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Welcome to Sigma Kappa's recruitment website for the University of Alabama! 

  

Are you interested in potentially joining Sigma Kappa at the University of Alabama? Sign up for a Personal Visit to meet with a member of our team in September! A Personal Visit is a 20 minute one-on-one meeting that allows us to get to know you, share more details about the time and financial commitment and answer any questions you have. A Personal Visit is required for membership. Personal Visits will take place September 4-19.

 

Schedule of Events

 

August

August 14-18: If you are participating in UA Panhellenic recruitment, stop by our house during a break in your day to chat with our consultants! 

Wednesday, August 22: Info Night at 7pm, Ferg 3300 Ballroom


Wednesday, August 29: Info Night at 7pm, Ferg 3300 Ballroom


Thursday, August 30: Stop by our table at Get on Board Day!



September

September 4-19: Personal Visits (required for membership)

Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Shop Sigma Kappa, Sigma Kappa house (923 Magnolia Drive) 
Visit a pop-up boutique to help you get game day ready! 

Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Memories Matter, Sigma Kappa house
Learn more about Sigma Kappa’s philanthropy and our work to end Alzheimer’s Disease.

Friday, September 14, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fried Friday, Sigma Kappa house
Come enjoy our very first Fried Friday on the Row!

Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Live with Heart, Sigma Kappa house  
Learn more about what it means to become a founding member of SK.

Friday, September 21: Preference Events, by-invitation only


Sunday, September 23: Sigma Kappa Bid Day, by-invitation only

 

 
                                     

 

UA Panhellenic Recruitment Information 

During UA Panhellenic recruitment, Sigma Kappa will only be participating in Round 1, to share additional details about our process and what it means to join a new chapter. After Round 1, we will withdraw and allow the other sororities to finish their own recruitment process. Going through Alabama sorority recruitment is not required to be eligible for our process. Letters of Recommendation are not required to be eligible for the Sigma Kappa recruitment process. If you are interested in submitting a letter of recommendation, please have an alumna submit the electronic letter on your behalf here.

 

Finances

Sigma Kappa’s dues will be similar to all other sororities on campus. New members can anticipate spending $4,000-$4,500 for the fall 2018 semester. This will include a full-time meal plan, immediate access to the chapter house, and a full new member season calendar. Exact financial details will be provided during Personal Visits. 

Extension Events 

After UA Bid Day, Sigma Kappa leadership consultants will begin tabling on campus, meeting with potential new members and hosting Information Nights. Throughout September, we will be holding Personal Visits for all women interested in potentially joining. A Personal Visit is a one-on-one meeting with a member of our team and is required to be eligible for membership. We will hold several recruitment events in September (schedule is listed above) and extend bids on Sunday, September 23 to our founding members!

 

New Member Season

Our new chapter will get involved right away at UA – from social events, to sisterhood events to philanthropy events. We have already secured a house on Sorority Row (923 Magnolia) and our new members will have a full-meal plan and be able to hang out in the house as much as they would like to. Members will begin living in the house in fall 2019 and we will be building a brand new house within the first few years of being at UA. Joining a new chapter is an exciting and unique opportunity and we are thrilled to bring this experience to the University of Alabama women!

 

 

 
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Who is Sigma Kappa?

Sigma Kappa Sorority was founded November 9, 1874 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. We currently have more 165,000 members, 124 collegiate chapters and 110 alumnae chapters.

 

Quick facts:

Founded: November 9, 1874 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine

Open Motto: One Heart, One Way

Values: Personal Growth, Friendship, Service, Loyalty

Jewel: Pearl

Flower: Wild purple violet

Colors: Maroon and lavender

Symbols: Dove and Heart

Philanthropy: Gerontology (the study of aging), with a focus on Alzheimer's disease research and programs directed at improving the lives of older citizens; Inherit the Earth; Maine Seacoast Mission.