Lambda State is a statewide chapter within the National Kappa Kappa Iota organization. A 501c3 non-profit organization, Lambda State follows all purposes and missions of the National chapter. We chartered October 4, 1958 as a unit of National Kappa Kappa Iota, Inc., one of the nation's oldest professional organizations for educators, with Louise Whelchel and Faustine Wootton being the founders.

Kappa Kappa Iota has the distinction of being the oldest organization for educators in the United States and is now a 501c3 nonprofit organization. It began in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1921 when a group of public school teachers gathered to share teaching ideas, to socialize and to simply have fun.

Kappa Kappa Iota membership is open to anyone who is employed in the education field, to anyone who has been employed in the education field; regardless of work position, and to individuals who have been or are now employed in a related field to education. Membership is open to both men and women.

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