Sigma Kappa

Chapter History

Chapter History


Kappa Beta- Grand Valley State University

The Kappa Beta chapter was founded on Grand Valley State University's campus January 27, 1996.  Formerly known as Kappa Phi, a local sorority founded at Grand Valley on October 22, 1993, later affiliated with Sigma Kappa on September 1, 1995.  Kappa Beta just celebrated its 26th year as a chapter at Grand Valley.


Fun Facts about Sigma Kappa:

~Our colors are Lavender and Maroon which were officially adopted in June of 1891.

~Our flower is the Violet, which was officially adopted in June of 1892.

~The Sigma Kappa Coat-of-Arms was adopted in 1911, which reflects the symbols of the sorority.

~The dove was accepted as an official symbol of Sigma Kappa in 1984 and the heart was adopted in 1988.  

~We have more than 120 collegiate chapters in 36 states, more than 120 Alumnae Chapters in 40 states, and more than 165,000 members worldwide!

~Our Jewel is the Pearl.

~Our Open Motto is One Heart, One Way!