Rush Kappa Sigma
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does Kappa Sigma haze their pledges?
No. Kappa Sigma is focused upon the Four Pillars of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. As a values-based men’s fraternity, we stringently forbid hazing and we foster meaningful college experiences by offering progressive membership development and pledge education. For more information on our fraternity policies please review below our Code of Conduct. If you have any questions, please contact our Grand Procurator, Craig Carassanesi, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do fraternity dues go towards?
Every Kappa Sigma contributes financially to the good works of the chapter by way of dues, payable each semester. Fraternity dues help cover national organization fees, insurance, rush materials, philanthropic endeavors, leadership conferences, brotherhood activities and towards funds directed to the stability of the fraternity. The fraternity aims to keep dues as low as possible and it should be noted that Kappa Sigma currently has the lowest fraternity dues on campus. For additional information on dues and chapter finances, please contact Grand Treasurer, Michael Mannering, at email@example.com.
Where does Kappa Sigma stand on parties and alcohol?
Kappa Sigma promotes only responsible drinking to students of legal drinking age. We go even further to promote responsible drinking through Kappa Sigma’s “My Brother’s Keeper” program, used to educate members about the dangers of substance abuse. We have an alcohol policy in our Code of Conduct which we follow very closely. Kappa Sigma pledges learn during a special Pledge Education class how to handle situations when alcohol is present, and we believe if you decide to drink, you’ll be prepared to do so responsibly and in good company.
What will my parents think? Will they allow me to pledge?
Kappa Sigma Fraternity is an extraordinary organization with a support system unlike any other. The brothers become your family away from home and together we make sure we succeed in our years at Washington College. Brothers and alumnus advisors of the fraternity are willing to speak with your parents to answer any questions they may have regarding the process of joining Greek Life on campus. Parents can also visit the Kappa Sigma Headquarters web site for any additional information and for specific questions, please contact our Grand Scribe, Lorenz Iversen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will pledging take time away from class and hurt my grades?
No. Pledging Kappa Sigma can in fact will help your grades. Scholarship is one of our cornerstones and we have been recognized for our scholastic achievements by winning the Loving Cup award, which is given to the fraternity with the highest overall cumulative GPA. The pledging process can also be beneficial to you, as pledge education classes only require an hour of your time per week and will allow you to connect with your fellow pledges and brothers, who come from a wide range of academic interests and majors, that can offer you help if you need it. For further questions about scholarship activities, please contact our chapter Scholarship Chairman, Hao Zhang, at email@example.com.
What can Kappa Sigma offer to me?
Kappa Sigma provides many benefits to the men of Washington College. You will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of a strong brotherhood that is rich with tradition nationally and locally. This brotherhood focuses on serving the community, so you’ll have the chance to volunteer and serve alongside others that share the same ideals. The brothers are a group of leaders and they’ll motivate you to do more and do better at Washington College. As a member, you will be part of a group of scholarly men who can tutor and assist you in your studies. Additionally, as a brother there are fun activities in which you can participate with a group of great guys, such as intramural sports and other campus events.
The brothers of this chapter connect with the brothers of other chapters throughout the United States and Canada, and these connections offer future job possibilities. The fraternity offers outstanding leadership development opportunities to prepare you for campus, community, and career positions as leaders. There is a dynamic academic assistance and cash scholarship opportunity available through annual Scholarship-Leadership awards, which have been granted to several of our brothers.
Kappa Sigma’s are committed to community service, academic excellence, and building leaders through brotherhood unlike any other campus organization.