What is the time commitment like?
Just like any other organization on campus, there will be a time commitment. In Sigma Kappa, there are opportunities to be involved in other clubs and organizations as well - in fact it is highly encouraged! Sigma Kappa gives our sisters an opportunity to be a leader, network, and encouragement in other organizations, as well as encouragement to perform well in their academics.
Some of the events we hold are optional, but our Founder's Day celebration in the Fall, and our chapter meetings are mandatory. We value academics highly, and believe that academics come first, therefore for certain events, we understand that she may not be able to make it due to a class.
We hold events supporting our philanthropies each semester, and we also participate in other chapter's philanthropy events, to show that we are supportive of the Greek community! We have many volunteering and service opportunities throughout the Spring and Fall semesters, which you can read more about on our Philanthropy page, you can also look for our upcoming events for the semester on our Events page!
Is there an academic requirement?
We do require that each member maintains a 2.5 overall GPA in order to remain in good standing. Sigma Kappa recognizes that education is the primary purpose of the collegiate experience and strives to provide resources to all members in reaching their academic goals. We provide motivation and assistance for our sisters to help them develop their fullest academic potential and plan for a successful future. Our Vice President of Scholarship does this by providing weekly study hours in the library, for more information on study hours, her email is located on the Chapter Officers page.
What are the financial responsibilities?
Sigma Kappa is a not-for-profit corporation and relies on the national fees from its members to finance yearly operating expenses and chapter services. You can read more about those fees on our national website. Your daughter will be provided with a detailed breakdown of all the financial responsibilities should she join our chapter.
We understand that it can be overwhelming at first, but it is definitely manageable. If needed, payment plans can be arranged between a member and our Vice President of Finance.
How can parents get involved?
We invite moms, grandmas, et cetera to come to Female Figures Day in the spring and dads, grandpas, et cetera to come to Dude's Day in the fall! We will let your daughter know when there are other events that parents can attend, but you can always feel free to check our Events page to see what events we have coming up soon!
What about after my daughter graduates?
After graduation, your daughter has the opportunity to remain involved in the organization for years to come. With over 165,000 members worldwide and 106 alumnae chapters in 34 states, your daughter has the opportunity to connect with women wherever she goes in the coming years. Alumnae membership looks different for each of our members. Some are involved in an alumnae chapter that meets regularly for activities and service events while others are advisors for a local chapter. Our members are able to continue their personal and professional development with Sigma Kappa through social and philanthropic activities with other alumnae members. The possibilities are endless and her Sigma Kappa involvement can and will look different over time based on her life experiences at the time.
For any further questions, please contact our Vice President of Alumnae Relations at: vparskelmhurst.gmail.com