Our Sigma Kappa founders left us with a lasting impression of the importance of philanthropy. Service is one of Sigma Kappa's founding values, and as such, members of Sigma Kappa support multiple philanthropic causes with several different events.
Inherent the Earth
As part of our chapter, Sigma Kappa promotes improving the environment. Our chapter has made efforts to participate in street clean ups in our area. Our sustainability chair has also implemented educational meetings so that within and outside our chapter we are helping and learning more about the environment!
Gerontology was adopted as a philanthropy to Sigma Kappa as a way for our members to be encouraged to visit and care for the elderly. In the past, our members have visited elderly homes over the years to participate in Bingo and other activities.
Maine Seacoast Mission
Sigma Kappa has partnered with the Maine Seacoast Mission in order to aid communities of coastal Maine. Members have donated food, supplies, and clothes to help those communities.
In the fall, Sigma Kappa hosts sororities, fraternities, and members of the UW Community for various snacks like miniature pizzas, waffle fries, mozzarella sticks, and chicken nuggets to raise money for our philanthropy! A huge hit since 2016, it's a time for our members to come together, eat great food, and dance around to great music!
The Walk to End Alzheimer's
Every fall our members participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Every Sigma Kappa across the nation hosts their community's 5k walk. This is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research. Beginning in 2017, the Mu chapter and the Alpha Gamma Chapter at Washington State University have been in fierce competition to raise more money than the other! This year, the Mu chapter raised an astonishing $30,429.00 for the Alzheimer's Association! We continue to reach new heights and push our limits to donate to an incredible cause that so many of us are passionate about. To donate to the Seattle Walk to End Alzheimer's, click here: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2018/WA-WashingtonState?pg=entry&fr_id=11605
Please watch a video filmed by Sigma Kappa Nationals at the Mu Chapter House about their work with the Alzheimer's Association and the change that Sigma Kappa is making in the fight to End Alzheimer's: