Campus welcomes new fraternity
By: Taite Read
The InterFraternity Council (IFC) will add Kappa Sigma as a chapter at Tarleton State University.
Kappa Sigma was founded Dec. 10, 1869, at the University of Virginia.
According to Kappa Sigma’s website, there are, “nearly 300 chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada.”
Kari White, assistant director of fraternity and sorority life, gives us more of an insight into this chapter.
“Kappa Sigma focuses on fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service,” White said.
Not only does Kappa Sigma have strong values, but they align with IFC fraternity values at Tarleton. Which include, “Brotherhood, Academics, Leadership and Philanthropy,” according to Tarleton’s IFC website.
Currently, fraternity and sorority life at Tarleton includes Inter-Greek Council (IGC), National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and IFC.
IGC has five chapters of sororities and fraternities at Tarleton. NPC has five sororities at Tarleton, and IFC has seven fraternity chapters on campus.
Junior Slater James is the vice president of IFC judicial affairs.
“A lot of people don’t understand what Greek life truly means,” James said.
Greek life isn’t all about just becoming involved; it is about helping each other, the community and Tarleton.
Finding a chapter that feels like home helps you find people with the same beliefs, values and goals as you.
“Unfortunately, Greek life gets judged by what is on TV but that is not the reality of it. I hope to see the change in that and that is part of the reason the IFC executive board works hard,” James said.
With fraternity and sorority life growing, students have more opportunities to become involved on campus. Kappa Sigma will provide more student involvement.
It is unsure of the exact date that Kappa Sigma will be on campus because they must complete certain tasks set by Tarleton’s IFC council.
Once everything is complete, the fraternity and sorority life office will share how to join the chapter.
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