53 Park

By Kate Bosworth 

On the corner of Park Street and University Ave sits a brick building that proudly displays “KΔΣ” above the front door. Ever since being founded in 1969, the lucky ladies of Kappa Delta Sigma sorority have resided in this palace which includes 1 porch swing, 36 dining room chairs, and a whole lot of bunk beds. To get the inside scoop on what really goes on inside, we asked a few sisters why they love 53 Park so much. Here’s what they said…


What does this house mean to you? 

“To me this house is a place where I come to get off campus, get out of the dorm, and hang out with some upperclassmen that I don’t normally get to see that often. It’s a place for us to all hang out and enjoy each other’s company. It is also a place with a lot of history where we can continue on with the legacy by joining together and be strong independent women on campus. I love KDS!!”

-Jenna Bailey ‘20


What is your favorite memory in the KDS house?

 “My favorite memory is waiting outside of the front door on bid day of Fall 16’ and hearing everyone bang the pots and pans. I was just so excited to see what was going to happen next essentially. During that entire day of doing fun activities, and learning all the songs, it became so clear to me just how much this house values their traditions. I was just really honored to be a part of something as special as KDS because I know so few people get to experience it”

-Gabby Harrison ‘19


What will you miss most about living in KDS?

“There are a million things I could say. Every time I talk to alumni they have told me that the hardest thing to deal with after graduation is not being around your friends all the time. So, I guess I’ll miss not being around all of my friends all the time”

-Libby Roberts ‘18

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