What will my daughter get from Sigma Kappa that she would not get out of any other college organization?
Sigma Kappa offers leadership and networking which many other clubs can offer, but Sigma Kappa also offers the sisterhood and closer bonding that most other organizations do not. Along with the tighter bond, which we cultivate through many ways, we are sure to interact with other greek life organizations, participate in philanthropy, and network with our alumni.
How will joining Sigma Kappa benefit her after college?
Sigma Kappa is not an organization that just exists in college, but expands into the alumni stage of life. Our chapter is very involved with our alumni chapter which allows our sister who have graduated to still participate with the collegiate chapter. Along with staying involved, the alumni chapters are all over the country, so wherever a sister might be after she graduates, she will have sisters from other chapters around her. These sisters are all there to support each other with professional and personal issues that may come up.
Will my daughter's academics be comprised if she joins Sigma Kappa?
Sigma Kappa expects high academic standards from its members. In order to join a chapter, the minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Once a part of our chapter, we have mandatory study hours for sisters who have less than a 3.5 GPA. These study hours mean that each sister must be at the library for a certain amount of time each week to encourage academic success. We also reward our sisters with acknowledgement and little gifts during chapter for any large assignments that they received an A on.
What kind of community service and philanthropies does Sigma Kappa participate in?
Sigma Kappa's main philanthropy is the Alzheimer's Association, however we also contribute to the Maine Seacoast Mission, Inherit the Earth, the Sigma Kappa Foundation and the study of gerontology. Each year, College of Charleston Sigma Kappa members participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's and visit nursing homes. Additionally, we participate in a beach clean up as part of our Inherit the Earth commitment and support the Maine Seacoast Mission through annual contributions!
How much does it cost to be a member in Sigma Kappa?
The cost of being a Sigma Kappa varies. It can vary from being a new member to being an initiated member, and all prices fluctuate each year. The cost of Sigma Kappa can be found in the Panhellenic magazine sent out each year and in the transparency form distributed during rush!
How time-consuming is joining Sigma Kappa?
Sigma Kappa is as time consuming as you want it to be. If you are only taking into consideration chapter and fun weekly events, it will not be too time consuming, however taking volunteer opportunities and board positions into account, you will find that there will be a larger time commitment associated with being in Sigma Kappa.