Parent FAQ

Why Join Sigma Kappa?

Sigma Kappa at George Washington University is a strong caring community where your daughters can find friendship, opportunities, and support.  For a lot of people college can be a tough transition, especially in such a bustling city as our nation’s capital.  The Zeta chapter is a group of women dedicated to the success, growth and the happiness of each other.  Whether it’s setting a sister up with an internship on Capitol Hill, organizing a group to see a Nationals baseball game, or holding sister study sessions throughout the semester, our sisters are supportive of each other.  We recognize that college is not easy, but we also know everything is easier when you have a great community of inspiring and driven women to surround you, support you, and push you everyday.  

General Information

    Number of Sisters: 160
    Sisters Abroad: 16
    Housing: Townhouse located on Sorority Row 607 23rd St NW Townhouse D

Opportunities During College

During college, the Zeta Chapter will provide your daughter with a number of opportunities like internships and a vast alumnae network.  Your daughter will have the opportunity to live in the Sigma Kappa townhouse (usually during Sophomore year), volunteer at a nearby homeless shelter, Miriam’s Kitchen, and take on leadership positions within the chapter and the broader Greek community.

We also recently funded our own Zeta scholarship, which selects one sister each year who exemplifies the Sigma Kappa values of friendship, loyalty, personal growth, and service. The Sigma Kappa Foundation awards this sister a gift that counts towards her college tuition. We are one of few Sigma Kappa chapter’s in the nation to have such a scholarship, and we aspire to continue to increase the diversity of our membership and make Greek life more accessible. More information can be found on the National Sigma Kappa website.  

Opportunities After College

Sigma Kappa offers its alumnae a myriad of opportunities to stay connected to its wonderful lifelong connections, from enjoying the virtual blog where alumnae can interact, connecting with alumnae in their areas by joining one of the over 100 alumnae chapters, and through Sigma Kappa travel! We have an incredible alumnae network through which we can gain so much wisdom for both our personal and professional developments. Since our alumnae network extends to not only the D.C. area, but across the whole country and even across the globe, it is always a possibility to run into a Sigma Kappa woman, and they will always have each other's back. Our alumnae are the number one proof that this sisterhood is not only for 4 years, but for life. 

Financial Information 

Dues are comparable.  Specific information is provided during recruitment.  

Events and Philanthropies 

The Sigma Kappa Zeta Chapter proudly supports five philanthropies: the Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inherit the Earth, Gerontology, the Maine Seacoast Mission, and the Alzheimer’s Association.  

During the fall semester, we attend the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the National Mall to raise money and show support for Alzheimer’s care and research.  We also hold two philanthropy events Ultraviolet Days and Sigmalympics. In the fall we host Ultraviolet Days, where we raise money through a weekly competition between fraternities on campus. The events include a fundraiser at a nearby restaurant, penny wars, and a dodgeball tournament. All the money that we raise is dedicated to Alzheimer’s care and research.

In the Spring we host an annual Senior Prom, where we throw a prom party at a local retirement home. This is a great way for us to really reach out and be involved with members of our D.C. community.  We also host Sigmalympics, which is our annual field day where fraternities participate in different relay races on the National Mall. The proceeds from the event also benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. 

We are so proud be one of the only sororities on campus at The George Washington University to host two major philanthropy events, one in the fall and one in the spring.  It demonstrates how important service is to our sisterhood. 

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