The house corporation is critical to the smooth operation of collegiate chapters that own a facility. Composed of alumnae members of Kappa Delta, the chapter house corporation board is the entity that owns and manages the property. If the chapter’s facility is university-owned, it may not be necessary to incorporate a house corporation; however, it is necessary to have a housing officer on the CAB to work with the university and handle the details inherent in occupying a housing facility.
Generally, the house corporation’s role is that of a property manager who maintains for the collegiate chapter a completely furnished home. Thus, it is the house corporation which has the primary responsibility for providing not only an adequate housing facility for the collegiate chapter, but also for making this facility at least comparable (if at all possible) to housing of other fraternal groups on campus.
Although the house corporation owns and manages the property, the collegiate chapter rightfully has a voice in the operation of the corporation. The collegiate chapter is represented on the house corporation board by the chapter president and chapter treasurer for the duration of their terms of office. Alumnae members who serve on the board often provide the leadership and continuity that is so important to the long-term operation and well-being of a chapter.
For more specific duties of each house corp officer, please read the descriptions that appear in the form.