Established in 1929, Delta Kappa Gamma has attained major objectives in improving opportunities for qualified women employed at every level of education as well as in advancing the status of women educators. To this end, the Purposes set forth by the Founders continue to embody the spirit of the Society. The Purposes continue to be as valid in today's contemporary world as when first adopted:
To unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship
To honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education
To advance the professional interest and position of women in education
To initiate, endorse and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interests of education and of women educators
To endow scholarships to aid outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships to non-member women educators
To stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action
To inform the members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.
Membership is by invitation and is extended to those women educators whose distinguished contributions and achievements in the field of education and to their communities are identified as outstanding.