Parent FAQ

 

What is the time commitment like?

There is definitely a time commitment, but there are also so many benefits, such as 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.

There are certain events that are mandatory for you to attend in order to be considered an active member. However, these events include tradition such as Initiation, and exciting events such as Big Little!

 

Is there an academic requirement?

We do require that each member maintains a 2.6 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 guidance from our Vice President of Academic Excellence.

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. As such, our chapter requires that each member attends a certain amount of peer monitored Study Hours each week, based on that member's GPA. We also have another new program called academic Big Little in which you are paired with someone in your major to help guide you through your classes! We also have a tutoring system in which members can sign up to become tutors for other sisters.

 

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 encourage family members to join us in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's! We will let your daughter know when there are events that parents can attend, but you can always feel free to check our Events page to see what events we have coming up soon!

 

What happens when 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. Some are involved in an alumnae chapter that meets regularly for activities and service events while others are advisors for a local chapter. Our members are able to continue their personal and professional development with Sigma Kappa through social and philanthropic activities with other alumnae members. The possibilities are endless and her Sigma Kappa involvement can and will look different over time based on her life experiences at the time.

 

 

Feel free to reach out to us to answer any questions, comments or concerns you may have!

☆ Chapter Email ☆

sigmakappauri1@gmail.com

☆ President ☆

Danielle Youngren: sigmakappapresident.phi@gmail.com

☆ Vice President of Membership ☆

Natalie Rickard: natalie_rickard@my.uri.edu

☆ Vice President of Alumnae Relations ☆

Laura Newsholme: sigmakappaphivpar@gmail.com

☆ Vice President of Philanthropic Services ☆

Athena Matsikas: amatsikas@my.uri.edu