Sigma Kappa Chi Sorority Inc.
Message From Our President
Hello! My name is Lydia Kim (she/her) and I am the president of Sigma Kappa Chi Sorority Inc. for the 2022-2023 school year. As a cultural organization, our goal is to create a safe space for Asian-American women to find their identity in their respective cultures. Similar to many members of the Greek life community, joining a sorority was never on my college agenda. I was drawn to Sigmas because of their close knit bond. I knew immediately that this group of hard working women would be my support throughout college. Going into this position, I was aware of the commitment it required. This organization provided me with so much growth and confidence that I felt inclined to give back. Feel free to contact our recruitment chairs for more information!
Sigma Kappa Chi was founded in April of 1993 on the campus of UCSB. Our sorority was first arranged by our beloved founding mothers when they recognized the growing population of Asian-American women on our campus. They wanted to develop an organization that would fulfill the needs of the Asian-American women, provide sisterhood for the women at the UCSB campus, cultural awareness in the community, as well as pursuit of academic excellence. We are currently the only chapter of this sorority, but we are working on collaborating with our alumni to further expand our chapter. Our sorority colors are Forest Green and Burgundy, and our symbol is the Sun.
Our sorority has a pillar that represents philanthropy and giving back to the community. As an organization, sisters of Sigma Kappa Chi strive to positively impact the community, whether that be children in Isla Vista elementary school, picking up trash at the beach and around the blocks of Isla Vista, or fundraising for a specific cause. We are a nonprofit organization, meaning none of our proceeds go to an individual of our group.