Parent FAQ

Who is a Legacy?

When the chapter is determining whom they wish to pledge, the chapter shall give careful consideration to the following relatives/step-relatives of collegiate members and active Sigma Kappa alumnae:

Sisters • Daughters • Granddaughters • Nieces 

While Sigma Kappa strongly encourages chapters to invite legacies to join our membership, legacy status does not guarantee membership and chapters are not required to pledge legacies. 

 

What is our Risk Management?

Sigma Kappa expects that all members will follow Sigma Kappa policy, college/university policy, and all local, state and federal laws. The Sorority expects her members will make informed, reasonable, and responsible choices regarding herself, her sisters, her campus and the national organizations safe. Sigma Kappa has a number of policies designed to reduce the potential for harm to our members and to address situations where issues have occurred. Sigma Kappa requires regular education for the members on these policies. Collegiate Chapters and members are expected to self-govern behavior when it does not align with our values. Our risk management policies help to inform the use of a standards council process to address situations where issues have occurred.

 

What are our Academic Requirements?

Each collegiate chapter sets minimum scholastic standards for its members to maintain. The standard of performance is set by the National Policy Handbook of Sigma Kappa. This reflects Sigma Kappa’s belief that individual excellence develops chapter excellence. Sigma Kappa chapters are expected to provide leadership in academics as well as in other areas of campus life. To learn more about the academic policies of Sigma Kappa, consult section VI of the National Policy Handbook.

 

What is our Sigma Kappa Support?

Sigma Kappa volunteers are truly the heart of our organization. Our volunteer leader’s commitment to Sigma Kappa helps to ensure the longevity of the sorority and helps to create lifelong members of Sigma Kappa. In addition to our national headquarters staff, Sigma Kappa collegiate chapters are supported by our volunteers who serve as mentors and friends. Each collegiate chapter is also paired with an alumnae chapter or ‘sister chapter’ because we know that collegiate/alumnae relations is an important part of member development

 

What are our Leadership Opportunities?

Sigma Kappa provides each member opportunities for growth and development. Whether serving as a chapter officer or participating in membership programming. During your time as a collegiate member you will be grow your skills in the five competencies Sigma Kappa’s education focuses on: National & Global Citizenship, Career Readiness, Meaningful Relationships, Self-Awareness & Development, and Holistic Personal Wellness. Through these competencies you will gain invaluable skills and experiences that will take you into the next phase of your life and beyond!

 

What is our Lifetime Experience?

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 who 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.

 

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