Sigma Kappa

Letter from the Chapter

Letter from the Chapter

Letter from the Chapter


My name is Shannon Rowan, and I am honored and humbled to serve as President of the Kappa Lambda chapter of Sigma Kappa! Here at UNG we have an amazing Fraternity and Sorority Life that I am sure you have seen or will see while attending this university. On behalf of the Kappa Lambda chapter, I want to say welcome to UNG and we can’t wait to meet you and get to know you in classes and extracurricular activities in the fall and during recruitment in the spring! Going through recruitment and joining a sorority will change not only your collegiate experience, but also the rest of your life!

Sigma Kappa was founded in 1874 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine by five amazing young women. These were the only women who could attend Colby College and found solace and friendship within one another. These women wanted to give collegiate women an experience to develop their social, intellectual, and spiritual nature in a safe and loving space! The Kappa Lambda chapter has been at UNG for 14 years and will be celebrating 15 years in April 2019! All the hard work our sisters put in allowed us to be recognized for the first time as a Chapter of Excellence per our National Headquarters, and receiving that award was one of the highlights of my collegiate experience. 

Every day we strive to live by our values: friendship, loyalty, service, and personal growth. This sisterhood creates unbreakable bonds that tie us in friendship and love. These relationships that we create with not only our collegiate sisters, but also out alumnae foster friendships like none other, and we truly know what it means to be loyal. Our sisters give back to our community in so many ways, whether at the animal shelter, helping children with special needs, participating in Dance Marathon, helping elderly people in nursing homes, fundraising and walking in the Walk to End Alz, and so many other service works! Sigma Kappa has given not only me, but many others as well a safe space to grow. We offer many leadership roles, committees roles to help pull of events, and even leadership within the Fraternity and Sorority Life community. We have measures in place to make sure that grades are always a priority because that is ultimately why we are all in school. We have programming to help make sure that our sisters prepared for a life in and after college. There are many opportunities and ways to grow as a person in four year, and Sigma Kappa is here to help and support our sisters in becoming the best versions of themselves! 

Sigma Kappa and the Panhellenic community as a whole is a great place to find your best friends for life, and I hope that you will go through Recruitment this January! Our sisters look forward to meeting you, and I wish you the best of luck in your collegiate experience! 

Sigma’s Love and Mine, 

Shannon Rowan

Kappa Lambda President 2018