Sigma Kappa provides valuable leadership development opportunities to its members. As an organization Sigma Kappa encourages our members to be involved in at least one extracurricular activity during their collegiate experience. Because of this focus on involvement outside of Sigma Kappa, our sisters are able to engage with the campus and community in ways that are important to them.
Among the many events that our sisters participate in around campus, the Kappa Zeta Chapter also hosts its own events, which are listed below, that all of our sisters participate in.
September 22nd - Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is our biggest philanthropy event of the year! In the weeks leading up to the event, we fundraise to help further the care, support and research of the Alzheimer's Association. At the event, we come together with the surrounding community in Alamance County–consisting of Alzheimer's and dementia patients, caregivers, family, friends and supporters of the cause–for a two mile walk to both continue fundraising and unify the vision of a future world without Alzheimer's.
October 19th - Fall Formal
The Kappa Zeta chapter's annual Fall Formal will be on Friday, October 19th. Formal is an exciting time for our sisters to get dressed up and celebrate our membership and our sisterhood of Sigma Kappa.
October 24th - Fall Fest
Fall Fest is our sorority's biggest PR event. The event provides positive campus recognition and awareness to potential new members on campus through its food, music, graphics, contests, activities and more. Fall Fest is open to all and is a great way to network and create new relationships.
October 26th-28th - Men Who Matter Weekend
Men Who Matter Weekend is our chapter's way of celebrating and appreciating the men who mean the most to us, whether it be our fathers, grandfathers, brothers, or uncles. This three-day weekend is filled with activities and events for our sisters to spend times with their loved one(s) and to allow our Men Who Matter guests to mingle and create connections of their own.
November 2nd-4th - Kappa Zeta's 20th Anniversary
Our chapter is celebrating our 20th year here on Elon's campus this fall! All alumnae are invited to come celebrate at the Anniversary reunion on this weekend. There will be a Sigma Kappa Brunch on Saturday, November 3rd that will take place before Elon's homecoming tailgate and football game. This brunch will be a great opportunity for alumnae and current collegiate members to gather together, mingle, and appreciate the life of our chapter at Elon.
November 5th-9th - Week of Giving
The week before Founder's Day is a designated time for our sorority to give back and demonstrate our appreciation for Sigma Kappa and its founding. Our chapter hosts different events for each day as follows: Sisterhood Day, Panhellenic Day, Maine Sea Coast Mission Day, Alumnae/Advisor Day, and Abroad's Day. Each day highlights the specific focus of our gratitude for those 24 hours! The events encourage sisters to perform random acts of kindness, giving gifts to other sorority houses, donating to the Maine Sea Coast Mission, giving thanks to the alum and advisors who have helped us, and create care packages for our sisters studying abroad.
November 9th - Founder's Day
Founder's Day is one of the most meaningful days of every Sigma Kappa members' year. On this day 144 years ago, five young women received a letter from their college's faculty approving their petition for founding Sigma Kappa. Founder's Day is a day when we reflect on our sisterhood, appreciate the bonds and experiences Sigma Kappa offers us, and celebrate the success and "birthday" of our sorority!
November 30th - Kick in the Grass
Kick in the Grass is the Kappa Zeta chapter's annual soccer tournament. We host this event to promote and fundraise for our philanthropy: Alzheimer's research. All IFC and NPHC fraternities on campus are invited to send a team to play in the tournament with the assistance of a Sigma Kappa coach. The teams compete for the title of Kick in the Grass Champion, and all the proceeds raised through the event are donated to the Alzheimer's Association.
January 31st - February 3rd - Recruitment
Recruitment is a fun and exciting time for our chapter! We meet all of the potential new members and get ample time to interact and bond with the newest member class. Elon has a 4 day long recruitment weekend where panhellenic women work to talk about how great greek life is on campus.
March 3rd - Big Little Reveal
Big little reveal is a fun time for our sisters to come together and celebrate the new member class! Our older sisters welcome littles into their greek families to mentor and spend time with.
March 15th - Initiation
Our new member initiation will be held on Friday, March 15th. We are excited to welcome our newest members into the bonds of sisterhood. The whole chapter will gather to rally around our new member class and participate in this tradition.
March 16th - Scholarship Banquet
Our annual Scholarship Banquet is hosted on Saturday, March 16th after our new member's initiation. We come together as a chapter to acknowledge and honor the sisters in our chapter who have exceeded in their academic and professional lives. These sisters get mentioned and awarded for their achievements!
April 9th - Greek Week Dance
Elon's Greek Week Dance is a philanthropy event hosted by Elon's fraternities and sororities. Students have a chance to come out and show their pride for their organization while competing in a dance competition.
April 26th - 28th - Ladies We Love Weekend
Ladies We Love Weekend is our chapter's way of celebrating and appreciating the women who mean the most to us! Our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts make such an impact on our lives and we want to honor them. This three-day weekend is filled with activities and events for our sisters to spend times with their loved one(s) and to allow our Ladies We Love guests to mingle and create connections of their own.
May 3rd - Spring Formal
The Kappa Zeta chapter's annual Spring Formal will be on Friday, May 3rd. Formal is an exciting time for our sisters to get dressed up and celebrate our membership and our sisterhood of Sigma Kappa.