Sigma Kappa

Membership Requirements and Financial Information

Membership Requirements and Financial Information

Welcome to Sigma Kappa at Rutgers!

Listed below are some frequently asked questions about recruitment and membership of Zeta Phi.

We can’t wait to meet you!

For any additional questions about Sigma Kappa or recruitment in general, please feel free to contact our Vice President of Memberships at sk.vpm.zetaphi@gmail.com. 

Membership Expectations and Requirements--

Sigma Kappa values individuality and diversity in her membership. In our membership selection practices, we recognize the importance of each individual member within an atmosphere of care, respect, and tolerance. Individuals who consistently live and identify as women may be considered for membership.

Each collegiate chapter sets minimum scholastic standards for Initiation, to remain in good standing, and for officer and big sister eligibility. The standard of performance set by the Sigma Kappa National Policy Handbook is the maintenance of an average chapter GPA of 3.0, or above the all-women’s average on that campus. Individual members must earn a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to be considered for membership and to remain in good standing, although each chapter has the ability to raise this minimum standard. If a member falls below this minimum, she is provided an Academic Assistance Plan with guidance from a member of the scholarship committee. It is expected that members will be active, engaged, and of good character, consistently holding themselves and their sisters to the high standards in which our values subscribe. They are also expected to promote and maintain our core values and to be a well rounded member of the Greek community. Active members must meet 80% attendance requirements for chapter events, complete 10 or more community service hours a semester, and be in good financial standing.

 

Inclusive Membership Dues-- Our membership dues are all inclusive. This means that we do not assess members throughout the semester for things like t-shirts, formal tickets, etc. 

The breakdown of our dues and fees are as follows:

FALL 2020 (VIRTUAL)

New Member Dues (Members joining Fall 2020):

New Member Fee (one time fee): $100

Initiation Fee (one time fee): $185

Badge Fee (one time fee): $59

Housing and Furnishing Fee: $75

Panhellenic Dues: $7

Member Dues: $140

Total: $566

Initiated Member Dues:

Membership Dues: $140

Panhellenic Dues: $7

National Collegiate Dues: $105

Total: $252

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SPRING 2021 (IN PERSON):

New Member Dues (Spring 2021):

New Member Fee (one time fee): $100

Initiation Fee (one time fee): $185

Badge Fee (one time fee): $59

Housing and Furnishing Fee: $75

Panhellenic Dues: $16

Member Dues: $570

Total: $1005

Initiated Member Dues (Member joining Spring 2021):

Semester Dues: $551

Panhellenic Dues: $16

National Collegiate Dues: $100

Total: $667

Initiated Member Dues (Spring 2021):

Semester Dues: $570

Technology Fee: $32

Insurance Fee: $37

Panhellenic Dues: $16

Total: $655

National Alcohol Policy & National Hazing Policy

Sigma Kappa has a number of policies designed to reduce the potential for harm to our members and to address situations where issues have occurred. Sigma Kappa acknowledges that our members have many opportunities for social development during their collegiate experience and that some of those experiences could be considered risky for the members or others. Sigma Kappa expects that all members will follow Sigma Kappa policy, college/university policy, and all local, state and federal laws. The Sorority expects her members will make informed, reasonable, and responsible choices regarding their personal safety. Our policies include detailed information about risk incidents, hazing, social events, transportation, and practices for self-governance.

Again, please feel free to reach out to either of our Recruitment Chairs, Meghan Illsley and Clare Newell, with any questions or concerns. They can be contacted via email at sk.vpm.zetaphi@gmail.com.