UMASS Sigma Kappa

UMASS Sigma Kappa Welcome to the Sigma Kappa page for the Beta Eta chapter! Here you can find plenty of information on recruitment, our values, philanthropies and more!
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Sigma Kappa was founded in 1874 at Colby College in Maine. It is a national organization with chapters all over the country in many different institutions and universities.

🖤 #BlackLivesMatterImage text: Since the horrific murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 we have worked individually and...
07/02/2020

🖤 #BlackLivesMatter

Image text: Since the horrific murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 we have worked individually and collectively to educate, learn, reflect and act in support of BIPOC and against the hundreds of years of racism, oppression and injustice in the United States.

As a chapter, we have fundraised almost $1000 that we donated to the NAACP, the Breonna Taylor Fund the George Floyd Memorial Fund and the MA Bail Fund. But we are from finished.

We pledge to work proactively to be inclusive and supporting; educating our sisters and community on how to be anti-racist both on campus and in our individual relationships.

“Greek Life” is an organization that racism, sexism and bigotry has historically been inherently a part of. We recognize we have been part of the problem and we sincerely apologize for the pain and hate our community has caused. We need to change and this won’t change unless we do the work ourselves.

Our Diversity and Inclusion chair is working with our chapter to implement further programming, training and education to foster a more inclusive environment along with our zero tolerance policy in Sigma Kappa. Additionally, we will fight to rectify and heal by working with @umasspanhel on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

As Sigma Kappas, we have always and will continue to pledge to uplift others and provide a supportive and trusting environment, that celebrates all races and backgrounds.

This isn’t a moment, it’s a movement.

As we move forward, we are excited to take the next steps in helping to build an anti-racist community at UMass. In the upcoming weeks, we will be sharing the work of Black artists and businesses!

In the meantime, if you haven’t registered to vote, the link is in our bio. The change starts with us, and we don’t plan on letting it go. @ UMass Amherst

Sigma Kappa
06/01/2020

Sigma Kappa

Throughout the weekend, we have watched our members push Sigma Kappa to be better, and we want you to know we are listening and appreciate your perspective. Sigma Kappa as a national organization can no longer be quiet. This is our responsibility too. Leaning into our value of loyalty, we express our loyalty to our Black sisters and the Black community as a whole. We see you, we stand with you, and we will not be silent.

We would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge that within our 146 years of existence, our organization has not always been inclusive to people of color, different religions, sexual orientations and abilities. For this, we are deeply sorry. There is no excuse for those actions. We acknowledge the pain we have caused. Sigma Kappa is committed to working toward creating better resources for our members that address diversity, inclusivity, social justice, advocacy, and equality and has supported a diversity and inclusion task force since 2018 to promote this work. We are constantly trying to improve our organization and make it a safe, equitable, supportive space for women of color. We welcome suggestions furthering this mission of advocacy and inclusion at [email protected].

For now, we want to encourage our sisters to educate themselves and take action. We need to use our privilege to pull on the levers of power and change policies that enforce institutional racism. The resources listed below are not exhaustive. We encourage you to reach out to your local Black Lives Matter chapter and/or your local American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to learn more about what you can do in your community. You can also find additional organizations sorted by state here: http://www.racialequityresourceguide.org/organizations/organizations/sectionFilter/Racial%20Healing?fbclid=IwAR1fUwzvCy4jruOdBQgz_FWskrsa3-aSZSmF6VySsHOxLKAWEFVb8Q0iV6g

To educate yourself:
https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234
https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/kivel3.pdf

Take action:
https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis?source=coc_main_website
https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd
https://www.aclu-mn.org/en/call-for-justice-for-George-Floyd
https://www.naacp.org/campaigns/we-are-done-dying/

Reading suggestions:
https://www.elle.com/culture/books/g32687973/black-history-books-reading-list/
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/george-floyd-amy-cooper-antiracist-books-reading-resources?fbclid=IwAR0vURIIyEDHMEj53g9gE0T70ZB-XgokM7I7M9sB-lDSYzyfjIGjvQ0WyeA

For Sisters who are parents:
https://www.parenttoolkit.com/social-and-emotional-development/advice/social-awareness/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-race-and-racism
https://www.prettygooddesign.org/
https://ttppoliceviolence.businesscatalyst.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43473043-social-justice-kids

