Sigma Kappa

Chapter History

Chapter History

The Alpha Delta chapter of Sigma Kappa has been at the University of Tennessee since 1921, making us 101 years old! Our chapter is full of smart, free spirited and spunky young ladies. Our values are personal growth, friendship, loyalty, and service; all of which shine through in each of our members. Our chapter was awarded 2020 Panhellenic Chapter of the Year thanks to our amazing members and executive council. On top of that, we won the ACE Cup through All Campus Events and won many awards through our national headquarters. 

One of the things that makes Sigma Kappa so special is the diversity among our chapter. We have members from almost all 50 states, and several foreign countries. This creates a very welcoming atmosphere for all potential new members. We are also very grateful to have our own Sigma Kastle. Our chapter house located in sorority village houses 41 girls every year. Through 2020 was an extremely difficult year, we stuck together and supported one another through the ups and downs. 

In 2021, Alpha Delta turned 100 years old! Unfortunately we were unable to host our Gala until Spring of 2022. We had had over 100 Alumnae travel to Knoxville to celebrate 100 years of Alpha Delta and we even had the privilege of welcoming National Sigma Kappa President, Ann O' Connell Adams. She participated in our service project and spoke about Alpha Delta's history during the Gala ceremony.

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More Sigma Kappa Facts

Founded: 1874, at Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Open Motto: One Heart, One Way

Colors: Maroon and Lavender 

Flower: Violet 

Symbol: Dove and Heart 

Jewel: Pearl

Collegiate Chapters: more than 120 in 36 states

Alumnae Chapters: more than 100 in 40 states

Members: more than 177,000 women worldwide