Sigma Kappa

Eta Chapter



What a 2015 term year! Our chapter has worked extremely hard to accomplish all of our goals and it looks like our hard work has paid off, both on campus and nationally! Bear with us, as this post is long. It could not be avoided, as we have achieved so much!

We are pleased to announce that Fraternity and Sorority Life at Illinois Wesleyan University has given us and our individual members the following awards:
-Chapter of the Year
-Sorority Member of the Year, Rachel Shaffer
-Outstanding President Award, Siobhan Geraghty
-Outstanding Scholar Award, Christine Peterson
-Outstanding Alumni/Volunteer Award, Cheryl Wertheim

We have also been awarded bronze, silver, and gold levels for the following categories:
-Bronze Level: Sisterhood and Facilities Management
-Silver Level: Academic Development and Administrative and Policy Compliance
-Gold Level: Standards and Accountability, Chapter Advisory Support, Membership Recruitment and Retention, Values Education, Leadership Development, Community Service,Philanthropy, and Alumni/NHQ’s Relations

At the Sigma Kappa 87th National Convention we were awarded the following awards from Sigma Kappa Nationals:
-Wava Chambers Brown Award, honorable mention. This award is given to chapters that notably succeeds in consistent member development programs that encompass all areas of collegiate programming (a special shoutout to our 2015 VPP Grace Tamayo).
-Sisterhood Recognition Award (a special shoutout to 2015 Sisterhood Chair Melissa Schmidt)
-Excellence in Recruitment Award, honorable mention (a special shoutout to our 2015 VPM Amanda Perlinksi)
-Silver Level in the Chapter Annual Giving Recognition Club
-One Star of Excellence. This award is given to chapters that exceed in meeting all of the Sigma Kappa standards on the Standards of Excellence scale.

Our whole chapter is proud of everything we have accomplished, and we look forward to what the future brings. We would like to especially thank all of our advisors for their help, support, and dedication to our sorority. We would not be the chapter we are today without them!

Following are some campus awards that the Eta chapter has received in the past:

- 2015 -

New Member of the Year, Rachel Shaffer

Greek Scholar of the Year, Ashley Tegge

Greek Week Champions (Spring)

Philanthropy Award (bronze level)

Sisterhood Award (bronze level)

Administration & Policy Compliance Award (silver level)

Values Education Award (silver level)

Community Service Award (gold level)

Leadership Development Award (gold level)

Membership Recruitment & Retention Award (gold level)

Facilities Management Award (gold level)

Chapter Advisory Support Award (gold level)


- 2014 -

New Member of the Year, Ellen Renk

Most Improved Chapter Award


- 2012 -

Homecoming Week Champions (Fall)

Greekend Champions 

Chapter Administration Award

Volunteer Service Award

Self-Governance and Standards

- 2011 -

Greek Week Champions

Chapter Improvement Award

Miss Greek Goddess, Gina Lee

Most Outstanding Program, for our Bags Tournament for Alzheimer's Relief

Technology Integration Award

Public Relations Award

New Member of the Year, Antonia Jurcovic

- 2010 -

Greek Week Champions

Greek Woman of the Year, Katie McCann

Sigma Chi Derby Days Champions

Sigma Chi Derby Doll, Audra Loveland