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.
Many of the events we hold are optional, but our philanthropy events and our weekly chapter meetings are mandatory. However, if a sister has a time conflict that runs into these mandatory events, our Vice President of Communications will gladly work around each sisters' schedule. We have many opportunities to play intramural sports in the Spring and Fall semesters, where we compete with and against other chapters! 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 Spring and Fall semesters, which you can read more about on our Philanthropy Page!
Is there an academic requirement?
We do require that each member maintains a 2.8 overall GPA in order to remain in good standing. If a member falls below this minimum, she will be provided an Academic Assistance Plan with guidance from the Vice President of Academic Excellence.
Sigma Kappa recognizes that education is the primary purpose of the collegiate experience and strives to provide resources to all members in reaching their academic goals. We provide motivation and assistance for our sisters to help them develop their fullest academic potential and plan for a successful future.
What are the financial responsibilities?
Sigma Kappa is a not-for-profit corporation and relies on the national fees from its members to finance yearly operating expenses and chapter services. You can read more about those fees on our national website. Your daughter will be provided with a detailed breakdown of all the financial responsibilities should she join our chapter. We understand that it can be overwhelming at first, but it is definitely manageable. If needed, payment plans can be arranged between a member and our Vice President of Finance.
How can parents get involved?
We invite parents to join us for our annual Parent's Weekend at Clemson University which falls on the Weekend of September 18-20, 2020 for the upcoming Fall Semester. During this weekend, you will have the opportunity to attend a Clemson Football game as well as an event organized by our very own VP of Alumnae Relations. In addition, we alternate between Mother's and Father's Weekend each spring semester so be sure to look out for those dates. We encourage you to check the Events Page to see which events are coming up soon!
How does Sigma Kappa go beyond college?
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.