sigma kappa

  • Sigma Kappa Spotlight

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    In 1873-74  five young women founded Sigma Kappa at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. 1871 was the first year that Colby College allowed women to attend equally. Mary Caffery Lowe attended for two years as the only female at the school -- what a trail blazer!!! Finally in 1873 four other women came to the school -- Elizabeth Gorham Hoag, Ida May Fuller Price, Francis Elliot Mann Hall and Louise Helen Coburn. During this time in history it was very difficult for women to gain admittance to a college and once they were they faced discrimination by college staff and male students. Naturally, the five women spent a lot of time together and decided they would like to start a literary and social society -- Sigma Kappa.  They were first required to submit a constitution and bylaws, which they did. On November 9th, 1874 the women received a letter stating their petition was approved and Sigma Kappa  became official! That date has been celebrated as Founder's day throughout Sigma Kappa's history.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    According to the official Sigma Kappa website the purpose and values of the sorority are as follows:

     

    Purpose Statement

    The purpose of Sigma Kappa Sorority is to provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual, and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our communities.

    Values

    Our values: personal growth, friendship, service and loyalty; bound by a promise.

     

     

    It is also very important to the members of Sigma Kappa to give back to the community, help fellow sisters and to national organizations as well. Their philanthropies include; Alzheimer's Research, Gerontology, Maine Sea Coast Mission and Inherit the Earth.

     

     

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma ~ Sorority Spotlight

     

     

    Kappa Kappa Gamma ~ ΚΚΓ

     

    Open Motto: N/A
    Mascot: Owl
    Symbol: Fleur-de-Lis, Key
    Jewel: Sapphire
    Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue
    Flower: Fleur-de-Lis

     

     

     

     

    On October 13th, 1870 Kappa Kappa Gamma women't fraternity was founded at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. It is said that in the late 1860's two friends Mary Louise Bennett and Hannah Jeannette Boyd were frustrated that there weren't any women's organizations similar to men's fraternities.  At a time when very few women were encouraged to seek higher education, the women who were at these colleges and universities needed the support and sisterhood that a women's organization could provide.  Soon after their initial discussion the recruited 4 other women; Mary Moore Stewart, Anna Elizabeth Willits, Martha Louisa Stevenson and Susan Burley Walker. As noted on the official Kappa Kappa Gamma website:

    "Kappa's six Founders were exceptional young women who believed they could take on the world and create something totally new. Taught to love learning and literature, these educated ladies not only originated the idea of Kappa Kappa Gamma but wrote its constitution, planned its motto and chose its badge and name."

    There are strict regulations regarding the Kappa Kappa Gamma badges, which since it's founding have been golden keys. Member are discouraged from loaning their badges to those who are not initiated members because they represent membership. As noted on the KKG website, it is strongly recommended that badges be returned to the main headquarters upon a member's death. This is to help ensure that only initiated members are in possession if these keys.

     

     

     

    Currently there are 138 chapter and over 240,000 collegiate members nationwide. They are all strong women who support each other through their endeavors and they also active members in their community through their philanthropy. In addition, these caring women have also partnered with RIF - Reading is Fundamental. They share their time, treasure and talent to help young people discover the joys of reading.

     

  • Kappa Delta ~ Sorority Spotlight Kappa Delta

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      Kappa Delta ~ ΚΔ

       

      Open Motto: "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest
      Mascot: Teddy Bear
      Symbol: Nautilus Shell, Katydid, Dagger|
      Jewel: Diamond, Emerald, Pearl 
      Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
      Flower: White Rose



      In the fall of 1897, four friends gathered together to found the sorority Kappa Delta. In Farmville, Virginia  - at the State  Female Normal School  (now Longwood University) -  Lenora Ashmore Blackiston, Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson, Sara Turner White and Mary Sommerville Sparks Hendrick came together to found Kappa Delta. Their objective, as stated on the official Kappa Delta website, was (and is):

      "The object of Kappa Delta Sorority is the formation and perpetuation of good fellowship, friendship and sisterly love among its members; the encouragement of literature and education; the promotion of social interest; and the furtherance of charitable and benevolent purposes."

       

      On October 23rd, 1897  Kappa Delta officially became a sorority. It is noted that Kappa Delta was the first sorority to be accepted to the National Panhellenic Conference as soon as they petitioned to join. Today there are 142 active chapters and 516 alumnae chapters and they are now headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. There are also more that 230,000 members throughout the world.

