Sigma Kappa provides valuable leadership development opportunities to its members. As an organization Sigma Kappa encourages our members to be involved in at least one extracurricular activity during their collegiate experience. Because of this focus on involvement outside of Sigma Kappa, our sisters are able to engage with the campus and community in ways that are important to them.
"Sigma Kappa is a sorority founded in 1874 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Sigma Kappa was founded by five women: Mary Caffrey Low Carver, Elizabeth Gorham Hoag, Ida Mabel Fuller Pierce, Frances Elliott Mann Hall and Louise Helen Coburn."
Sigma Kappa, Beta Tau, takes pride in celebrating our founding women. Each year, our chapter holds our annual Founder's Day Brunch where both active members and alumnae join together to remember how our sorority began.
Walk to End Alz
"Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research."
In 2018, Sigma Kappa, Beta Tau raised $15,714.48 during our annual Walk to End Alz. Every year, the chapter participates in fundraising for and walking in the annual event held in Gainesville. This year our top individual fundraiser was Paxton Evans, and she raised $2,185.
This October, we held our annual philanthropy, Sigma Shootout. It is a 3v3 soccer tournament, and the proceeds benefit the Sigma Kappa Foundation, which contributes to Alzheimer’s research.
Sigma K's Pasta Buffet
Last April, we held our annual pasta bar fundraiser! Attendees were able to enjoy all you can eat pasta, salad, and refreshments in support of the Sigma Kappa Foundation. The Sigma Kappa Foundation creates and funds scholarship, leadership, and philanthropic initiatives.