughout the country will recognize your academic achievements.
  • BusinessWeek Subscription
    Kappa Beta Delta has partnered with BusinessWeek to offer all new students a one-year, non-deductible subscription (51 issues) to be included in your membership fee. 
  • Networking Opportunities
    One of the main objectives of Kappa Beta Delta campus chapters will be to advance the career opportunities of members. The chance for alumni and student members of Kappa Beta Delta to network with business professionals will place them a step ahead of the employment competition.
  • Lifetime Contact with Kappa Beta Delta
    Members will continue to grow through Kappa Beta Delta. Society publications will help members stay in contact with other members and learn of additional opportunities Kappa Beta Delta has to offer.

Meaning of Symbols

The principles of Kappa Beta Delta are represented by three Greek words, the initials of which form the name of the society: Kappa Beta Delta.  Kappa is the initial letter of the word, Kratisteuo, which means to excel. Kappa Beta Delta members have proven their excellence through their studies and other personal traits. The excellent person realizes that excellence is not a quality to be occasionally employed, but is an attribute reflecting a lifetime of action.  Beta is the initial letter of the word, Bebaous, which means trustworthy. Kappa Beta Delta members strive to be trustworthy for they realize that their word and reputation are priceless treasures not to be lost through unwise actions or statements.  Delta is the initial letter of the word, Dokimos, which means genuine and esteemed. Kappa Beta Delta members are genuine and are to be held in high esteem for both their accomplishments and their trustworthiness.

Kappa Beta Delta Pledge

I promise to abide by the guidelines established by The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs and Kappa Beta Delta.  I will uphold the ideals set forth by our name: excellence, trustworthiness, and genuineness.  I agree to uphold the standards set forth by the Alpha Pi chapter of Kappa Beta Delta here at Sinclair Community College.

Kappa Beta Delta Faculty Advisors

  • Rocky Belcher, Management Department
  • Dennis Brode, Management Department
  • Donna Chadwick, Accounting Department
  • Ryan Murphy, Business Information Systems