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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.

Open Motto: One Heart, One Way.

Founded Nationally: November 9, 1874 Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Founded at Grand Valley: January 27, 1996 (Formerly Kappa Phi, a local sorority that was founded at Grand Valley State University on October 22, 1993. They later affiliated with Sigma Kappa on September 1, 1995)

 

Symbol: Heart and Dove

Jewel: Pearl

Colors: Maroon and lavender

Flower: Wild purple violet

Magazine: The Sigma Kappa Triangle

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

Recent Awards:

Sigma Kappa National Awards 

1874 Giving Circle Grant (2015, 2016)

Most recently, this grant has funded our efforts to develop a “Sigma Kappa Salon” at a local nursing home. 

Two Star Chapter of Excellence (2015, 2016)

This award honors us for excelling in our National Organization’s standards for their chapters. 

 

Louise Helen Coburn Award (2015)

This award recognizes one collegiate chapter for excellence in alumnae programming.

 

Ruth Rhysdon Miller Award (2015)

This award recognizes chapters for excellence in service to their college Panhellenic during the calendar year.

 

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

National Website: www.sigmakappa.org

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

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Contact Information:

President: Kate Williams williak5@mail.gvsu.edu 

Recruitment Director: Leah Sremba srembal@mail.gvsu.edu 

Chapter Advisor: Jessica Perez kappabetaabs@gmail.com 

 

 

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