Welcome to Lambda Kappa Sigma, Alpha Iota Chapter
Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS) is an international professional pharmacy fraternity open to undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists. The Core Values of LKS are: Sisterhood, Leadership, Service, Scholarship and, underlying all Core Values, Integrity.
LKS fosters personal growth through the support, encouragement and camaraderie among members, challenging each to be the best human being, pharmacist and sister they can be. Through active participation in campus activities and fraternity programs, LKS members cultivate valuable leadership skills and first-hand experience with group dynamics. With an emphasis on women's health issues, LKS educational programs enhance professional development in the field of pharmacy by giving members the understanding necessary to serve patients knowledgeably and with confidence.
Founded in 1913, LKS has more than 24,000 members, with 44 campus chapters and 36 alumni groups chartered internationally.
Lambda Kappa Sigma is a professional pharmacy fraternity open to pre-pharmacy and graduate pharmacy women. Our mission is to "provide lifelong opportunities for women in pharmacy for professional excellence and personal growth." We recruit at the beginning of every fall and spring semester. Keep your eyes out for information on these open recruitment events!
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Lambda Kappa Sigma meets every Monday of the semester. If there are no classes on a Monday due to holidays such as Martin Luther King Day, we generally meet the Tuesday following for an informal meeting. All meetings are mandatory for members unless expressly stated otherwise. There are also other mandatory events throughout the semester that are further explained during the associating process.
The dress code for our meetings is business attire.
The length of the meetings depend on the time in the semester and upcoming events but average length is 1 hour.
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Lambda Kappa Sigma provides lifelong opportunities for women in pharmacy through professional excellence and personal growth."
--Lambda Kappa Sigma Mission Statement
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To become a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma, a potential new member must be a Pre-Pharmacy or Pharmacy student. An average grade point of 2.5 is required for all potential new members. Upon attending an open recruitment event, the potential new member will fill out a Q and A and then have an interview. After that, they begin their orientation period with the help of their Big Sister and lamb pals, fellow new member candidates, and LKS sisters. Membership orientation lasts approximately 5 weeks, and upon completion, the New Member Candidate is initiated to Lambda Kappa Sigma and transitions to Collegiate member status. After becoming a collegiate member a GPA of 2.0 must be maintained to be a member in good standing.
Why should people join? What makes your group special? What will students gain by being a member?
Lambda Kappa Sigma provides opportunities to network with Professional and pre-pharmacy students as well as alumni who are upstanding leaders in the profession of pharmacy. We also provide varied community service opportunities in the Big Rapids community. Each year we host a speaker to discuss various women's health topics, which will be held in the new pharmacy facility in Grand Rapids this year.
Does your group have a fundraising, volunteer, or service initiative? Do you consistently work with a non profit organization?
Project HOPE is our official philanthropy. HOPE stands for Health Opportunities for People Everywhere. Since 1958, Project HOPE has worked to make health care available for people around the globe. They are committed to long-term sustainable health care. Their work includes educating health professionals and community health workers, strengthening health facilities, fighting diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS and diabetes and providing humanitarian assistance through donated medicines, medical supplies and volunteer medical help.
We raise money for Project HOPE by selling refreshments in the Pharmacy building daily and hosting an annual College of Pharmacy Chili Cook Off. Please contact Emma Korson at email@example.com if you are interested in participating in either of these events.