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The History of SKO

"I wanted a smaller sisterhood based on openness and diversity and I can truly say SKO gave me that and so much more." - Neva Taylor, Stephen F. Austin, Alumna

"I love SKO for everything it has given me: a home away from home, sisters for life, confidence, respect for all, unity through our differences, passion for others and community programs in need, as well as a nation wide community of Greeks who supports each other. Sigma love is not a strong enough statement to express my love!!!" - Michelle Greenawalt, Sam Houston State University, Iota Pledge Class 

"I love SKO because it is my home away from home. SKO has also helped me become a more well-rounded individual by learning how to manage my time, how to be involved on campus and with other organizations, and helping the community. Sigma Kappa Omega is the best thing to happen to me during my college years." - Loren Smith, Sam Houston State University, Theta Pledge Class 


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Sigma Kappa Omega began when Kara McIntyre and Katie McCormick decided that the national service sorority they were members of wasn’t the type of sisterhood they had been searching for. They began working on their idea for a local, social sorority in Fall of 2001 and eventually became the founders of Sigma Kappa Omega. On November 12, 2001, the sorority’s constitution became finalized and was approved by the Office of Student Affairs. This is the date Sigma Kappa Omega was founded on the Stephen F. Austin campus.

The sorority’s purpose is to unite its members in a bond of sincere friendship for the development of character and the promotion of social and intellectual culture. We strive for higher standards of achievement scholastically, socially and spiritually. The sorority makes a constructive contribution to the community by encouraging the rights and obligations of good citizens and the support of worthwhile civic, social, and philanthropic projects. 

The sorority has seen many changes and new faces since it was founded, but the members of Sigma Kappa Omega still strive to uphold the vision of its founders. Since the first rush in Spring 2002, Sigma Kappa Omega has continued to welcome new members that have proven sincerity to the sisterhood.

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Reasons to become a Sigma Sweetheart:

"I felt like I was treated like a person and not a number." - Christy Wilson, Alpha Chapter, Alumna

"I wanted to be part of a group that would like me for me, and just being able to get involved in something at SFA." - Rebecca Newman, Stephen F. Austin University, Rho Pledge Class 

"I wanted to join a sisterhood whose bond was noticeable and be surrounded with sisters who treat each other with love and respect." - Jessica Gomez, Sam Houston State University


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