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 of Kappa Sigma
Want to get more from your college experience? Kappa Sigma makes it happen. Joining Kappa Sigma provides opportunities for fellowship, fun, and personal growth that you simply can’t get elsewhere. Over 280,000 men have joined and enjoyed the unmatched experiences, involvement, and lifelong brotherhood that Kappa Sigma offers. There is no secret…our goal is to build better men.
Take the lead. In Kappa Sigma, brothers learn to get involved in their communities and take the lead when something needs to be done. Countless brothers, including senators, governors and CEOs, have said Kappa Sigma gave them the leadership skills they needed to succeed.
You’re in college for an education. From its earliest beginnings in Renaissance Italy, Kappa Sigma has promoted scholarships among its members. Since its inception, over $4.5 million in scholarships have been awarded by the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund to brothers who excel in academics, campus involvement, and leadership. At the chapter level, brothers help you learn about the campus, provide advice on professors and classes, and help you study for those important assignments.
Helping others is part of being a Kappa Sigma. Brothers spend thousands of hours working in their communities and raise thousands of dollars for worthy causes each year. From organizing park clean-ups to serving as Big Brothers to organizing charity rock concerts, Kappa Sigmas work hard for their causes. College is fun, but only service gives you the great feeling of knowing you’ve helped someone and made a difference.
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Hazing
An excerpt from the Kappa Sigma Code of Conduct:
Hazing is contrary to the principles and teachings of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Hazing itself or conduct which represents hazing is against the law in all jurisdictions in which Kappa Sigma has chapters. Conduct which represents hazing shall under no circumstances be within the duties or obligations of a member of Kappa Sigma.
1. Hazing is any action, behavior or situation created by any Kappa Sigma chapter or by any member – pledge, active, or alumnus – as part of the operations of any chapter voluntarily or involuntarily involving any member(s) or potential member(s) to produce or result in mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule as a prerequisite to or as a requirement for membership or initiation in the Fraternity, or which is otherwise prohibited by federal, state, provincial, local or host institution policies, rules, regulations, statutes or ordinances.
2. Prohibited actions, behaviors and situations constituting Hazing include, without limitation, the following in any form or of any kind:
a. paddling or physical abuse in any form;
b. calisthenics or other exercises;
c. creation of fatigue including sleep deprivation;
d. physical or psychological shocks;
f. scavenger hunts;
g. personal servitude;
h. verbal abuse;
i. required uniforms or costumes;
j. degrading, humiliating or harassing games and activities;
l. “Hell Week” or any other pre-initiation or intensive or condensed programming prior to, following, or in connection with any Kappa Sigma ceremony;
m. the use of pledge requirements such as signatures or interviews as a means of harassment;
n. activities a prerequisite to or as a requirement for membership or initiation in the Fraternity which exposes any initiate(s) or pledge(s) to any type of physical danger regardless of degree;
o. activities involving the consumption of any alcoholic beverage or any other beverage;
p. activities which would disrupt public order or tend to bring the Fraternity into disrepute in the local community; and,
q. other activities not consistent with Kappa Sigma Fraternity principles, or otherwise not in accordance with federal, state, provincial or local laws, ordinances or the regulations or policies of the host college or university.