Chapter History

The purpose of Sigma Kappa is to provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual, and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our communities. Here at JMU, this is exactly what we intend to do. Being one of the only sororities to have more than one philanthropy, we strive to make a change whether its for Alzheimer's Disease, Inherit the Earth, Gerontology, Maine Sea Coast Mission, or the Sigma Kappa Foundation. In fact, one of our biggest accomplishments that makes JMU Sigma Kappa so special is how much we raised for our Walk to End Alzheimer's this year. Each year, we have managed to beat goals from the past and in 2018 we became the leading chapter in the nation raising over 65,000 dollars.

Today, our chapter, Delta Rho at James Madison University has approximately 270 members. We strive to raise awareness to our philanthropies and make a change. Some other fun events we do include our UV bowling event raising money for the Sigma Kappa Foundation. All sororities and fraternities at JMU are welcome to join and t-shirts are provided! We also do a flag football tournament in November called Turkey Bowl where any clubs or greek organizations can sign up and this also goes towards the foundation!

We contribute to Inherit the Earth by providing students on campus with seeds to plant and facts and statistics on the environment. We tend to do this around Earth Day so it is emphasized even more. For Gerontology, girls in our sorority can sign up to volunteer at a local Harrisonburg nursing home where we keep the residents' company and play games like Bingo with them. There is also a week in the year where we keep a box in the Sigma Kappa basement for people to come by and donate old toys or games to contribute to the Maine Seacoast Mission.