What is the time commitment like?
There is definitely a time commitment, but there are also so many benefits, like leadership and networking opportunities, academic support, and lifelong friendships! As a chapter, believe that you get out what you put in, so we encourage our sisters to get involved not just in our chapter, but in other organizations on Campus as well.
Some of the events we hold are optional, but certain are mandatory such as our weekly chapter meetings. Because we value academics highly, and believe that academics come first, we also require that our members It is important to emphasize that this is a time commitment, but one that is extremely rewarding.
Is there an academic requirement?
Academics is one of our main priorities. We require that each member maintains a 2.5 overall GPA in order to remain in good standing. If a member falls below this minimum, she will be provided an Academic Assistance Plan with our Vice President of Scholarship.
Sigma Kappa recognizes that education is the primary purpose of the collegiate experience and strives to provide resources to all members in reaching their academic goals. We provide motivation and assistance for our sisters to help them develop their fullest academic potential and plan for a successful future.
What are the financial responsibilities?
Sigma Kappa is a not-for-profit corporation and relies on the national fees from its members to finance yearly operating expenses and chapter services. You can read more about those fees on our national website. Your daughter will be provided with a detailed breakdown of all the financial responsibilities should she join our chapter. We understand that it can be overwhelming at first, but it is definitely manageable. If needed, payment plans can be arranged between a member and our Vice President of Finance.
How can parents get involved?
We invite parents to come to Parent and Alumnae weekend and to visit our tower whenever! We will let your daughter know when there are events that parents can attend, but you can always feel free to visit!
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. Our members are able to continue their personal and professional development with Sigma Kappa through social and philanthropic activities with other alumnae members.
In fact, there is a Boston Alumni Chapter that is very active. They have meetups and other ways to stay involved. The possibilities are endless and her Sigma Kappa involvement can and will look different over time based on her life experiences at the time.
If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to our chapter president.