Kappa Sigma is the largest college social fraternity with 320+ chapters and colonies in the United States and Canada, and 21,000+ undergraduate members. The fraternity’s spiritual founding took place in Bologna, Italy in the year 1400 when a group of students banded together for mutual protection against a corrupt governor of the city and his bands of robbers. Since its founding in 1400, it expanded across Europe until one of the original founders of American Kappa Sigma discovered, and introduced, the Kappa Sigma Fraternity in North America. Kappa Sigma was founded at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia on December 10, 1869. The Mu-Tau chapter at Austin Peay State University was initially founded on October 19, 1985, but has since left and returned in 2017. The group hopes to be chartered soon.
Kappa Sigma is focused on its four pillars, which are Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. With an emphasis on these four pillars, and appropriate programming, we strive to allow our undergraduate members to reach their fullest potential and achieve their expressed wish, which is to become a better man. 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. Kappa Sigma also boasts the oldest endowment fund in the fraternal world and has provided undergraduate members with $4.7 million+ in scholarships since its inception in 1919.
Nickname: Kappa Sig
Colors: Scarlet, White, Emerald Green
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Colony Designation: Mu-Tau
Founded Nationally: December 10, 1869 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA
Founded Locally: October 19, 1985
Philanthropy: Military Heroes Campaign
Kappa Sigma President: Charles "Cal" Livingston