       

      Philanthropy is a huge part of Kappa Delta life. They work hard in their community and for each other. They also support four national charities; Prevent Child Abuse America, Girl Scouts of the USAOrthopaedic Research Awards, and Children's Hospital of Richmond, Virginia.

  • Last Minute Gift Ideas ~ Sorority Jewelry

    Sorority gift ideas...

     

    If you have a sorority girl on your Christmas list we have got some fantastic Christmas gift ideas for you. As you probably know, young women who belong to a sorority are fiercely loyal and dedicated to their organization. They are also very proud to wear their Greek letters and the mascots that represent their sorority. At Charming Chick we carry a large selection of  licensed Greek jewelry as well as many of the mascots that are used.

     

    Don't know what the letters or the mascot is for a particular sorority? No problem. We have complied a list for you and all you have to do is click on the name of the sorority you are looking for or the highlighted mascot for that sorority and you will be directed to the corresponding merchandise. This should give you some great gift ideas. We have also included a few other facts about each Greek organization so when you present the Christmas gift you can also dazzle her with your knowledge about her sorority. Just the fact that you care enough to take an interest in something that is so special and meaningful to her, will be a huge gift.

     

    • Alpha Chi Omega ~ ΑΧΩ

       

      Open Motto: “Together let us seek the heights.”
      Mascot: Butterfly
      Symbol:  Grecian Lyre
      Colors: Scarlet and Olive Green
      Flower: Red Carnation

       

      Alpha Delta Pi ~ ΑΔΠ

       

      Open Motto: “We Live For Each Other”
      Mascot: The Lion (nicknamed Alphie)
      Jewel: The Diamond
      Colors: Azure Blue and White
      Flower: Woodland Violet

       

       

       Alpha Gamma Delta ~ ΑΓΔ

       

      Open Motto: “Inspire the woman. Impact the world.”
      Mascot: Squirrel
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Red, buff and green
      Flower: Red and buff rose

       

       

       

       

      Alpha Epsilon Phi ~ AEΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Many hearts. One Purpose.”
      Mascot: Giraffe
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Green and White
      Flower: Lily of the Valley

       

       

       

      Alpha Kappa Alpha ~ ΑΚΑ

       

      Open Motto: “By Culture and By Merit.”
      Mascot: None
      Symbol: Ivy Leaf
      Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
      Flower: Tea Rose

       

       

       

       

      Alpha Omicron Pi ~ AOΠ

       

      Open Motto: “One motto, One Badge, One Bond and Singleness of Heart.”
      Mascot: Panda
      Jewel: Ruby
      Colors: Cardinal
      Flower: Jacqueminot Rose

       

       

       

      Alpha Phi ~ ΑΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Union hand in hand.”
      Mascot: Phi Bear
      Symbol: Ivy Leaf
      Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
      Flower: Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Not

       

       

       

      Alpha Phi Omega ~ ΑΦΩ

       

      Open Motto: “Be a Leader. Be a Friend. Be of Service.”
      Mascot: Golden Eagle
      Symbol: Sturdy Oak
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Royal Blue and Old Glory Gold
      Flower: Forget-me-not

       

       

       

      Alpha Sigma Alpha ~ AΣA

       

      Open Motto: “Aspire, Seek Attain.”
      Mascot: Dot the Lady Bug
      Symbol: Phoenix
      Jewel: Pearl, Ruby
      Colors: Crimson, Pearl White, Palm Green and Gold
      Flower: Narcissus and Aster

       

       

       

      Alpha Sigma Tau ~AΣΤ

       

      Open Motto: “Active, Self-reliant, Trustworthy.”
      Mascot: They encourage each local chapter to choose their own mascot.
      Symbol: Anchor
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Emerald Green and Gold
      Flower: Yellow Rose

       

       

       

      Alpha XI Delta ~ AΞΔ

       

      Open Motto: “The quill  is mightier than the sword.”
      Mascot: Betxi Bear
      Symbol: Quill
      Colors: Double Blue and Gold
      Flower: Pink Killarney Rose

       

       

       

      Chi Omega ~ ΧΩ

       

      Open Motto: "Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals."
      Mascot: Owl
      Jewel: Diamond, Pearl
      Colors: Cardinal and straw
      Flower: White Carnation

       

       

       

      Delta Delta Delta ~ ΔΔΔ

       

