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Kappa Beta Delta
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park,
Kansas 66213
Phone: 913- 339-9356
Fax: 913- 339-6226

KAPPA BETA DELTA is a national honor society which was established in 1997 at the annual conference of the ACBSP to recognize students only in accredited associate degree-granting institutions for their high academic achievement in business programs.

A Kappa Beta Delta chapter is one of the benefits of ACBSP accreditation and provides a means by which an institution may give lifetime national recognition to its outstanding graduates.

Eligibility Requirements for KBD

Students are eligible to be invited to lifetime membership based upon the following criteria:

  • rank in the upper 20% of students pursuing business degrees at the time of invitation to membership;
  • must have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit, of which a minimum of six semester/ quarter hours are in business subjects toward the degree program and
  • have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Transfer students who meet the qualifications for membership may be inducted after they have completed a minimum of one term of work in the department, division, or school of business in which the chapter is located provided their overall record, in the judgment of the collegiate chapter, is of Kappa Beta Delta caliber.


This newly established honor society provides several benefits as follows:

  • provides public recognition to business students who have distinguished themselves in associate degree business programs
  • a biennial conference, held in conjunction with the ACBSP annual conference,
  • financial assistance to chapters,
  • scholarships to students based upon scholarship, leadership, character, motivation, need, and potential
  • Kappa Beta Delta publications received throughout members' lifetimes will help them stay in contact with other members and learn about additional opportunities the Society 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 preiceless 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 as well as their trustworthiness.

This Honor Society was established to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, administration, and other business programs who are pursuing associate degrees in ACBSP-accredited two-year colleges, to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement, and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.