The Sigma Kappa Foundation initiated the Alzheimer's Disease and Research Grant Program in 1988 and has since given over a half a million dollars to the researchers and practitioners who have dedicated their efforts to help those with Alzheimer's. Our Chapter aids in the fight against Alzheimer's disease by hosting a Greek-wide philanthropy event known as "UltraViolet MudBowl." Each fall, members of our Chapter organize and host a mud volleyball tournament at Tuttle Creek Lake. Proceeds from this event are donated to the Sigma Kappa Foundation to help fund and support Alzheimer's disease and gerontology research endeavors. In 2015, our chapter successfully raised approximately $30,000 for Alzheimer's Disease research. You can visit the Sigma Kappa Foundation for more information about how we are helping fight this debilitating disease.
- Ultra Violet Mudbowl is our largest philanthropy event. The ladies of Sigma Kappa act as coaches for fraternity, sorority, campus clubs, and dorm teams. This upcoming fall, we are spanning the event out to two days. What can be expected from Mudbowl is a huge mud volleyball tournament out at Tuttle Creek, a BBQ, and making tons of new friends.
- This past spring, we had our first annual Sigma Kappatizers. Weeks before, we were able to sell tickets to all of our friends outside of Sigma Kappa and anyone else who wanted to join in! We had a vast array of appetizers in an all-you-can-eat buffet style setup. The event was held in our very own dining room. It was a new experience and a lot of fun!
- Twice a semester, we participate in an event called Adopt-A-Highway for our Inherit the Earth philanthropy. This is a time where girls can volunteer to go out and pick up trash alongside the highway that is designated to Sigma Kappa to take care of. By participating in the Adopt-A-Highway events, women can clean up our planet as well as bond with sisters they may have not before!