Kappa Sigma is focused upon the Four Pillars of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. As a values-based men’s fraternity, Kappa Sigma strictly forbids hazing and fosters meaningful college experiences by offering progressive membership development and pledge education.
The Four Pillars
At the heart of Kappa Sigma lie the Fraternity's Four Pillars, which guide our ambitions and underpin our successes. Striving for excellence produces Brothers who are involved in all aspects of campus life; who excel academically as students and professionally upon graduation; who strive to develop lifelong bonds with those around them; who support their peers; and who serve their colleges and communities.
The Four Pillars of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity are as follow: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service.
FACTS AND FIGURES
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity was founded December 10, 1869 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Kappa Sigma is one of the five largest fraternities with over 255,000 initiates of which over 200,000 are living, and currently has over 20,000 undergraduate members.
Chapters and Colonies are advised by a team of Alumnus Advisors who provide local, hands-on, guidance to the undergraduate members in all areas of Chapter operations. Kappa Sigma currently has more than 1,300 volunteer alumni providing service to our undergraduate members.
Colonies are visited by one of our Area Recruitment Managers at least once each semester to help members focus on developing outstanding recruitment techniques. This innovative program has set the pace for our dynamic Colony growth.
The Fraternity's quarterly magazine is The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma. Each member of Kappa Sigma receives a lifetime subscription. The current circulation is over 129,000.
Kappa Sigma has 43 active Alumni Chapters throughout North America. Each Alumni Chapter continues the Kappa Sigma tradition of Brotherhood.
Kappa Sigma has a strong international policy against hazing in order to foster a meaningful and safe Fraternity experience. In the summer of 2003, the undergraduates adopted a Code of Conduct which applies to all levels of membership and a zero tolerance on hazing.
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity employs a staff of 19 people at International Headquarters to assist Chapters in financial management, chapter operations, public relations, recruitment, and alumni development
The Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund awards Scholarship-Leadership Awards each year to qualified undergraduate members who excel in the classroom, on campus, in the community, and within the Fraternity. These brothers represent the best and brightest of Kappa Sigma. Since 1948, the Endowment Fund has awarded nearly $5 million to thousands of deserving brothers.
The Fraternity should complement and enhance the educational mission of the host institution.
The Fraternity is committed to fostering a close cooperative partnership with all colleges and universities where its chapters exist. The Fraternity should promote academic achievement and assist each member to achieve his academic potential. By helping members adjust to the college environment, we can help them pursue their degree goals. Co-curricular activities can be as valuable as the classroom experience; hence, the Fraternity should promote involvement in all aspects of campus life.
The Fraternity should encourage service to others.
Members, individually and collectively, should work toward the betterment of their campus and community… and in so doing contribute to the betterment of themselves.
The Fraternity should actively contribute to the personal growth and development of its members.
We teach young men social skills that will benefit them throughout their lifetime. The multitude of leadership opportunities available through the Fraternity prepares members for success in their chosen careers. Chapters should organize well-rounded programs and strive for excellence and quality in all undertakings.
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