Sigma Kappa

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Legacy Policy

When the chapter is determining whom they wish to pledge, the chapter shall give careful consideration to the following relatives/step-relatives of collegiate members and active Sigma Kappa alumnae:

Sisters • Daughters • Granddaughters • Nieces 

While Sigma Kappa strongly encourages chapters to invite legacies to join our membership, legacy status does not guarantee membership and chapters are not required to pledge legacies. 

Risk Management

Sigma Kappa expects that all members will follow Sigma Kappa policy, college/university policy, and all local, state and federal laws. The Sorority expects her members will make informed, reasonable, and responsible choices regarding herself, her sisters, her campus and the national organizations safe. Sigma Kappa has a number of policies designed to reduce the potential for harm to our members and to address situations where issues have occurred. Sigma Kappa requires regular education for the members on these policies. Collegiate Chapters and members are expected to self-govern behavior when it does not align with our values. Our risk management policies help to inform the use of a standards council process to address situations where issues have occurred.

Academic Requirements

Each collegiate chapter sets minimum scholastic standards for its members to maintain. The standard of performance is set by the National Policy Handbook of Sigma Kappa. This reflects Sigma Kappa’s belief that individual excellence develops chapter excellence. Sigma Kappa chapters are expected to provide leadership in academics as well as in other areas of campus life. To learn more about the academic policies of Sigma Kappa, consult section VI of the National Policy Handbook.

Sigma Kappa Support

Sigma Kappa volunteers are truly the heart of our organization. Our volunteer leader’s commitment to Sigma Kappa helps to ensure the longevity of the sorority and helps to create lifelong members of Sigma Kappa. In addition to our national headquarters staff, Sigma Kappa collegiate chapters are supported by our volunteers who serve as mentors and friends. Each collegiate chapter is also paired with an alumnae chapter or ‘sister chapter’ because we know that collegiate/alumnae relations is an important part of member development

Parent FAQs

Will the time commitment of being a member take away from my daughter's studies?

In the Eta Chapter, we value our scholarship as a chapter before anything else. So with that being said we never want to jeopardize a sisters grades by demanding too much from them. Also our VP of Academic Excellence works very hard to keep up on all our members to ensure that they are excelling first as students and are receiving the help they individually need to meet the high standards our chapter sets for each other. 

IWU is already an expensive school, is being a member worth the extra financial burdens it requires? 

We think that our members would all agree that the costs that come with being a part of this chapter are worth it! As members we gain so many great leadership opportunities, create new bonds, and get the chance to participate in a lot of fun experiences. Also Sigma Kappa makes living in our housing very comparable to campus housing each year, as well as offers additional scholarships/work opportunities for sisters wanting to decrease any costs. 

What makes the Eta chapter more than just any other "party sorority" out of the movies?

Here at the Eta chapter we pride ourselves in the ways we give back to the community and to our nationwide philanthropic initiatives year round. We make a point of not only hosting about 6 different fundraising events throughout the year but also of attending other fundraising events on campus too. Also we usually participate in a bi-yearly campus cleanup and each Sunday we send various sisters to participate at a local Alzheimer's Special Care Center. Check out our Chapter Philanthropy tab to read more about our initiatives! 

Any additional questions can be directed to our VP of Membership: