Sigma Kappa

Parent FAQ

Parent FAQ

Consistent with our Founders’ thoughts in 1874, our primary purpose is to create an environment for our members in which lasting friendships and our values of sisterhood emanate all aspects of our organization. We encourage an atmosphere which will foster high ideals of friendship among college women, promote their educational and cultural interests, create in them a true sense of social responsibility and develop in them high qualities of character.

Is there academic requirements?

Each collegiate chapter sets minimum scholastic standards for its members to obtain. We do require that each member maintains an overall GPA of 2.5 in order to remain in good standing. If a member falls below this minimum, she will be provided a scholarship plan and will be given assistance through our vice president of scholarship.

Sigma Kappa acknowledges that education is the main purpose of the collegiate experience. We aim to provide ample resources and motivation to all of our members in reaching their academic goals. Last semester, our chapter achieved the highest GPA of Greek Life!

Are there financial obligations?

Sigma Kappa is a not-for-profit corporation and relies on the national fees from its members yearly to finance yearly operations and expenses. In addition to national fees and housing fees, members are assessed chapter dues in order to establish the local chapter budget. Each chapter sets these fees based on their specific needs. Depending on the chapter, members may be charged fees in addition to chapter dues for various expenses.

How can I stay updated on what's going on in my daughter's chapter?

Follow us on social media @SigmaKappaEmu on instagram & twitter and Sigma Kappa EMU - Delta Alpha on facebook! Our social media is updated regularly. We also have a parents newsletter that is sent out every semester. If you are interested in receiving our parents newsletter, contact Maria Demos at mdemos1@emich.edu. Along with these, we also have events held throughout the year focused solely on parents! Checkout our events page for the times and dates of our Parent's Day. 

What about after my daughter graduates?

After graduation, your daughter has the opportunity to remain involved in the organization for years to come. With over 165,000 members worldwide and 106 alumnae chapters in 34 states, your daughter has the opportunity to connect with women wherever she goes in the coming years. Alumnae membership looks different for each of our members. Some are involved in an alumnae chapter that meets regularly for activities and service events while others are advisors for a local chapter. Our members are able to continue their personal and professional development with Sigma Kappa through social and philanthropic activities with other alumnae members. The possibilities are endless and her Sigma Kappa involvement can and will look different over time based on her life experiences at the time.