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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. We will ensure that your daughter is getting the safest college experience possible. If you have any more questions about our risk management and Standards Council policies, you can email uhsk.vpsv@gmail.com!

 

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. All chapters are expected to provide leadership in academics as well as in other areas of campus life. The women of Sigma Kappa must maintain a 2.5 GPA overall to remain in good standing. 

We have an executive council position dedicated to helping our members with their academics. She will reach out to women who seem to be struggling with school, and help them brainstorm ways to study and manage their time. If you have more questions about our academic policies, you can email uhsk.vpae@gmail.com!

 

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 are an important part of member development.

Sigma Kappa also provides numerous scholarship opportunities at a local and national level. There are many ways to receive assistance and recognition for academics and involvement. We take pride in our women and want to support them in any way we can.

 

Financial responsibilities 

Your daughter, should she be a member of our sorority, will get a break down of the actual dues for this specific chapter on Bid Day. Our Vice President of Finance works closely to manage the budget and member dues. For a simple break down of what dues may look like you can check out our national headquarters website. https://www.sigmakappa.org/collegiate-life/financial-responsibilities/

 

Time commitment

Sorority life does have its responsibilities. Sigma Kappa knows that school comes first,  so we make sure that support is provided as much as possible. That being said, it is important to come to events and stay up to date with what's going on in the chapter and on campus! We have weekly chapter meetings on Monday nights where we discuss new business and announce what is going on in the coming week. We also have many study sessions throughout the semesters to promote a strong learning environment with our sisters. We want our women to feel that the time they spend here is valuable, so we make sure to always present beneficial information that will help your daughter grow into the leader she is meant to be.