Twelve women met in 1929 on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin with noble aspirations to build an organization to promote women in education and bring recognition and respect to their profession. The result of their planning was the founding of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. The founding group of twelve women educators represented a cross-section of the teaching profession. There was a grade school teacher, a dean of women, three high school teachers, three elementary school principals, and four college professors. The mission of Delta Kappa Gamma was and still is to promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.