Letter from the Chapter
Dear Potential New Members,
My name is Allison Buckley and I am the Vice President of Membership for Sigma Kappa here at Northwest Missouri State. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and I couldn’t be more ecstatic that you are considering joining Greek life. All five sororities in our PanHellenic community on campus, are wonderful, and unique in their own ways. Let me tell you a little bit about what Sigma Kappa values, and what our sisterhood means to us. Our four values within Sigma Kappa are Loyalty, Personal Growth, Service, and Sisterhood. Loyalty can mean different things to different people, but it’s more so defined through tender acts of being there for a sister in a time of need, or maybe supporting someone while having their best interests at heart. In Sigma Kappa we are loyal to each other and to our values. We hope to share that with you during recruitment and in your time here at Northwest.
Personal growth has a profound effect on every single aspect of our lives. As we grow on a personal level, we begin to feel more passionate about life in general. We strive to motivate our members to be the best possible version of themselves. We encourage members to get involved on campus, take leadership positions, and work hard on their studies. We do this by supporting our members each and every day with kind and uplifting words. I have enjoyed seeing our members grow in our chapter over the few years and it’s heartening to know that we will continue to help individuals grow for years to come.
Service is a monumental aspect of our sorority. Sigma Kappa’s across the nation come together to support our philanthropies to the best of their ability. Each year we participate in numerous philanthropic events including Sig Kap and Cheese and the Alzheimer’s walk. Supporting Alzheimer’s research is something that we hold near and dear to our hearts. Along with that, weekly we have opportunities to commit to service here within our community, whether that be playing games at the nursing home, cleaning up the highway or going the humane society. Through service, we are able to find pride within each other as we impact something bigger than ourselves.
Last but not least, Sisterhood. To be a part of sisterhood is an unspoken rule that we are looking out for each other. To us, sisterhood means that we have a support system not only within our chapter but within the Panhellenic community. No matter what we are feeling we always have a sister to turn to. Having a sisterhood means that we can relate to one another and provide a safe space if needed. Sisterhood is personally my favorite part about Sigma Kappa at Northwest. Our chapter has been through some very difficult times together and our strong sisterhood is what helped up make it through.
As I look at all of our members I see so many different individuals with a variety of interests and personalities. These unique women continue to amaze and inspire me every single day. I love and appreciate all my time making memories with them. I hope you enjoy your time here at Northwest and I can't wait to see all the lovely new faces at recruitment in the fall.