Quoted from KSL.com:
“NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – A man opened fire Friday inside two classrooms at the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in corners and closets and trembled helplessly to the sound of gunfire reverberating through the building.
The killer, armed with two handguns, committed suicide at the school and another person was found dead at a second scene, bringing the toll to 28, authorities said.” Full Story
The Brothers of Kappa Sigma Rho Phi wish to offer our condolences to the friends and family members of the victims of this terrible tragedy. This senseless act of violence against innocent children, less than two weeks before Christmas, strikes us at the very heart. Our hearts and minds go out to everyone who has been affected by this terrible event
On this the 10th of December in 1869 five friends came together at the University of Virginia at 46 East Lawn and founded the Brotherhood of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
“Modern day Kappa Sigma was founded one chilly evening in the fall of 1869, as five students attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville gathered in the room of William Grigsby McCormick, at 46 East Lawn, and planted the seed of Brotherhood. For many weeks the bonds of friendship had drawn these five together; now the need became clear for a formal structure to contain their feelings. Thus, not only did the Founders formalize their friendship, but they also created a fraternity steeped in the traditions of the past and dedicated to the Pursuit of Learning. The new brothers recorded their bond in a Constitution and in an Oath that set forth the ideals and principles to all Kappa Sigmas today.”
HAPPY FOUNDERS DAY BROTHERS AROUND THE WORLD! A.E.K.D.B.
“May we not rest contentedly until the Star and Crescent is the pride of every college and university in the land!” – Stephen Alonzo Jackson
If you’re looking for a club to join in the fall, then look no further than the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. In 2009, Kappa Sigma established a branch, or “colony”, on UVU Campus and has continued to grow since. The Kappa Sigma Fraternity is a social group for young men to interact and support each other and form lasting personal and professional relationships.
At the heart of Kappa Sigma Fraternity are the Four Pillars which act as guidelines a they strive for excellence in scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service.
“Honestly, our main goal and mission statement is to create a tight-knit, well- functioning and organized group of gentlemen who are ready to take on the obstacles everyone faces after college,” Kappa Sigma brother Bektur Abdrisaev said. “[they] carry the ideals of fraternal bonds and courtesy into not only their careers, but into every aspect of their lives.”
Read the full story at:
It was an important day for UVU history. On Nov. 19, the Kappa Sigma colony received its charter from the Kappa Sigma International Fraternity, changing the organization’s status from a colony to an official collegiate chapter and being the first fraternity on campus. But for the small group of exemplary men, the day meant the culmination of over a year’s worth of planning, patience and determination.
Kappa Sigma first came to campus back in Nov. 2009. Though the intention was to become an official chapter by the end of 2010, those plans never came to fruition. It wasn’t until April 4, 2011 that former president Rhett Dalley received an email from the international headquarters informing Dalley that the colony would be chartered.
Read the full story at: http://www.uvureview.com/2011/11/21/kappa-sigma-chartered/