Sigma Kappa

Parent FAQ

Parent FAQ

Your Daughter and Sigma Kappa

Legacy Policy

When Zeta Omicron is determining whom they wish to give bids to, they will give careful consideration to the following relatives/step-relatives of collegiate members and active Sigma Kappa alumnae:

Sisters • Daughters • Granddaughters • Nieces 

While Sigma Kappa strongly encourages chapters to invite legacies to join our membership, legacy status does not guarantee membership and chapters are not required to give bids to legacies. 

 

Risk Management

Sigma Kappa expects that all members will follow Sigma Kappa policy, college/university policy, and all local, state and federal laws. The Sorority expects her members will make informed, reasonable, and responsible choices regarding herself, her sisters, her campus and the national organizations safe. 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. Sigma Kappa requires regular education for the members on these policies. Collegiate Chapters and members are expected to self-govern behavior when it does not align with our values. Our risk management policies help to inform the use of a Standards Council process to address situations where issues have occurred. We will ensure that your daughter is getting the safest college experience possible. If you have any more questions about our risk management and Standards Council policies, you can email uasigmakappa.vicepresident@gmail.com!

 

Academic Requirements

Each collegiate chapter sets minimum scholastic standards for its members to maintain. The standard of performance is set by the National Policy Handbook of Sigma Kappa. This reflects Sigma Kappa’s belief that individual excellence develops chapter excellence. All chapters are expected to provide leadership in academics as well as in other areas of campus life. The women of Sigma Kappa must maintain a 2.5 GPA overall to remain in good standing. 

We have an executive council position dedicated to helping our members with their academics. She will reach out to women who seem to be struggling with school, and help them brainstorm ways to study and manage their time. If you have more questions about our academic policies, you can email uasigmakappa.scholarship@gmail.com!

 

Sigma Kappa Support

Sigma Kappa volunteers are truly the heart of our organization. Our volunteer leader’s commitment to Sigma Kappa helps to ensure the longevity of the sorority and helps to create lifelong members of Sigma Kappa. In addition to our national headquarters staff, Sigma Kappa collegiate chapters are supported by our volunteers who serve as mentors and friends. Each collegiate chapter is also paired with an alumnae chapter or ‘sister chapter’ because we know that collegiate/alumnae relations are an important part of member development.

Sigma Kappa also provides numerous scholarship opportunities at a local and national level. There are many ways to receive assistance and recognition for academics and involvement. We take pride in our women and want to support them in any way we can.

 

Financial responsibilities 

Your daughter, should she be a member of our sorority, will get a break down of the actual dues for this specific chapter on Bid Day. Our Vice President of Finance works closely to manage the budget and member dues. For a simple break down of what dues may look like you can check out our national headquarters website. https://www.sigmakappa.org/collegiate-life/financial-responsibilities/

 

Time commitment

Sorority life does have its responsibilities. Sigma Kappa knows that school comes first,  so we make sure that support is provided as much as possible. That being said, it is important to come to events and stay up to date with what's going on in the chapter and on campus! We have weekly chapter meetings on Monday nights where we discuss new business and announce what is going on in the coming week. We also have many study sessions throughout the semesters to promote a strong learning environment with our sisters. We want our women to feel that the time they spend here is valuable, so we make sure to always present beneficial information that will help your daughter grow into the leader she is meant to be.

 

Housing

We have a beautiful house on campus. We are neighbors to a majority of the Sorority and Fraternity chapters on Greek Row. Our two-story house is located on the corner of 1st Street and Cherry Ave. Our facility is home to 41 women who have the opportunity to live in through an application process and a points system. The more involved your daughter is in campus and chapter events, the higher the chance she has to live in if she wants! Downstairs, we have a commercial kitchen for the chefs, a kitchen for the members, a dining area, couches/chairs, a storage room, a library, a TV room, and the House Director's room. Upstairs, we have 10 rooms (each housing 4 women) a sleeping porch, a large bathroom, and a tanning porch.
 

 

Meals

Our Sigma Kappa nationals has a contract with College Chefs across all chapters. We have meals five days a week (Monday - Friday), three times a day. The meal times are open for about two hours per meal, to ensure that a majority of our women can go to the house and eat that meal. We have a variety of different food options, and they are able to accommodate all allergies, intolerances, and preferences. We have options at every meal for our gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian/vegan members. Our chefs will do whatever they can to feed us nutritious and delicious food.