Your Daughter and Sigma Kappa
At Sigma Kappa, we strive to create an environment for our members where lasting friendships and memories are made, as well as live by the values of our organization, which are personal growth, friendship, loyalty and service.
What is the time commitment like?
There is a time commitment, but there are also multiple benefits to being a member of Sigma Kappa, such as leadership, networking opportunities, academic support, and lifelong friendships! As a chapter, we believe that you get out what you put in, so we encourage our sisters to get involved not just in our chapter, but in other organizations on campus as well.
Some of the events we hold are optional, but our philanthropy events, ritual events, sisterhood retreats and our weekly chapter meetings are mandatory. Of course school comes first as we value academics highly. There are tons of opportunities to get involved as we play intramural sports in both the Fall and the Spring, where we compete with and against other chapters, we participate in other philanthropies on campus, volunteer together, and other events on campus which we attend as a chapter.
Is there an academic requirement?
We do require that each member maintains a 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA in order to remain in good standing. If a member falls below this minimum, she will be provided an Academic Assistance Plan with guidance from our Vice President of Scholarship.
Sigma Kappa recognizes that education is the primary purpose of the collegiate experience and strives to provide resources to all members in reaching their academic goals. We provide motivation and assistance for our sisters to help them develop their fullest academic potential and plan for a successful future. Many times there will be sisters in similar classes to help you understand the material.
What is hazing and does Sigma Kappa haze?
Hazing is when any person or group inflicts or intends to inflict physical or mental harm to another individual. Sigma Kappa cares about each and every one of our members. That is why Sigma Kappa has a zero tolerance policy towards hazing of any kind.
What leadership opportunities does Sigma Kappa offer?
There are many different leadership opportunities within Sigma Kappa. A member can choose to be a cabinet officer, an executive board officer, or hold leadership within her committee. Through being in Sigma Kappa each member gains leadership skills and will have the opportunity to discover her talents, perfect her abilities and develop new skills that will help her gain confidence and be her best self. Members can also hold leadership positions in other organizations. Currently, we have members on the executive boards for organizations such as Relay for Life, Rising Professionals, Purdue University Dance Marathon, American Red Cross, The Paint Crew, and Boiler Gold Rush.
What about after my daughter graduates?
After graduation, your daughter has the opportunity to remain involved in the organization for years to come. With over 165,000 members worldwide and 106 alumnae chapters in 34 states, your daughter has the opportunity to connect with women wherever she goes in the coming years.