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
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: “Being apart of Sigma Kappa for the past 3 years has changed my college experience for the better. I am so honored to serve as chapter president to these amazing women of this amazing chapter. My sisters have shown me what it’s like to have a home away from home and to have friends that you consider family. My only wish is that in my role as president, I will be able to return the favor and demonstrate to each and every one of our members just how important they are. As a Sigma Kappa, we value “One Heart, One Way”, in which I believe that every sister lives with love and appreciation towards each other. without Sigma Kappa, I would not be the person I am today, and for that, I will always be grateful to this sorority and the ladies that contribute so much to it.”
-Gianna Demeglio, Chapter President
HEAR IT FROM A SISTER:
“Entering Sigma Kappa during recruitment, I was immediately captivated by their commitment to philanthropy. The organization champions five distinct causes, each represented by a letter in their name. 'S' symbolizes the Sigma Kappa Foundation, which awards scholarships to sisters facing financial hardships. 'I' represents Inherit the Earth, an initiative where members engage in projects to foster a cleaner and safer environment. 'G' signifies their dedication to Gerontology, with sisters dedicating time to the elderly in nursing homes. 'M' highlights the Maine Seacoast Mission, reflecting their efforts to keep the coast of Maine, the birthplace of Sigma Kappa, as clean as possible. Lastly, 'A' stands for the Alzheimer's Association, a cause very close to my heart due to my grandmother's battle with the disease. My favorite Philanthropy event would be our Alzheimer’s event, where the sisters show solidarity and support through participating in the Alzheimer's walk in Wilmington. As part of the esteemed Diamond Team, being the highest team there is for this foundation, Sigma Kappa sets a high standard in fundraising efforts. Inspired by my grandmother's courage, I am honored to take on this significant role and finish the fight she could not, especially as a sophomore. I am deeply appreciative of the chance to contribute to such inspiring work.
Not only did these amazing philanthropies inspire me to join Sigma Kappa, but the connection the sisters held for one another. I was able to fully be myself without a care in the world. I’ve learned what true friendship means from all my sisters and most importantly how to be a leader amongst them and guide them through all 5 philanthropies. Finally, I would like to thank Sigma Kappa for allowing me to take on this position and show my passion for Philanthropy!“
-Rachael Menna, Vice President of Philanthropic Services