As an organization Sigma Kappa encourages our members to be involved in their campus and community. 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 by hosting and participating in a number of different events.
Based on the University of Florida's Florida Greek Standards Accreditation Program (FGS), Sigma Kappa has been deemed a Chapter of Excellence. This status would not be possible without the dedication of Sigma Kappa's members to their studies, service to the community and involvement, both on and off campus!
The Beta Tau chapter of Sigma Kappa has many members in the Honors College, major-related honor societies, and the all-Greek honor society Order of Omega.
Many active sisters participate in research on campus, internships, and co-ops at reputable companies including Accenture, GE Power, Aldi, Lockheed Martin, the Hungarian Parliament, the House of Representatives, Northrop Grumman, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, and UF Social Media.
Beta Tau alumnae attend graduate school, law school, and medical school at institutions such as Georgetown University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, American University and the University of Florida. Others have accepted job offers at companies such as Google, Alight Solutions, Noetic Creative, Macy's, Raymond James, and Studios Architecture. We are also incredibly proud of our previous president who is now a Leadership Consultant for Sigma Kappa Sorority!
Leadership and Involvement
The women of Sigma Kappa, Beta Tau are heavily involved both on and off campus. Sigma Kappas hold leadership positions in various clubs and organizations at the University of Florida including Gator Growl, UF Advertising Society, Campus Diplomats, Preview Staff, Panhellenic Council, Florida Blue Key, Accent, Student Government Senate, the Hispanic Student Association, Model UN and Florida Leadership Academy. Our 2018-2019 president, Samantha Fining, was awarded the Panhellenic Council President of the Year (as pictured below) and our sister, Gabbi Hernandez will be serving as the Divisions Coordinator on Florida Blue Key's Executive Board this year!
Service and Philanthropy
"Each year, more than 800 students stay awake and on their feet to raise money and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals."
Sigma Kappa, Beta Tau is passionate about Dance Marathon, benefiting the Children's Miracle Network! We actively fundraise and participate in events leading up to the 26.2 hour event year-round, and we were able to raise a total of $25,387 in 2020. We have multiple sisters involved as Dance Marathon Captains, Delegates, ELPs, ADs, and dancers. Sigma Kappa and Delta Sigma Phi hosted a holiday party in 2019 to raise money for Dance Marathon at UF. In addition to raising over $3000, attendees enjoyed desserts, raffles, and holiday cheer.
Volunteering and Involvement
Members of Sigma Kappa are involved in on-campus service organizations and volunteering opportunities such as Footprints, the March of Dimes Collegiate Council, Relay for Life, the Ronald McDonald House and Shands Volunteering.
Sisters also focus their efforts on the Gainesville community through involvement and leadership positions in The Big Event, MentorGNV, Project Makeover, Chemistry Outreach and volunteering with Alachua County Schools.
Participating in External Philanthropies
As members of the UF community, sisters of Sigma Kappa proudly support the initiatives and passions of their peers and the 4 Greek Councils. Our members often participate in external philanthropy events together to help raise funds and awareness for the philanthropic causes promoted on campus. In Spring 2019, Sigma Kappa won Alpha Chi Omega's Dodgeball Tournament-Purple Rain- for the third year, Lambda Chi Alpha's Watermelon Bust, and took 3rd place in Delta Tau Delta's Miss Greek Pageant. In Spring 2020, Sigma Kappa won first place in Kappa Kickball and competed in Beta Bring it on. Our sister, Lizzie Flammer raised over $6,000 in support of JDRF, a nonprofit organization that funds type 1 diabetes research, for Delta Tau Delta's Miss Greek Pageant and took 2nd place overall!