Sigma Kappa

Sigma Kappa tradition teaches us to be nobler women, to lead ourselves to personal excellence and to lead others there as well. Our Zeta Mu women are involved in a variety of clubs and philanthropic organizations while excelling academically in diverse majors. Most of our women balance these academics with jobs, internships, and volunteer work. However, if we ever feel overwhelmed, we always know we can look to our sisters for support and encouragement!

Sigma Kappas also know when it’s time to put down the books and take some time for fun and relaxation! On the weekends you can most likely find our sisters on the beach, participating in a philanthropy event, or spending a night out on the town. Throughout the school year, Sigma Kappa puts on a variety of sisterhood events, philanthropy events, and formal social events to give back to our community and strengthen bonds within our chapter and the greater UCSD Greek Life.

Because our sisters believe in our core values of friendship, service, loyalty, and personal growth, Sigma Kappa positively impacts each sister, UCSD Greek Life, our campus, and our community. We live “one heart, one way” at Sigma Kay.


Though many of us associate the benefits of sorority membership with the college years, Sigma Kappa is a lifelong influence on its members. Besides offering support, encouragement, and an atmosphere that promotes success and well-being, Sigma Kappa creates opportunities for women to become part of a worldwide sisterhood of successful, caring women. Because growth and friendship are important to women throughout their lives, the Sigma Kappa experience doesn’t end with graduation. Our bond continues to bring us together over the years, to share experiences, serve others, and have fun! With Sigma Kappa, college is the beginning of a sisterhood that lasts a lifetime.

The Zeta Mu Chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority is the oldest sorority chapter at the University of California, San Diego. We were colonized on June 3, 1978. For thirty-eight years, our award-winning chapter has had a strong presence on campus and in the community.

Sigma Kappa is one of our country’s most vital women’s organizations, with 113 active college chapters in 36 states and the District of Columbia. More than 130 alumnae chapters keep members in touch with each other and involved in Sorority activities long after graduation.

Chapter Facts:


Maroon & Lavender
Wild Purple Violet
Dove and Heart
Founding Date:
November 9, 1874
Open Motto:
“One Heart, One Way”
National philanthropy: Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inherit the Earth, Gerontology, Marine Sea Coast Mission, and Alzheimer’s Research

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Chapter President:
Kelly Gonzales