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.