Letter from the Chapter
Welcome to Sigma Kappa at the University of Washington!
My name is Lillie, and I’m our chapter president. I come from a small family, and having a houseful of sisters is something I’d never experienced or thought I would experience, before college. When making the decision to join a sorority, I loved the idea that each one had different values and goals. The values that Sigma Kappa holds -- loyalty, friendship, service and personal growth stood out to me, and I remember thinking this was a place I could be happy. In reality, I found so much more.
Through our involvement with the Alzheimer’s Association, I’ve been able to give back to a cause that has personally affected my family, and those of many in our community. Getting to rally around a cause like this, and the others we support, such as Inherit the Earth, Maine Seacoast Mission, gerontology and the Sigma Kappa Foundation, has been an incredible opportunity. It has urged me to rethink the importance of giving back to the community in which I live, and has led me to place emphasis on service in my personal life. Moreover, it has given me a chance to bond with not only the members in my own chapter, but those in Sigma Kappa chapters across the country.
At Sigma Kappa, I’ve found nurturing friendships, emotional and academic support, and a chance to grow as an individual. Most importantly, however, I have gained the privilege of being surrounded by some of the most intelligent, ambitious, selfless, and hardworking people I have ever met. This year I was granted the opportunity to serve and lead them as President, and that is an experience I would not trade for the world. The amount of personal growth I have experienced here is immense, and I can truly say I will come out of Sigma Kappa a far stronger, more empathetic person, armed with the tools to reach my goals.
Throughout my past three years in Sigma Kappa, I’ve come to learn that loyalty, service, friendship and personal growth are not just values, they are promises -- and every Sigma Kappa member embodies them. “Home” is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but it means a place one can grow, thrive, love, and be supported. Sigma Kappa is that and so much more.
Love In Sigma Kappa,
Lillie Dale, President