Omicron Phi is a chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honors Society in Education at the University of Pittsburgh. We recently reinstated our chapter at Pitt, and we have been strengthening our honored community of future educators by promoting excellence while advancing scholarship, leadership, and service. Our four ideals are Fidelity to Humanity, Science, Service, and Toil. As a chapter we try to fulfill all of these ideals as one united group and strive to become the best educators we can be.
Throughout our 2 years on campus, we have completed over 1,000 hours of community service, donated 2,750 books to children in Pittsburgh, and raised $1,105 for The Education Partnership.
Our 5k & 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk:
This year, Kappa Delta Pi will be hosting our first ever 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk! Our goal is to raise enough money to fully fund the race, allowing us to donate 100% of theproceeds to an organization called A+ Schools, which is a local group of advocates pushing for equity in Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Their core purpose and focus is to remove any barriers to equity in our schools. They are dedicated to educating the public, increasing awareness and engaging the community in efforts to advance change.
Where Your Donation Will Go:
We hope to raise enough money to fully fund our 5k race & 1 mile fun run/walk. By hosting our 5k, we intend to not only raise money for A+ Schools, but to also bring the community together to raise awareness for equity in Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Our 5k will cost a total of approximately $2200 (see chart below for our budget breakdown) and we are hoping to reach a number close to this goal. Since it is our first ever 5k, we hope to spread the word so that we can not only receive donations, but also raise awareness and attendance for our event.
Any funds we raise over the amount needed to host the race will be put toward our general club expenses for the year.