KAPPA SIGMA (Xi-Iota Chapter)
The Xi – Iota chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity was founded November 16, 1996 at Columbus State University. By this founding the unification of men from across the country have come together to build a brotherhood that will last a life time. We have been nationally recognized for our efforts to aid Breast Cancer Research, and we are currently the largest Fraternity on campus. So what is Kappa Sigma? That’s Easy!
As Columbus State University’s Largest Fraternity on campus, there are plenty of opportunities to meet the men of Kappa Sigma. We are always hosting various fundraisers (Shave to Save, Animal Ark Rescue, MS Bikeathon), and participating in the many Intramural sports offered (Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Soccer, and Softball). Many Kappa Sig’s reside on or near campus, and are easily accessible to talk to about the Fraternity or just hang out. A great way to meet these guys would be to frequent the Greek Center on campus.
On becoming a brother of this Fraternity many of the men will tell you that, “Becoming a member of Kappa Sigma, you create long-lasting friendships and a bond of brotherhood with each and every member. These are the guys you will always keep in touch with, who will always be there for you, and who will stand with you through the good and the bad. They are your Brothers.”
Why does being a leader matter? When was the last time you met a great leader? When you join Kappa Sigma you will be in the company of some of the campuses most prominent leaders. With members being a part of Greek Council, Student Government, Honor Societies, and leading other various activities on and off campus, you will realize that we deeply believe in servant leadership and leading by example.
More famous leaders include Brothers Jimmy Buffet, Jerry Jones, Bob Dole, Robert Redford, and Sam Donaldson. Each have reported that being a member of Kappa Sigma taught them the leadership skills necessary to get them where they are today.
We recognize that your number one goal is to get a degree from Columbus State University, and we give you the tools needed to acquire those goals. With majors ranging from Business, to Fine Arts, to Pre-Med, there is not a Brother that can’t help you out with any class you are in.
You’re in college for an education. Kappa Sigma helps you excel in the classroom. From its earliest beginnings in Renaissance Italy, Kappa Sigma has existed to promote scholarship among its members. Nearly $250,000 is awarded each year by the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund to Brothers who excel in scholarship 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.
Want to be more involved on and off campus? Joining Kappa Sigma allows you to become an active member of your community. Being a volunteer, doing home renovations, and organizing fundraisers for greater causes are just some of the many activities you could be involved in as brother of Kappa Sigma. The Xi-Iota chapter raised over $11,500 last year for the American Cancer Society, volunteered at the Multiple Sclerosis 150 mile Bicycle race, raised over $6,000 for the Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Campaign, raised $4,000 for the Anne Elizabeth Shepherd Home, and helped with Animal Ark Rescue.
“Kappa Sigma is “Not for a Day, or an hour, or a college term only…but for life.” As a brother of Kappa Sigma you will learn to follow The Star and Crescent and know your call to service: A Greater Cause. With the campuses only active alumni chapter, the brothers of the Xi-Iota Chapter remain active members long after graduation from Columbus State University.