What is the time commitment like?
There is definitely a time commitment, but there are also so many benefits, like leadership and networking opportunities, academic support, and lifelong friendships! As a chapter, 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 weekly chapter meetings, our main philanthropy events and a few miscellaneous events are mandatory. Because we believe that academics come first, we have a minimum GPA that each member upholds, and also suggest that our members attend study hours, that we hold once a week, more if requested! We hold events supporting our philanthropies each semester, and we also participate in other chapter's philanthropy events. We have many volunteering and service opportunities throughout the Spring and Fall semesters, which you can read more about on our Philanthropy page!
Is there an academic requirement?
We do require that each member maintains a 2.6 overall 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. It will usually be recommended that she attends a certain amount of study hours per week as well.
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.
What are the financial responsibilities?
Sigma Kappa relies on the national fees from its members to finance yearly operating expenses and chapter services. You can read more about those fees on our national website. Your daughter will be provided with a detailed breakdown of all the financial responsibilities should she join our chapter. We understand that it can be overwhelming at first, but it is definitely manageable. If needed, payment plans can be arranged between a member and our Vice President of Finance. Most of our chapter’s members pay for dues on their own, so it is definitely manageable. Our chapter also has created our own scholarship, the Beta Eta Alumnae Scholarship, that is awarded to a few deserving members.
How can parents get involved?
We hold Mother Pinning during the first semester for the Mother’s of senior members, and Dad’s Day second semester for the Father of every member! We hold specific alumni events and encourage all family and alumni to attend our philanthropy events, but you can always feel free to check our Events page to see what events we have coming up soon!