Collegiate members support Sigma Kappa through their chapter dues, set by each individual chapter, and national fees. In addition to chapter dues and fees, each collegiate member of Sigma Kappa is responsible for paying housing-related fees that are set by the local house corporation or facilities committee.
Sigma Kappa expects that all members will follow Sigma Kappa policy, college/university policy, and all local, state and federal laws. Sigma Kappa has a number of policies designed to reduce the potential for harm to our members and to address situations where issues have occurred, including hazing, alcohol, and social events.
Sigma Kappa requires its chapters and members to meet the following minimum scholastic standards:
- Average chapter GPA of 3.0 or above all-women’s average on that campus
- Individual member minimum of 2.5 GPA
New members are asked to attend weekly new member meetings, as well as bi-weekly chapter meetings, averaging about 3-5 hours per week. Once initiated, members can expect to meet weekly as a chapter and throughout each month to participate in sisterhood events, philanthropy events, and complete study hours as needed. College graduates who are members of a fraternal organization become adept at time management and report being more engaged in their workplace after college.
College and Beyond
Sigma Kappa provides many valuable leadership development opportunities to its members. Members can refine and focus their skills as individuals through officer training, teambuilding and chapter workshops.
- Officer positions
- Regional Leadership Conferences
- National convention
- Local and national volunteer positions for alumnae
Sigma Kappa membership is a lifelong commitment to the shared bond of our values: friendship, service, personal growth and loyalty. The connection of upholding our values creates an everlasting sisterhood.
- Heart sisters and big sisters to mentor and help new members acclimate to campus and to sorority membership
- Sisterhood retreats and activities
- Lifelong social network of 175,000+ members. Sigma Kappa is not just a four-year experience.
Education is the primary purpose of the college experience, and Sigma Kappa strives to provide resources to all members in reaching their academic goals.
- The Sigma Kappa Foundation offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate scholarships
- Support for chapters to achieve academic excellence
Philanthropy & Service
Sigma Kappa’s emphasis on philanthropy and service allows our members to develop qualities of unselfish leadership and to give back to their communities.
- Sigma Kappa Foundation
- Gerontology and Alzheimer’s Disease Research
- Maine Seacoast Mission
- Inherit the Earth
Alumnae Initiate Information
Alumnae and collegiate chapters across the country are encouraged to invite women who have never joined a National Panhellenic Conference sorority to be a part of our Sigma Kappa sisterhood through the alumnae initiate program. These women are all around you and may have roles in your life such as university faculty or staff, friend from a business association or charity league, personal friend or co-worker. They may be your mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, or friends.
A prospective alumnae initiate should be invited to several non-ritual events with the alumnae and/or collegiate chapter. These events should teach her about our heritage, philanthropies, values and the national organization. Once a prospective alumna initiate expresses a desire to be a member of Sigma Kappa, she should complete an Alumna Initiate Application. This application requires two Sigma Kappa alumnae to recommend her for membership, and reference letters may be provided by the alumnae to support the recommendation.
It is important to start the paperwork at least one month prior to Initiation to allow the collegiate chapter time to conduct a vote and to ensure all the paperwork is processed at national headquarters. If you would like to learn more about this process or qualifications for becoming an alumnae initiate, please contact Sarah Eller, director of alumnae engagement, at email@example.com.
Sigma Kappa is dedicated to encouraging the personal growth of our members, providing multiple resources to help them become the best they can be.Resources Include
- Mental health support including Talkspace digital counseling
- Communications including the Sigma Kappa Triangle magazine, The LowDown e-newsletter and The LowDown Podcast
- The LMS, a collection of workshops, programs and activities to help members achieve chapter and personal goals