Sigma Kappa

Parent FAQ

Parent FAQ

What is a sorority?

A sorority is an organization that bonds women by values and provides them with lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual, and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our communities.

How will my child benefit from joining a sorority?

By joining a sorority your child will get the opportunity to grow as a person. Joining a sorority will provide your child with a plethora of leadership and service opportunities to help shape them as a person.

Will joining a sorority affect my student's academics?

Most sororities hold mandatory study hour sessions and have GPA requirements. The Epsilon Beta chapter of Sigma Kappa requires a minimum GPA to join the chapter and to continue to stay active in it. Being in a sorority also means your child will constantly have sisters around to help her and encourage her to do her best academically and otherwise. 

What are the social aspects of sorority membership?

Sorority members have many opportunities to get involved and meet new people on campus. We attend other sororities’ and fraternities’ philanthropic events, participate in Greek Week and Homecoming Week, and attend all Panhellenic events. We also support the Student Activities Council by attending their events such as movie and game nights. 

Throughout the year, we also host an abundance of philanthropy events, have sisterhood retreats, mixers, formals, and semi-formals. 

How will becoming a member benefit my child after college?

After college your child will have gained experiences, memories, lifelong friendship, and connections that will stay with her for the rest of her life. Your child will also have the option to join the alumni chapter to continue staying involved.

What is the chapter's policy on hazing?

We have a no hazing policy. Hazing is absolutely not tolerated the University of New Orleans. If a chapter is violating this policy and found responsible, they will be subjected to disciplinary action. If your child feels they are being hazed or witnesses someone else being hazed, it is important they report it as we want everyone on campus to feel respected and comfortable.

What is my role as a parent?

- Be supportive of your student! Starting college and getting involved can be scary so make sure to be there for her throughout the process.

- Be sure your student knows the financial obligations, so she can get the most out of Greek Life. During recruitment, your student will learn about the financial obligations. 

- Encourage her to participate in events and to take advantage of the many resources Greek life has to offer. 

- Be involved! Throughout the year we host several Family Day events so you can feel apart of your child’s college experience!