About DKG

An International Society for Key Women Educators

Chapter Association Local chapter members have many commonalities in backgrounds and interests. Many chapters have local outreach programs and projects that support community needs. Support for early-career educators reaches across generations for mentoring and classroom assistance.

State Organization Network

State organization activities, conferences, conventions and leadership training bring like-minded women together for networking, team building and larger area outreach programs and projects. Scholarships for further study and stipends for professional and personal growth are typically available to members.

International Connections
Through common purposes, experiences and collaboration, members broaden their scope of education globally. This not only increases career capital, but also creates a more generous and expansive view of education as a profession. International conferences and conventions bring together members for renowned speakers, breakout sessions and camaraderie. Millions of dollars in scholarships and grants are invested in study and projects proposed by members.


The name is a combination of the initial letters of three Greek words: ∆ιδασκαοι—Didaskotikai meaning teachers; Κλειδουχοι—Kleidouchai meaning key;and Γυναικεz­— Gynaikes meaning women. Today we use DKG. “Society” designates the international organization. Society Headquarters is located at 12710 Research Blvd. Ste.230, Austin TX.


International meetings are held each year. Members meet in convention in even-numbered years and an international conference in odd-numbered years in each region. Most state organizations hold conventions annually and offer workshops for members and officers.

Governing documents

The basic governing document of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is the Constitution. The international organization is governed by the Constitution and by the International Standing Rules, which provide details for carrying out the mandates of the Constitution. State organizations and chapters are governed by the Constitution and the International Standing Rules. State organization bylaws and standing rules, which must be consistent with the Constitution, provide additional guidance within each state organization. Each chapter is governed by the Constitution and the International Standing Rules, state organization bylaws and standing rules, and chapter rules.


The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International members govern themselves through the international Constitution and International Standing Rules, state organization bylaws and standing rules and chapter rules. These documents are adopted by members in attendance at international conventions, state organization conventions and chapter meetings. Elected, employed and appointed officials meet as boards to act for and represent the membership and to see that the adopted rules are followed.


The international organization publishes the DKG NEWS (online only) six times a year and The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin five times a year. The latter is published in two formats: three times per year online as a scholarly journal subtitled International Journal for Professional Educators; and two times per year in print as a collegial magazine subtitled Collegial Exchange. In addition, the Society also publishes other documents that are vital to the organization, including the Presidents' Page (online only), which is sent to chapter and state organization presidents six times a year.

The Go-To Guide for Chapter Members (Society Handbook) was published/updated in 2015.

The history of the Society can be found in Our Heritage I, II, III and IV. Our Heritage I covers 1929-1960, Our Heritage II is 1961-1970 and Our Heritage III is 1970-2008. Our Heritage III can be purchased from the Society store in in an electronic CD/DVD format that is searchable and includes a virtual tour of  the original headquarters.

State organizations may publish websites, papers, newsletters, bulletins, and studies for the purpose of informing their members about the activities of the state organization and membership.
Chapters may publish and circulate bulletins and studies of local interest. Chapter newsletters may improve chapter communications and attendance at meetings. Sending copies of chapter publications to state organization officers, to the state organization editor,  webmaster and executive secretary, as well as to chapters in the same area and/or coordinating council, may improve communications within a state organization.

Organizational structure

The  Society is structured in three levels—local, state organization and international—all closely integrated. The local unit is called a chapter. The term “state organization” designates states, territories, provinces and comparable political divisions in countries where Delta Kappa Gamma is organized. The terms “international” and/or “Society” refer to the overall organization with the total membership. The business of the Society is conducted by the organizations on these three levels and through the relationships among them.

State organizations are grouped by regions as designated by the International Executive Board. The five regions include the following:

Europe—Estonia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden

Northeast—Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia

Northwest—Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Manitoba, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Southeast—Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Southwest—Arizona, Baja California, California, Colorado, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hawaii, Jalisco, Japan, Kansas, Mexico D. F., Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Oklahoma, Panama, Puebla, Texas, Utah.


Member Countries:

United States
The Netherlands
Puerto Rico
Great Britain
El Salvador
Costa Rica