Letter from the Chapter
Dear Potential New Member,
We are so glad that you are interested in Going Greek. It is a process that will truly transform your years at Penn and provide you with lifelong friends. Penn is a big campus, and it can be overwhelming at times, but we have all found a home in Sigma Kappa that we hope you will discover, too.
The Kappa Iota Chapter of Sigma Kappa prides itself on its diversity and close-knit sisterhood. The sisters of Sigma Kappa are leaders on Penn’s campus in many activities, including Sparks Dance Company, Wharton Women, Varsity Track, West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, Kite and Key and the DP. Sigma Kappa brings a group of diverse and dedicated girls together to create an incredible on-campus family.
You can always find sisters hanging out at the house and watching Scandal, the Bachelor, or a football game. During the week, sisters organize spin classes at Pottruck, study sessions, trips to Center City and lineage dinners. Our other sisterhood events have included a cruise along the Delaware River, ice skating at Penn’s Landing, a trip to a Sixer’s Game, and a night out at Dave and Buster's. We especially look forward to date parties and formals throughout the semester.
Our sisterhood is also very dedicated to giving back to the community. Each year, Sigma Kappa hosts our Quizzo Tournament to raise money for our national philanthropy, Alzheimer’s Research. Recently, we helped donate $25,000 to Alzheimer’s Research occurring at Penn. We also host the Sigma Kappa Cookout in the spring semester to raise money for the Ultraviolet Campaign, our national fundraising effort. Throughout the year, we cook at Penn’s Transplant House and hold profit shares with restaurants on campus like Sweetgreen and Ben & Jerry's, where a portion of the proceeds goes to our charities. Participating in these service activities together brings us closer as a sisterhood.
Each Sigma Kappa pursues her own passions and talents, but together, we are each others’ cheerleaders, best friends and family. We hope that you will find that same sense of belonging as you begin the journey toward going Greek. The sisters of the Kappa Iota chapter of Sigma Kappa would like to wish you good luck with recruitment this year – we are very excited to meet you!