The new member pin and triangle badge are to be worn above all other fraternity jewelry, whether honorary, professional, or social. The new member pin and the triangle badge are to be worn over the heart on the outer most layer of clothing to indicate membership. This policy means that the badges may not be used on bracelets as charms, lapel pins, pendants, rings, etc., until you are an alumna member.
All members' badges are the property of the national organization. The payment made for them by each initiate is considered to be a reasonable sum for the privilege of using the badge during a member's lifetime. Members may use the badge of a relative or a Sigma Kappa alumna.
Upon the death of a member one of the following is to be done:
- the badge may be buried with the member,
- the badge may be left to a chapter or to a relative who is a Sigma Kappa member,
- or the badge may be returned to national headquarters
The earliest badge design was what is now used as our new member pin. In 1894, the triangle badge was chosen. Jeweled badges were approved at the 1915 convention when the pearl was adopted as our national jewel. Unjeweled badges have a scroll edge.
New Member Pin
The new member pin is a Greek letter Sigma shaped like a serpent intertwined through a K. In 1920, this design was officially adopted as our new member pin.
Order of the Triangle Pin
The alumna pin was adopted in 1978. It is a small triangle pin of maroon enamel with ΣΚ etched in gold. It is worn as a lapel pin by alumnae.
The family pin is the Greek letters ΣΚ in a small hollow triangle enclosed in a gold circle. This pin is for all family members or caregivers.
A gold circle pin etched with Sigma Kappa is given to fifty-year members. It is worn encircling the triangle badge.
Twenty-Five Year Pin
The twenty-five year pin is a silver violet surrounded by an open triangle with the numbers 25 in the middle of the violet and the Greek letters Sigma Kappa set to the left side of the triangle.
Seventy-Five Year Pin
The seventy-five year pin is a golden violet surrounded by an open triangle with a diamond in the middle of the violet and the Greek Letters ΣΚ set to the left side of the triangle. Presentation may include a display frame or case.
Pearl Court Pin
The Ernestine Duncan Collins Pearl Court Award is designed to recognize alumnae who are, and have been, the backbone of our chapters. Pearl Court is awarded on a national level, gives uniform recognition, and is not limited to one recipient per biennium.
All badges must be ordered through Sigma Kappa Sorority national headquarters. For badge pricing and badge information, please visit the members only side of the website and click on the Collegians tab. Contact Shanelle Cunningham, accounts receivable, at email@example.com or 317-381-5517 to place your order.
Official Jewelry Orders
In partnership with Sigma Kappa, The Legacy Division of Herff Jones, official jeweler to Sigma Kappa, offers an exclusive line of quality badges, rings, and accessory jewelry.
Scroll Border Badge
Scroll Border Badge with Pearl Points
Crown Pearl Badge
Crown Pearl Badge with Garnet Points
Crown Pearl Badge with Alternating Garnets
Crown Pearl Badge with Amethyst Points
Crown Pearl Badge with Alternating Amethysts
All badges must be ordered through Sigma Kappa Sorority national headquarters. For badge pricing and badge information, please visit the members only side of the website and click on the Collegians tab and look under the Forms section. Contact Shanelle Cunningham, accounts receivable assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-381-5517 to place your order.