Chapter: Sigma Kappa- ΣΚ

Values: Friendship, loyalty, service, and personal growth

Philanthropy: Alzheimer's Disease and Gerontology

Colors: Lavender and Maroon

Founded at UD in: 1986

Chapter Website: http://udel.sigmakappa.org

Chapter Instagram: @udsigmakappa

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Involvement: The sisters of Sigma Kappa are extremely dedicate to their five philanthropies. They host a philanthropy aevent called Greek Love Duets, where a girl and guy from each sorority and fraternity pair up to sing a duet together. They also celebrate UltraViolet week in the fall by hosting their Ultra Violet Gala, attending the Walk to End Alzheimers, and host a flag football tournament called the Dove Bowl. The Sigma Kappa women visit their B+ Hero, Victoria in the hospital during her treatments, and spend extra time with her to maintain their special bond. Sigma Kappa was honored by the B+ Foundation with the "Heart of a Champion" award for their dedication and commitment to Victoria. The Sigma Kappa sisters are constantly active in their philanthropies throughout the year by volunteering at Rockland Nursing Home and hosting their Sigma Kappa Week of Giving, where they give back to students and the community all week.

Sisterhood: The connection of upholding the Sigma Kappa values creates an everlasting sisterhood. Sisterhood plays a unique role in the life of each member and in each collegiate and alumnae chapter. The SK sisterhood continues to bring members together through many years to share experiences, serve others and have fun. As an organization Sigma Kappa encourages its members to be involved in their campus and community. Because of this focus on involvement outside of Sigma Kappa, the sisters are able to engage with the campus and community in ways that are important to them by hosting and participating in a number of different events. These include the sisterhood retreat, big and little reveal week, initiation and so many more events that strengthen the bonds of the Sigma Kappa sisters

Words from the Chapter President: “I am extremely grateful for all the opportunities Sigma Kappa has brought me. If you had asked me even a few months ago if I would have ever thought I’d be president of my sorority, I would definitely have told you no. It is an honor that the women in this chapter saw so much potential in me to take on such a big role. Without the women of Sigma Kappa I would not be as confident and hardworking as I am today. Not only has Sigma Kappa taught me to love and believe in myself, it has brought me my best friends and women I know I can always count on. I cannot imagine having a better college experience than the experience I have had being a Sigma Kappa and I would not change it for the world.”
- Marissa Falcone, Chapter President

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HEAR IT FROM THE SISTERS:
 
“To serve and be a sister members can come to for support is one of the greatest gifts Sigma Kappa has
given me. As I have grown and prospered into myself during my time here at the University of Delaware,
I can credit past Sigma Kappa’s for being great role models. We in Sigma Kappa not only provide support
for each other, but also try to hold each other accountable and push ourselves to our fullest potential. I am
so grateful to be a part of this chapter and all the philanthropic services that we do as well. If it weren’t for
Sigma Kappa, I would not have had as many opportunities to give back as I do now!”
- Julia Lelio, Vice President of Standards and Values


“Sigma Kappa values all 5 of their philanthropies, and has many fundraising initiatives to support each
and every one of them throughout the year. Our philanthropies spell out SIGMA. The S stands for the
Sigma Kappa Foundation, which provides funds and scholarships for sisters in need. The I stands for
Inherit the Earth, where we participate in various service projects to make the Earth a safer, and cleaner
place. The G stands for Gerontology, where we support the elderly in nursing homes, and spend quality
time with them. The M stands for Maine Seacoast Mission, where Sigma Kappa raises money to keep the
coast of Maine clean and safe, being that is where Sigma Kappa was founded. Lastly, and most
importantly, the A stands for the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimers is something each and every sister
holds close to their hearts, whether they know someone directly with the disease, or not. The Theta Delta
chapter of Sigma Kappa has won various awards over the past few years for our fundraising initiatives
and our support towards the association. Overall, Theta Delta is an extremely philanthropic chapter, who
host around 5-10 philanthropy events each semester.
If you had told me 2 years ago when I joined this chapter that I was going to hold this position,
and be on the Executive Board, I would have never believed you. Prior to Sigma Kappa, I was an
extremely quiet person and stuck to doing things I was 100% comfortable with. Not only did Sigma
Kappa get me to try new things and come out of my comfort zone, but it gave me sisters for life, and a
position I am honored to hold. I have learned so much more about myself, and have truly learned how to
be a leader. I know these things will be something I carry with me for the rest of my life, and I am forever
grateful for that. “
- Dani Genco, Vice President of Philanthropic Services