Below are some answers to commonly asked questions about your child's involvement in a sorority:
How will this affect their grades/academics?
There is a positive affect on grades and effort in schoolwork because Sigma Kappa, like other sororities on campus, require a certain number of study hours each week. Their is an executive member elected every year just for scholarship direction and maintenance. We have a minimum GPA requirement all members must meet at all times to continue involvement in the sorority. Also, all sorority members on campus come together to form panhellenic study groups. This means that we are not limited to just Sigma Kappa members to study and do homework with!
How big of a time commitment is this?
As much as you want it to be! You have the ability to be a member and you have the option to take on any additional leadership roles and responsibilities inside or outside of the chapter. We do hold chapter once a week on Sundays to update all members on the set calendar with planned dates/events for the upcoming month as well as any other announcements.
What do you guys do?
Philanthropy events are held and attended for our five main philanthropies, such as Fall Fest, Sigma Stacks and the Walk to End Alzheimer's. We also volunteer at a local nursing home, raise money for Relay for Life, the B+ Dance-A-Thon just to name a couple. In addition, Sigma Kappa works with other sororities and fraternities on campus to raise money for their specified philanthropies. Members are encouraged to attend sisterhoods at places such as pumpkin patches, ice skating rinks and dinners on campus to grow our relationships within our chapter.