Our chapter throws Sigma Kappatizers every Winter term. The event has various appetizers, from mac and cheese to taquitos and even tater tots. Kappatizers also features a photo booth, house tours and games.
The event brings awareness to two of our five philanthropies: the Sigma Kappa Foundation and the Maine Seacoast Mission. The proceeds from the event go to the Sigma Kappa Foundation while donations for some of the most needed items for areas that freeze over in the Maine winter are also collected.
In 2018, we raised $5,300 for the Sigma Kappa Foundation. In 2019, we doubled our fundraising goal and raised $7,452. At our most recent Kappatizers event on February 19, 2020, we raised a total of $7,234!
If you would like to donate to the Sigma Kappa Foundation or learn more about it go to https://sigmakappa.org/foundation/
To learn more about the Maine Seacoast Mission or donate go to https://www.seacoastmission.org
Walk to End Alzheimer's:
Each Fall term, we participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's to show support for our main philanthropy. On top of participating in the walk, many of our chapter members also volunteered to help run stations at the event. This past Fall, we went to the Albany walk and raised over $9,000! Every year, we love participating and raising awareness and money for the Alzheimer's Disease. We were even able to see some Sigma Kappa sisters form Oregon State!
To help our chapter fundraise for our 2020 Walk, feel free to check out our page for more info:
Are You Smarter Than a College Student:
In Spring 2019, we decided to try out a new Philanthropy event: Are You Smarter Than a College Student. Roughly based different gameshow styles, teams of students competed against teams of professors in a Family Feud style competition. At the end, the Professors came up on top of the team of students. The gameshow features questions about Academic Knowledge, UO History, Pop Culture, and Sports. Audience members also have the chance to win prizes in mini-games.
Other Service Activities:
Each member of our chapter contributes 9 service hours in the community per term. We also participate in Sigma Kappa's Day of Service, a day in April dedicated to helping the community through various service activities on or around campus. In 2019, we made cards for first responders, a local hospital and a senior rehabilitation center as well as participating in community cleanups. Furthermore, our chapter participates in Week of Giving. Week of Giving is a week during Fall term dedicated to acknowledging those in our community for their help and service. This year during Week of Giving thank you gifts are given to teachers and cookies were baked by sorority members and delivered to police and firemen.
Our chapter is also proud to support other chapter philanthropies by attending, and participating, in food, dance, and activity philanthropic events in the Greek Community. This year, we have participated in Sigma Chi's annual Derby Days, Kappa Kappa Gamma's Kappa Dodgeball and Alpha Phi's Phear Factor to name a few.