Sigma Kappa Sorority

Kappa Beta Chapter


A group of Sigma Kappa members standing between large Sigma Kappa letters.

The purpose of Sigma Kappa Sorority is to provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual, and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our communities. Our values are personal growth, friendship, service, and loyalty; bound by a promise.

As a Sigma Kappa you are bound by a promise to be the best person you can be; model service and leadership in your communities, especially within Sigma Kappa; demonstrate sisterhood and friendship throughout life, and remain loyal to Sigma Kappa and to live its values in all that you do.


Sorority Facts

Nickname: SK

Motto: One Heart, One Way.

Colors: Maroon and lavender

Symbol/Mascot: Heart and Dove

Flower: Wild Purple Violet

Stone/Jewel: Pearl

A group of Sigma Kappa members standing outside of the Sigma Kappa house.

More Facts

Founded Nationally: November 9th, 1874 at Colby College

Founded at GVSU: January 27th, 1996 (Formerly Kappa Phi - local sorority founded at GVSU on October 22nd, 1993, later affiliated with Sigma Kappa on September 1st, 1995)

National Philanthropies: Gerontology, Alzheimer's Disease Research, The Maine Sea Coast Mission, Inherit the Earth

Local Philanthropy:

National Publication: The Sigma Kappa Triangle

Principles/Values: Personal growth, Friendship, Service and Loyalty; Bound by a promise


Four members of Sigma Kappa holding large fake purple flowers.

Recent Awards:

Sigma Kappa National Awards 

1874 Giving Circle Grant (2015, 2016)

Two Star Chapter of Excellence (2015, 2016)

Louise Helen Coburn Award (2015)

Ruth Rysdon Miller Award (2015)

Honorable Mentions in PR Programming (2015) and Best Ultra Violet Campaign (2015).

 

National Website: www.sigmakappa.org

Chapter Website: http://gvsu.sigmakappa.org

 

Two women sitting by the water with their hands joined together to create a heart shape.

Fraternity & Sorority Life is a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.