Q: Does Sigma Kappa haze?
A: Sigma Kappa and the University of North Georgia have zero tolerance for any kind of hazing. Our organization and our university cares deeply for each and every student. The Greek community conducts a number of educational opportunities including National Hazing Prevention Week to educate all students as well as the Greek community about hazing prevention. Sigma Kappa's values of friendship, loyalty, service and personal growth set a certain standard for how our women conduct themselves and therefore we are strictly against any and all hazing.
Q: Will my daughter's academics be compromised?
A: Students often find managing their time difficult when moving from the highly structured high school environment to the freedom of college life. Sigma Kappa assists in this transition by offering scholarship programs that may include study partners, mandatory study hours, and time management workshops.
Q: How much of a time commitment is Sigma Kappa?
A: The time commitment varies from semester to semester, but the first semester is the most time intensive as the new member goes through the chapter's New Member Education Program. The time spent in this program will give your daughter the opportunity to develop her leadership and time management skills, learn about the history of Sigma Kappa, develop friendships with her new member class, as well as the rest of the chapter, and allow her to become involved with other organizations. Sigma Kappa has weekly chapter meetings (Monday's @8) and other mandatory events (philanthropic, service, initiation, etc.) throughout the year both for our chapter and Greek Life as a whole, but are planned well in advance. The more you put into Sigma Kappa and the community the more you will get out of being a member.
Q: How much will it cost for my daughter to join Sigma Kappa?
A: The Greek experience is an investment in your future. The leadership skills, the academic assistance, and friendships will benefit you beyond your college days. Sigma Kappa is quite affordable and fees go to services that will positively impact each member. Typically, we aim to have our total membership costs fall in the middle, or the average, of the Panhellenic chapters. Member's dues directly support the betterment of Sigma Kappa and the university. To assist members, Sigma Kappa offers various scholarships and grants. For more detailed cost information, please contact our Vice President Finance, listed under Chapter Officers.
Q: Does Sigma Kappa require a letter of recommendation?
A: No, the UNG Panhellenic community does not require letters of recommendation to participate in sorority recruitment and many women participate in recruitment without them. However, if you would like to complete a recommendation for a potential new member please complete the online recruitment introduction form under the Recruitment tab.