Mental health and self-care resources for Black women:
https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/health-wellness-fitness-brands-for-black-women-47483894?stream_view=1&fbclid=IwAR1js3TvbixCJunIM537UbrunkNonAcEo3WIQ5frrP2fW18weCKvKkckB6I%23photo-47485771
https://www.blackgirlsbreathing.com/
https://www.dearblackwomenproject.com/resources?fbclid=IwAR3Sz_dr9Avpct-xRXTFZ2IDgz2IUh22FevR8p-U11hOUWouqVBohtUrd-U

And finally, we want to hear from you. We want to share your stories, amplify your voice, educate fellow sisters and encourage change. Email us at [email protected].

We hope you will join us in taking tangible action. In the coming days, we will be spotlighting some of our collegiate chapter responses that provide hope for a better future.

Use your voice. Speak up. Educate yourself. Educate others. Protect each other. As collegiate women and members of Sigma...
06/01/2020

Use your voice. Speak up. Educate yourself. Educate others. Protect each other.
As collegiate women and members of Sigma Kappa Sorority we reject any form of hatred, racism, and bigotry. We encourage all of our sisters to speak out against racism and injustice. We offer unwavering support to the Black community, peers at UMass Amherst, and sisters everywhere. As we navigate through our time at UMass and beyond we vow to continue to educate ourselves, recognize privilege, and utilize every opportunity we have as an ally. - Beta Eta Chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority
Please text JUSTICE to 668366 to demand #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter

Welcome to our house ★  We’re so excited to show off 19 Allen and why it’s our home away from home 🖤
09/15/2019

Welcome to our house ★ We’re so excited to show off 19 Allen and why it’s our home away from home 🖤

Sisterhood Day has us feeling anything but blue 🦋💫✨ #Round2
09/14/2019

Sisterhood Day has us feeling anything but blue 🦋💫✨ #Round2

★SIGMA★ is much more than a 5 letter word, it represents our philanthropies and we’re loving sharing them during round 1...
09/14/2019

★SIGMA★ is much more than a 5 letter word, it represents our philanthropies and we’re loving sharing them during round 1 🖤

09/06/2019

Stop by the activities expo at Haigis Mall from 3-6! We’d love to meet you! ♥️ #GoGreek #SigmaKappaUmass

09/06/2019
Don’t miss out on the chance to celebrate 75 years! Get your tickets while you can 💜
02/10/2019

Don’t miss out on the chance to celebrate 75 years! Get your tickets while you can 💜

11.2% of all students experience sexual harassment or assault, and Sigma Kappa is taking a stand against it because #Its...
10/25/2018

11.2% of all students experience sexual harassment or assault, and Sigma Kappa is taking a stand against it because #ItsOnUs. We support each victim, and encourage you to visit itsonus.org to learn more about the cause. @itsonus

We were so excited to welcome home our Fall ‘18 new member class last night! We can’t wait to be by your side for this n...
09/18/2018

We were so excited to welcome home our Fall ‘18 new member class last night! We can’t wait to be by your side for this new adventure 💜

So proud of our alumna Dr. Cara Pina, 2001 initiate, and her work in biological research at Providence College that was ...
09/04/2018

So proud of our alumna Dr. Cara Pina, 2001 initiate, and her work in biological research at Providence College that was featured in the newest edition of the Sigma Kappa Triangle!

Smiling ‘cause we’re Sig Kaps 😋
06/21/2018

Smiling ‘cause we’re Sig Kaps 😋

#WhySKWednesday Rising senior and Fall ‘15 Danielle Andrews wants you to go Greek! 💜...“After my first few weeks at UMas...
06/20/2018

#WhySKWednesday Rising senior and Fall ‘15 Danielle Andrews wants you to go Greek! 💜
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“After my first few weeks at UMass, I was still looking for something more. I decided to go through recruitment with very little knowledge of what going Greek meant. Being a sister of Sigma Kappa gave me a home at UMass Amherst. The strong, intelligent and kind women in this organization have both supported me and challenged me these past few years. Sigma Kappa has greatly impacted my college career; giving me invaluable relationships and experiences that have taught me about myself, others and the world.”

