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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: "I am extremely thankful for the privilege to serve an organization of women who have made me into the individual that I am today and to those who saw a presidential position in me. When I received my bid in 2019, I had no idea I would not only meet my best friends, but also be given opportunities that have allowed me to grow in ways I didn’t know were possible! Sigma Kappa has given me everything I wanted and so much more when I joined a sorority. I cannot thank my sisters enough for the endless encouragement, opportunities, love and memories we've been able to share over the past years and SK has given me a true sense of home on our very large campus."

Melanie Drossner, Chapter President

HEAR IT FROM THE SISTERS:

 

"I know this may sound dramatic, but Sigma Kappa is quite honestly the best thing that has ever happened to me. As soon as I walked into Open House Round and got a chance to get to know some of the sisters, I just couldn't stop smiling and I immediately knew this was my home. Throughout the recruitment process, I actually remember crying when it was time to walk out of SK's room each round because I didn't want to leave!! Since becoming a sister, I have gotten close with so many INCREDIBLE girls that I know will be my friends for a lifetime. Also, I've noticed that I've gained so much confidence and I have been able to demonstrate this through my leadership position as Sisterhood Chair, where I am able to plan bonding events for my sisters. All in all, I am forever grateful that I am able to call Sigma Kappa my home, and I wouldn't have it any other way."

-Maddi Geftman, Sisterhood Chair

"Sigma Kappa has given me a place to call home (metaphorically and literally). Through my amazing chapter, I have met my roommates, best friends, and future bridesmaids. I am comfortable around every one of my sisters, knowing I have a shoulder to lean on in every single one of them. During recruitment, I was encouraged to be myself. I was able to show my personality and be my weird self without feeling any judgment; because of this I immediately knew I belonged in Sigma Kappa. My sisters are a support system and family that I am so proud to be a part of. The women of Sigma Kappa push each other to be the best versions of themselves and encourage each other to no end. I’m so grateful for the experience Sigma Kappa has given me. I could not imagine calling anywhere else my home and any one else my sisters for life."

-Ally Lindsey, Assistant VP of New Member Education