Sigma Kappa

Chapter History

Chapter History

The Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Kappa was established in 1921 at Iowa State University, and our chapter house, often known as the White Castle was built in 1939. Our chapter house was designed just for Sigma Kappa and was made unique by having an indoor balcony built to overlook our formal living room.

In 1913, a local women's club by the name of Arcade was formed at Iowa State University. By 1917, it had evolved into Delta Phi, a local sorority. The women of Delta Phi sought affiliation from a national sorority, and on May 7th, 1921, 30 women chartered the Alpha Epsilon Chapter at Iowa State, becoming Sigma Kappa's 29th chapter. Over the last nine decades of existence at Iowa State University, Alpha Epsilon has made a huge impact. 

Here at Iowa State, the Alpha Epsilon chapter has excelled. We currently have 160 amazing members who are dedicated to the constant improvement of not only Sigma Kappa but the University as well. 

Our chapter placed 3rd in community service in this past year's Greek Week and made it to second round cuts for Yell Like Hell in Homecoming. We are so proud of how hard our pairings work during homecoming and Greek Week!

At our national convention this summer, our chapter was also awarded an excellence in scholarship award, an award for our Ultra Violet philanthropy as well as the Platinum Circle of Giving, which recognizes us as a part of the highest donating level to the Sigma Kappa Foundation.