Congratulations to our beautiful senior class on graduation! Your devotion and love for our chapter has left a lasting l...
05/27/2018

Congratulations to our beautiful senior class on graduation! Your devotion and love for our chapter has left a lasting legacy, we’ll miss you all so much! 💓

Help us with our fundraising goal in supporting Baystate Children's Hospital in Springfield, MA! On April 21st the siste...
03/08/2018

Help us with our fundraising goal in supporting Baystate Children's Hospital in Springfield, MA!

On April 21st the sisters of Sigma Kappa will be participating in the 12-hour UMass Amherst Dance Marathon. Sigma Kappa raised around $15,000 of the $133,000 raised during last year’s dance marathon. We hope to reach this year’s Dance Marathon goal of $200,000!

Please help us reach our personal fundraising goal of $10,000! Donate to the Sigma Kappa fundraising page with the link below! Baystate receives ZERO state funding, making our efforts extremely important! If you can, please consider donating, any amount is greatly appreciated.

https://events.dancemarathon.com/team/26531

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02/01/2018

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UMASS Sigma Kappa's cover photo
01/06/2018

UMASS Sigma Kappa's cover photo

Come to the Campus Center until 5pm for $1 Halloween treats! Proud to say that all proceeds go to hurricane relief and h...
10/30/2017

Come to the Campus Center until 5pm for $1 Halloween treats! Proud to say that all proceeds go to hurricane relief and homes for our troops

Photos from UMASS Sigma Kappa's post
07/05/2017

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UMASS Sigma Kappa's cover photo
06/13/2017

UMASS Sigma Kappa's cover photo

Our sister Waverley killin' it 👠📸
06/13/2017

Our sister Waverley killin' it 👠📸

See everyone tonight at the Newman Center Cafe for ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES 💜 $3 if you venmo in advance and $5 at the d...
03/07/2017

See everyone tonight at the Newman Center Cafe for ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES 💜 $3 if you venmo in advance and $5 at the door!

Celebrate National Pancake Day by stopping by the Newman Center Cafe from 6-9pm this Tuesday for all you can eat pancake...
03/02/2017

Celebrate National Pancake Day by stopping by the Newman Center Cafe from 6-9pm this Tuesday for all you can eat pancakes for just $5!

Come by 19 Allen THIS Sunday from 2-4 to meet our sisters and get a glimpse of what Greek life is all about!
03/01/2017

Come by 19 Allen THIS Sunday from 2-4 to meet our sisters and get a glimpse of what Greek life is all about!

Don't forget to stop by the Campus Center today and tomorrow to support a great cause!
02/13/2017

Don't forget to stop by the Campus Center today and tomorrow to support a great cause!

02/07/2017
UMass Amherst Panhellenic Council

UMass Amherst Panhellenic Council

Hello Everyone!! On Thursday and Friday UMass FTK will be selling carnations in the Campus Center for $2 each (and 25 cents extra for a customized love letter). All proceeds will go towards FTK! If you'd like to buy one, please text 860-778-4690 to order and skip the line! We will be doing a pick-up on Monday, Feb. 13th from 9-3pm in the Campus Center or you can elect to have them dropped off to a Greek house.
Have a great week!

~2016~2017~
02/02/2017

~2016~2017~

Already missing our girls abroad! Is it time to come home yet?!
02/01/2017

Already missing our girls abroad! Is it time to come home yet?!

Come say hello to us in the in the Student Union Ballroom from 4-7! We can't wait to see everyone!!
01/25/2017

Come say hello to us in the in the Student Union Ballroom from 4-7! We can't wait to see everyone!!

~2016~2017~
01/15/2017

~2016~2017~

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19 Allen St
Amherst, MA
01002

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Our Executive Board President: Molly Gasperi Executive Vice President: Kayla Brum Vice President of Programming: Ashlyn Jackson Vice President of New Member Education: Lauren Basque Vice President of Membership: Anna Grace Reilly Vice President of Scholarship: Nicole Boyson Vice President of Alumnae Relations: Megan Sweet Vice President of Philanthropic Services: Darcy Miller Vice President of Finance: Katie May Vice President of Communications: Riley Rainville Panhellenic Delegate: Carina DiBella Social Chair: Lexie Hawley House Manager: Amber Fields

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