Registration will open March 15.
Registration will open March 15.
In compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advice to limit the size of gatherings and practice social distancing, Sigma Kappa is cancelling all Day of Service activities. We encourage our members to continue to live with heart by sharing resources and supplies within their local communities. Click here for ideas.
Continue to take care of yourselves and those close to you. When the pandemic ends and it is safe to do so, we encourage you to plan something in community with your sisters.
Sigma Kappa members participate in an annual Day of Service each spring in order to provide meaningful service in their own communities! We encourage collegiate chapters, alumnae chapters and all our members at large to model our value of service. We can't wait to see the wonderful works that Sigma Kappas from all over do in their communities!
There are also a number of cities identified to host Day of Service projects in which members work together and volunteer for an organization doing great things in that local community. See below for more information on these city-wide projects and check back often for additional cities to pop up.
Sharing your experience with #SKserves brings even more awareness to the day. For questions about the 2020 Day of Service, contact Lindsey Medenwaldt, director of service, at email@example.com.
Sigma Kappa' Regional Leadership Conferences focus on leadership and personal skill development, connecting to our five member development competencies:
Each chapter will be expected to send a specific number of members and we encourage chapters to consider sending rising leaders and younger members who would benefit from discovering more about themselves and how they lead.
More information about the RLCs is available by contacting:
Friday, January 8 - Sunday, January 10, 2021
Friday, January 29 - Sunday, January 31, 2021
|Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30, 2019
|Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 Highway 26E
Grapevine, Texas 76051-9641
|Coastal Greek | Wooly Threads|
Get excited for a full weekend! Our Volunteer Summit schedule is designed to maximize your time and get you the information you need most in order to thrive in your volunteer role. The official program will kick off with breakfast Saturday morning.
We’re planning three dynamic keynote sessions focused on exploring your strengths using the StrengthsFinder assessment, understanding current trends in higher education and how they impact you as volunteers, and digging into diversity and inclusion and what those topics mean for us as a women’s organization. Add to that two dedicated blocks of time for meeting with your team so you can focus on building those relationships that will help you succeed.
We will conclude the weekend by 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Click here to view our full schedule. We can’t wait to welcome you in Dallas for this full weekend!
Kirstin DeMartino currently serves as the Assistant Director of Student Involvement at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she leads Student Leadership Programs. Prior to her current role, she served as a campus-based fraternity/sorority advisor for nine years.She has earned a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.E. in Student Affairs from Iowa State University, and a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University. Kirstin became a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach in 2018 and her Signature Themes are Adaptability, Communication, Woo, Input and Empathy. She is also an alumna of Alpha Phi.
Cassie Gerhardt currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students at the University of North Dakota (UND). In this role, Cassie provides vision and leadership for student engagement and retention initiatives facilitated by the Memorial Union, Wellness & Health Promotion, Student Diversity & Inclusion, and Student Involvement & Parent Programs. Cassie chairs the Behavioral Intervention Team and is a member of the Care Team.
Cassie is an active volunteer for her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and currently serves as President of the National Housing Corporation Board. She is also actively involved in AFA and NASPA.
Sam Centellas is the Executive Director and CEO of La Casa de Amistad a Latino Youth and Community Center on the West Side of South Bend, Indiana. He loves working with college students and more importantly fraternities and sororities. He started his own consulting group and travels speaking and working with college students around the country on many topics including hazing, risk management, diversity, eating disorders, and membership accountability. Sam has served on the National Board of Directors for Gamma Sigma Alpha in Los Angeles, the Western Region Greek Association in San Francisco, and his own fraternity, Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. in Iowa City and was a founding Board Member of the National Hazing Prevention Organization the organizers of National Hazing Prevention Week.
Ground Transportation: Complimentary ground transportation is available to and from the hotel. You may contact the hotel to request a shuttle in the following ways: by courtesy phones located in baggage claim or by calling the hotel’s main number at 817-481-8444. You will be directed to pick up the van at the airport’s lower level. The shuttle is white with the hotel’s name on the side.
Drivers: For those members driving, there is complimentary parking at the hotel. When driving to the airport, please use this address: 2009 Anderson Gibson Road, Grapevine, TX, 76051.
Registration: Contact Sarah Eller, director of alumnae services, 317-381-5518, for changes in your registration.
Programming: Contact Mary Phillips Carlson, director of educational programs, 317-381-5509, with questions regarding the summit agenda or educational topics.
This weekend will provide educational experiences to help develop skills that will assist you professionally and as a volunteer. It will be a fun, upbeat weekend of sisterhood, skill development and team training.
There is no cost to the individual volunteer. Registration fees for all attendees are being paid by the national organization. Flights for advisory board supervisors and recruitment supervisors will be covered by the chapters they support. National volunteers will be covered by the national organization.
Following the weekend, general educational content will be available online to provide post-weekend information and support for attendees. If you are unable to attend, please let your national council supervisor, volunteer team director or CC and RC know as soon as possible.
This weekend will be a combination of relevant personal skill development and intentional time with your volunteer teams! Keynote sessions throughout the weekend will focus on a variety of areas including StrengthsFinder, diversity and inclusion and trends in higher education.
Time has been allotted for volunteer teams to meet.
During team meeting time, you will have the opportunity to continue those conversations from the keynote sessions in addition to focusing on relevant training and development for your specific responsibilities.
Additional details including shuttle information, what to wear and the final agenda of events will be provided to attendees after registration closes.
Sigma Kappa's nationwide Week of Giving occurs each year during the week of November 9, our Founders' Day. It is a time to celebrate our history of sisterhood and service to others. As alumnae members of Sigma Kappa we have the opportunity to do great things. Sometimes great things come in small ways and random acts of kindness. The Week of Giving gives us an opportunity to celebrate our history of sisterhood and service to others by showing our compassion and understanding of one another. Below are a few suggestions that you can do by yourself, with your family, or as a group or chapter.
Expectations for collegiate chapters have not changed with regard to Week of Giving. Click here for more information (page 16). Sigma Kappa is providing an opportunity for alumnae to also engage in living with heart in their communities. This is also a great chance for collegiate chapters to pair with their alumnae chapter!
Send a note or card to a friend (Find a sister here!)
Write thank you notes to local advisors or corporation board members
Bring cookies to a local fire department or police station
Buy coffee for the person behind you
Rake leaves or mow the lawn for a neighbor
Let someone go in front of you in line
Visit to a local senior living community
Call or have lunch with a grandparent
Pick up trash at a local park
Drop off a special treat at a collegiate chapter
Text or call a sister to tell her how much she means to you
Grab coffee or lunch with a sister
Make a donation to the Sigma Kappa Foundation's 1874 Minutes of Giving
Donate blood at a local blood bank
Collect books, food or clothes to donate to a local organization
Share your photos with us using the Week of Giving hashtag or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.