Our chapter continues to keep philanthropy a top priority to our chapter. Sigma Kappa is extremely dedicated to its four philanthropies: Alzheimer's research, Gerontology, the Maine Sea Coast mission, and Inherit the Earth. In the spring, we host a philanthropy event called Greek Love Duets, in which a girl and guy from each sorority and fraternity pair up to sing a duet together. Similarly, in the fall we celebrate our UltraViolet Week with Dove Bowl, a flag football tournament for fraternities, as well as Dance for a Chance in which fraternity and sorority members pair up to perform a dance together.
In addition, Sigma Kappa volunteers at Rockland Nursing Home, in the greater Wilmington area. We are really dedicated to our schools dance-marathon for pediatric cancer called "UDance"; we have an "adopted sister" through UDance who we not only visit in the hospital during her treatments, but also have a genuine close bond with her and love spending time with such an inspiring young woman going through such a tough battle. We were honored by the B+ Foundation with the "Heart of a Campion" award for our dedication and commitment to our Hero! Our goal for the 2016 UDance Marathon is to raise $80,000 to help the fight against childhood cancer!!
Our chapter does not only hold one event or one week for our philanthropy, we are constantly active throughout the year in raising awareness and funds for our causes. With monthly visits to Rockland Nursing Home, a continuous partnership with local service groups, Greek Love Duets in the Spring, Ultra Violet Week in the Fall, and our UD community's favorite - the Sigma Kappa Week of Giving. During this week we extend favors to everyone in our school community to help make their finals week a little easier and thank them for their support. This year, we gave out duck donuts in the morning outside of Morris Library, had the UD Community write thank you letters to those who have served for our country on Veteran's Day, held a food drive, and handed out bananas with motivational quotes (our president clad in a banana suit to top it off)!!