Letter from the Chapter
My name is Allegra Schikler, and it is my privilege to say that I am the president of the Alpha Theta chapter of Sigma Kappa here at the University of Louisville. I can speak for us all when I say that we are thrilled to have you at the University of Louisville. The Panhellenic community at U of L is truly something special, and something we are proud to be a part of. Greek life as a whole is supportive, uplifting, and an incredible enhancement to a college experience.
Our Alpha Theta chapter was founded at the University of Louisville in 1922—making us the first sorority on campus! Sigma Kappa was originally founded at Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1874. Our five founders were the only women at their college, and banded together in a sisterhood that has grown and flourished since. Their motivation for unifying together in Sigma Kappa is the same as ours—dedication to supporting social, intellectual, and spiritual development among one another. My experience in this sisterhood has been nothing short of that.
In addition to the unconditional love, joy, and support I receive from these women, they push me to be a better human being. With focus on our four values—loyalty, friendship, service, and personal growth—I have seen myself and my peers develop into incredible civic servants and brave young women that welcome challenges as opportunities for growth. We make it a point to live these values each and every day. In addition to participating in our national philanthropy, each member completes countless hours of community service.
The connections made in Sigma Kappa are invaluable, both on a local and national level. For every success in my college experience, I can point you to a Sigma Kappa that helped me get there. Attending our biannual Convention and Regional Leadership Conferences has connected me with strong, intelligent, all around inspirational women. The women in Sigma Kappa have shown me the kind of woman I aspire to be, and support me every step of the way in getting there.
Reflecting on the joy and personal growth Sigma Kappa has given me, there is no limit to what I can say for this organization and the women that surround me. I would not be half of the student, leader, or friend that I am today without this chapter. In Sigma Kappa, you’ll find your biggest fans—women to celebrate your successes and support you through the failures. While my words cannot possibly do it justice, I am so excited to be able to share a bit of this sisterhood with you in welcoming you to our campus. On behalf of us all, we wish you the best of luck at U of L! Go Cards!
Sigma’s Love and Mine,
Alpha Theta President 2018