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The purpose of Sigma Kappa Sorority is to provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual, and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our communities. Our values are personal growth, friendship, service and loyalty; bound by a promise. As a Sigma Kappa you are bound by a promise to be the best person you can be; model service and leadership in your communities, especially within Sigma Kappa; demonstrate sisterhood and friendship throughout life; and remain loyal to Sigma Kappa and to live its values in all that you do.

Open Motto: One Heart, One Way.

Founded Nationally: November 9, 1874 Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Founded at Grand Valley: January 27, 1996 (Formerly Kappa Phi, a local sorority that was founded at Grand Valley State University on October 22, 1993. They later affiliated with Sigma Kappa on September 1, 1995)

Symbol: Heart and Dove

Jewel: Pearl

Colors: Maroon and lavender

Flower: Wild purple violet

Magazine: The Sigma Kappa Triangle

National Philanthropies: Gerontology, Alzheimer's Disease Research, The Maine Sea Coast Mission, Inherit the Earth

Recent Awards:

Grand Valley Greek Life Awards - Lighthouse Award (2011), Excellence in Philanthropy Award (2011), Coat of Arms Award (2010), Founder's Award, Outstanding New Member Award (Alexandra Gabrielli, Fall 2010 - 2010)

National Awards - Outstanding Public Relations Award (2012), Wava Chambers Brown Award (Consistent member development - 2012), Three Star Award (Highest level of chapter rating - 2012), Founders Award (Chapter of the Year - 2012), Silver Circle Giving Award (2010), Three Star Award (2011)

Honorable Mentions - Alice Hersey Wick Award for working with National officers in every way, Ruth Rydson Miller Award for Panhellenic Involvement

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Contact Information:

President: Maria Ciolino,

Recruitment Director: Lauren Supron,

Chapter Advisor: Maggie Kennedy,

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