Sigma Kappa

Parent FAQ

Parent FAQ

What is sorority recruitment?

Recruitment is a time set aside women to meet sorority members, learn about our sisterhood and decide which sorority would be the best fit for them. Membership in a sorority is voluntary and is the result of a mutual selection process.

How much does it cost to become a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority?

Each Sigma Kappa chapter has fixed expenses including national and chapter dues, new member fees and housing fees. Additionally, there is a one-time initiation fee, and a membership badge must also be purchased. During recruitment a detailed statement of member financial obligations will be provided.

What is a legacy?

A legacy is a sister, daughter, granddaughter or great-granddaughter of a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, including the "step" version of each of these relations.

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, we 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 and there are some events that are mandatory, like our weekly chapter meetings on Monday nights. Because we value academics highly, and believe that academics come first, we also require that our members earn a certain amount of scholarship stars, based on their GPA. We have many opportunities to get involved on campus! 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 year. 

What is my role as a parent?

We encourage parents to be supportive and learn as much as possible about Sigma Kappa Sorority throughout your daughter's membership. The Triangle, Sigma Kappa's magazine, will be sent to your home address until your daughter graduates - we encourage you to check it out, too! This will give you insight into your daughter's membership experience.

We host a Parents' Weekend in both the Fall and the Spring, giving parents the opportunity to learn more about the Sorority, meet your daughter's Sigma Kappa sisters and tour the chapter facilities. Parents Weekend provides an opportunity for parents to get acquainted and share in some of their daughter's Sorority experiences.  

What are the grade requirements for membership in Sigma Kappa?

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 from college or 2.8 from high school is required for initiation by Sigma Kappa Sorority. Exceptions may be made with approval of the chapter advisor and the chapter's regional coordinator after consultation with the sorority coordinator-scholarship.  

Do all initiated members need to live in the chapter facility?

Sigma Kappa Sorority policy states that all initiated chapter members must live in the chapter facility.

What about after my daughter graduates?

After graduation, your daughter has the opportunity to remain involved in the organization for years to come. With over 165,000 members worldwide and 106 alumnae chapters in 34 states, your daughter has the opportunity to connect with women wherever she goes in the coming years. Alumnae membership looks different for each of our members. Some are involved in an alumnae chapter that meets regularly for activities and service events while others are advisors for a local chapter. Our members are able to continue their personal and professional development with Sigma Kappa through social and philanthropic activities with other alumnae members. The possibilities are endless and her Sigma Kappa involvement can and will look different over time based on her life experiences at the time.