Sigma Kappa

Chapter Philanthropy

Chapter Philanthropy

Our Sigma Kappa founders left us with a lasting impression of the importance of philanthropy. Service is one of Sigma Kappa's founding values, and as such, members of Sigma Kappa support multiple philanthropic causes. At the Beta Sigma chapter we support all 5 of our national philanthropies. We host events throughout the year within the Greek and the entire Purdue community to raise awareness about all of our philanthropies. We also participate in other philanthropy events on campus put on by other Greek houses and campus wide events such as PUDM and Relay for Life. 

Events this year: Adopt a Highway during the week of September 16. Walk to End Alzheimer's in Lafayette on September 29. Kick it for Cancer kickball tournament on October 13.

Upcoming Events: Week of Giving- November 3-9 and Ultra Violet Event- more details coming soon. 

Alzheimer's Disease Research

Alzheimer's Disease was adopted as our national philanthropy in 1984. Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded over $3,000,000 in research grants for continued Alzheimer's research. Nationally, Sigma Kappa is the third largest contributor towards Alzheimer's Disease research and education. To learn more about how you can support Sigma Kappa philanthropies visit the Sigma Kappa Foundation website at www.sigmakappafoundation.org.

Why We Support:

~120,000 people in IN have Alzheimer's Disease

~Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in America

~2/3rds of Alzheimer's disease victims are women

How we Support:

This past year we raised over $10,000 and participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 29, 2018. 

Gerontology
In 1954, Sigma Kappa became the first national sorority to recognize the need for continued, comprehensive work on the study of aging and the needs of the elderly. Collegiate and alumnae members throughout the country volunteer their time and talent in support of numerous projects to assist and benefit the elderly.

How we support:

Throughout the year, our sisters visit nursing homes in the local Lafayette area, and spend time with the residents. This fall we visited a local assisted living facility and played different cards games. 

Inherit the Earth
Adopted in 1992, Inherit the Earth is Sigma Kappa's national service project benefiting the environment. Each year, chapters plan a service project that protects and preserves our local community.

How we support:

The Beta Sigma chapter purchased a two-mile section of a highway right off campus through Adopt-a-Highway. Each semester our sisters help clean up our two-mile section. During the week of September 16, our chapter cleaned up the two-mile stretch of highway by picking up all the trash and liter on the side of the road. 

Sigma Kappa Foundation

The Sigma Kappa Foundation supports Sigma Kappa Sorority as well as creates and funds leadership, scholarship and philanthropic initiatives that reflect the values and spirit of our sorority. 

How we support:

Every spring we host a SKetti Dinner, where our sisters serve spaghetti to members of the community and raise money for the Sigma Kappa Foundation. This past year we raised $2,000. 

Maine Sea Coast Mission

Since 1911, Sigma Kappa has honored its Maine roots by supporting the Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society. Each November, Beta Sigma and other collegiate chapters donate funds and needed supplies to help support the Mission's worthy cause. The Maine Sea Coast Mission provides assistance to isolated mainland communities as well as to those residing on islands along the shoreline.

How we support:

Every winter, we take donations and send them to Maine. 

Kick it for Cancer 

This year on Saturday, October 13th, we hosted a kickball tournament with another fraternity. We had a fraternity bracket and a sorority bracket! It was a very fun tournament and we raised $1457 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) which is a national childhood cancer foundation.