      Open Motto: "Let us steadfastly love one another."
      Mascot: Dolphin
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Silver, Gold, Cerulean Blue
      Flower: Pansy

       

       

       

      Delta Gamma ~ ΔΓ

       

      Open Motto: "Do Good."
      Mascot: Hannah Doll
      Symbol: Anchor
      Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue
      Flower: The Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose

       

       

       

      Delta Zeta ~ ΔΖ

       

      Open Motto: N/A
      Mascot: Turtle
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Rose Pink and Nile Green
      Flower: Pink Killarney Rose
      Badge: Roman Lamp

       

       

       

      Delta Phi Epsilon ~ ΔΦΕ

       

      Open Motto: "To be rather than to seem to be."
      Mascot: Unicorn
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold
      Flower: The lovely purple iris

       

       

       

       

      Delta Phi Lambda ~ ΔΦΛ 

       

      Open Motto: "Let Our Light Shine Forth."
      Mascot: Butterfly
      Jewel: Jade
      Colors: Navy blue and silver
      Flower: Blue Rose

       

       

       

      Gamma Phi Beta ~ ΓΦΒ

       

      Open Motto: "Founded Upon a Rock."
      Mascot: White Seal
      Symbol: Crescent
      Colors: Brown and Mode
      Flower: Pink Carnation

       

       

       

      Kappa Alpha Theta ~ ΚΑΘ

       

      Open Motto: "Faith, Hope, Love."
      Mascot: Kite
      Symbol: Key
      Colors: Black and Gold
      Flower: Black and Gold Pansy

       

       

       

      Kappa Delta ~ ΚΔ

       

      Open Motto: "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest
      Mascot: Teddy Bear
      Symbol: Nautilus Shell, Katydid, Dagger|
      Jewel: Diamond, Emerald, Pearl 
      Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
      Flower: White Rose

       

       

       

      Kappa Kappa Gamma ~ ΚΚΓ

       

      Open Motto: N/A
      Mascot: Owl
      Symbol: Fleur-de-Lis, Key
      Jewel: Sapphire
      Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue
      Flower: Fleur-de-Lis

       

       

       

      Kappa Phi Lambda  ~ ΚΦΛ

       

      Open Motto: "Sisterhood, Service and Social Diversity."
      Mascot: Phoenix
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Scarlet Red, White, Heather Grey
      Flower: Orchid

       

       

       

      Phi Mu ~ ΦΜ

       

      Open Motto: "The Faith Sisters."
      Mascot: The Lion "Sir Fidel"
      Symbol: Quatrefoil
      Colors: Rose and White
      Flower: Rose Colored Carnation

       

       

       

       

      Phi Sigma Sigma ~ ΦΣΣ

       

      Open Motto: "Aim High"
      Mascot: Sphinx
      Jewel: Sapphire
      Colors: King Blue and Gold
      Flower: American Beauty Rose

       

       

       

       

      Pi Beta Phi ~ ΠΒΦ

       

      Mascot: Angel
      Symbol: Arrow
      Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
      Flower: Wine Carnation

       

       

       

      Sigma Delta Tau ~ ΣΔΤ

       

      Open Motto: "One hope of many people."
      Mascot: Teddy Bear
      Jewel: Lapis Lazuli
      Colors: CafèAu Lait and Blue
      Flower: Golden Tea Rose

       

       

       

      Sigma Kappa ~ ΣΚ

       

      Open Motto: One Heart, One Way."
      Mascot: Dove, Heart
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Maroon and Lavender
      Flower: Wild Purple Violet 

       

       

       

      Sigma Sigma Sigma ~ ΣΣΣ

       

      Open Motto: "Faithful unto death."
      Mascot: Sailboat
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Royal Purple and White
      Flower: Purple Violet

       

       

       

      Theta Phi Alpha ~ ΘΦΑ

       

      Open Motto: "Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."
      Mascot: Penguin
      Symbol: Compass
      Jewel: Sapphire, Pearl
      Colors: Blue, Gold, Silver
      Flower: White Rose

       

       

       

      Zeta Tau Alpha ~ ΖΤΑ

       

      Open Motto: "Seek the noblest."
      Mascot: Crown, strawberry
      Colors: Turquoise, Steel Grey
      Flower: White Violet



      We hope this list has helped to give you some gift ideas for your sorority girl. We care about our customers and want to ensure their Christmas gifts arrive on time. Please take a look at our Christmas Delivery Guarantee for shipping deadlines and deals.

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