Sigma Kappa

Recent Awards, Honors, Activities

Recent Awards, Honors, Activities

2017 Awards

  • National Awards
    • Three Star Chapter Award (highest is 3 stars)
    • Louise Helen Coburn Awards - Recognizes one collegiate chapter for outstanding collegiate alumnae programming
    • Wava Chambers Brown Award - Recognizes one collegiate chapter for excellence in maintaining consistent member development programming and encompassing all areas of collegiate programming.
  • Kansas State University Awards
    • Kansas State University's Hazing Prevention Chapter of the Year
    • Dean's Award
    • Won the War of Roses competition put on by Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity 
    • 3rd place in spirit sign for homecoming 
    • 4th place in pant the chant for homecoming
    • 5th place in children's carnival for homecoming

2017 Activities

  • Dynamic Duos Date Party
  • Bowling Alley Sisterhood Event 
  • Final Rose Formal Date Party 
  • Mom's Weekend
  • Sigma Kappatizers - Spring Philanthropy Event
  • Dinner swap with Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Bid Night - Sig Kaps are Out of this World
  • Mudbowl - Fall philanthropy
  • Dad's Weekend
  • Hazing Prevention week 
  • Walk to End Alzheimers 
  • Shotgun Wedding with Farmhouse
  • Homecoming 
  • Siblings Weekend
  • Dads Weekend  

2016

  • Easter Egg hunt social with Pi Kappa Phi 
  • Relay for Life (not a Sigma Kappa event, but we did have around 30-40 women participate)
  • Formal date party "A Night at Tiffany's"
  • Dinner swap with Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Moms Weekend
  • Field day social with Delta Chi
  • Study Party with Kappa Delta 
  • Spring philanthropy - Sigma Kappatizers - new for 2016, raised $1800
  • All-officer retreat 
  • "Rock of Ages" themed date party
  • Valentines Day social with Gamma Phi Beta 
  • Mixer "Jungle Excursion" with Phi Gamma Delta 
  • Spring recruitment workshops 
  • Greek Week (we placed 3rd in penny wars!)
  • Sister-Hoop Sisterhood Retreat 
  • Senior round table and senior appreciation week
  • Sisterhood event (bachelor watch party)
  • Initiation & I-Week
  • KSU open house  
  • Attending Convention 2016 in Chicago
  • Attended RLC in Dallas in Jan - all exec officers and advisor
  • Mudbowl philanthropy scheduled for Sept. 10th
  • GPA went up this semester (still finalizing, technically)
  • Continuing to do tons of community service hours
  • Received a 1 Start Standards of Excellence for 2014
  • 100% reporting in 2015

2015

  • Ice skating social with new sorority Alpha Gamma Delta
  • New member retreat and Sisterhood retreat
  • Initiated 58 new members
  • Largest membership in chapter's history
  • Mudbowl - 75 teams, raised over $6800Homecoming -placed 4th in Float, Pant the Chant (cheer/stomp competition), and WRL (dance competition).It's the first time we have placed in 3 different events.
  • Several date parties
  • Dad's weekend
  • Alumnae tailgate
  • Participated in and raised over $15,000 for the Walk to End Alzheimer's
  • Decorated 50 flower pots for local retirement homes and delivered to residents
  • Wrote letters to K-State faculty thanking teachers for all the work they do and gave out chocolate dipped spoons for coffee
  • Glow run last spring - 175 participants and raised over $4000
  • RespSKT week - hazing prevention and awareness activities like handing out suckers with logos, interactive booths, etc.
  • Read at local elementary schools - story time and talked with kids
  • Booth at the house before a football game to give out free tattoos and hot cocoa
  • Valentine cards to PHC and IFC chapters, Flower bouquets for Panhellenic council to thank them for their service
  • Welcome back flowers sent to PHC chapters
  • Dinner swaps with Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Sigma Phi and Phi Delta Theta
  • Mixer with Alpha Kappa Lambda and Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Flag swaps with neighbor fraternity Phi Delta Theta
  • Mom's, Dad's and Siblings weekends full of events
  • Created a Full House video that went viral for fun during recruitment
  • Miss K-State participant Molly Gardner won crowd favorite
  • Week of giving - service projects throughout the week to support our philanthropies
  • Sisterhood valentine's - wrote notes about what they love about the chapter or a member to hang throughout the house
  • Membership development programming - I've got your back (differences, insecurities), No bodies perfect (body image), Spread the love (letters asking for ALZ walk donations), Etiquette, Date/acquaintance rape, personal values, Internships, Powercat financial counselor finance talk, personal safety, study abroad
  • Purple Circle Award: Achieved between 85%-95% of the criterion for excellence in membership, academics, and sisterhood, assessed by the Kansas State University Greek Affairs Office, chapter award.
  • Ranked 3rd in philanthropy and #1 for community service hours (with 3407 hours, next highest was 1000 less)
  • 4th in Homecoming events that include Float, Pant the Chant (cheer competition), and WRL (dance competition), award criterion determined by Kansas State University Homecoming Committee, chapter award.
  • 1st Place in Beta Sigma Psi's Bubble Soccer Tournament for Habitat for Humanity, received trophy, chapter award.
  • 1st Place in Tau Kappa Epsilon's Flag Football Tournament for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, received trophy, chapter award.
  • 1st place in PHIve Days of Christmas, a week long competition in support of Phi Delta Theta's philanthropy (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - ALS), included a toy drive, a gingerbread house decorating competition, and a lip sync competition, we received points for most money raised and most member participation, chapter award.
  • Raised $11,504 in total for the SK Foundation
  • Donated over $7600 and 2800 hours to other greek/campus philanthropy and service events
  • 49 women hold leadership positions in campus organizations