“’Not four years but for life!’ was the quote that really resonated with me during recruitment. I knew that no matter where I ended up after Mines, I would always have a sisterhood to call home”
Christian Feagans, RMAC President, Mines Graduate 2015
After graduation, our members are encouraged to join an Alumnae chapter! With over 165,000 members worldwide and 106 alumnae chapters in 34 states, each graduate has the opportunity to connect with women wherever she goes in the coming years. Our members are able to continue their personal and professional development with Sigma Kappa through social and philanthropic activities with other alumnae members. The possibilities are endless, and Sigma Kappa involvement can and will look different over time based on life experiences. Look here to find a chapter in your area. Hyperlink: https://sigmakappa.org/about-us/chapter-map/ for “HERE”
Rocky Mountain Alumnae Chapter
The Rocky Mountain Alumnae Chapter (RMAC) is for women of Sigma Kappa who have graduated from their collegiate years and are located in the greater Denver area. RMAC is comprised of members not only from the Colorado School of Mines but from Sigma Kappa chapters across the country! Members range in age from new graduates to members who initiated in the 1950s. Each member bring a unique perspective, set of experiences, and bright personality to the chapter. RMAC hosts monthly socials, forms a team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, celebrates with local collegiate chapters and many more! RMAC welcomes all sisters of Sigma Kappa!
Alumnae Experiences with Zeta Pi
Each semester, the women of Sigma Kappa at Mines host an event with alumna. While the event may vary, the intent is the same: to connect the women of Sigma Kappa. Alumnae from any Sigma Kappa chapter are welcome! These events provide an opportunity to network, learn, and grow from each other’s experiences. Past events include: an Iron Chef competition, Alumnae Career Panels, celebrating Founders’ Day, and most recently a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Sigma Kappa chapter at Mines!
Alumnae are also able to serve as advisors and mentors to collegiate chapters. This provides the unique opportunity for Alumnae to give directly back to the organization through volunteer work while supporting their sisters! Alumnae help behind the scenes with recruitment, with scholarship, and in so many other ways!
Alumnae Initiate Information
Alumnae and collegiate chapters across the country are encouraged to invite women who have never joined a National Panhellenic Conference sorority to be a part of our Sigma Kappa sisterhood through the alumnae initiate program. These women are all around you and may have roles in your life such as university faculty or staff, friend from a business association or charity league, personal friend or co-worker. They may be your mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, or friends.
A prospective alumnae initiate should be invited to several non-ritual events with the alumnae and/or collegiate chapter. These events should teach her about our heritage, philanthropies, values and the national organization. Once a prospective alumna initiate expresses a desire to be a member of Sigma Kappa, she should complete an Alumna Initiate Application. This application requires two Sigma Kappa alumnae to recommend her for membership, and reference letters may be provided by the alumnae to support the recommendation.
It is important to start the paperwork at least one month prior to Initiation to allow the collegiate chapter time to conduct a vote and to ensure all the paperwork is process at national headquarters. If you would like to learn more about this process or qualifications for becoming an alumnae initiate, please contact Sarah Eller, director of alumnae services, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumnae and current collegiate members at Zeta Pi's 40th anniversary!
RMAC Wine Night - January 2020