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Morgan Rho Prime North Georgia Sean T. Chase L. Raymond A. Palko Nu-Iota Rowan Ryan Y. Broadstone Alpha-Psi Nebraska Jay F. Wright Alpha-Beta Mercer Garnett R. Christopher L. Allen Epsilon-Mu Tulsa Weidemann Epsilon-Mu Tulsa John J. Aletti Lambda-Epsilon Central Florida David V. Graham Nu-Phi Northeastern State Stewart Xi-Xi Marquette Trey E.
Mathews Omicron-Lambda Southern Poly Nathan M. Attalla Omicron-Kappa Kennesaw State Travis J. Wesley D. Wells Jr. Omicron-Iota Armstrong Atlantic Tyler D. Guess Xi-Sigma Western Carolina Mel N. Lincoln D. Stephen C. Kleinheider Epsilon-Mu University of Tulsa Ethan D. Cybulski Beta-Theta Indiana University Michael J. Paul J.
Sobczyk Epsilon-Mu University of Tulsa Trevor D. Crafts Beta-Theta Indiana University Michael D. Andrew W. Hennessy Beta-Chi Missouri Univ. Anthony M. Quattrone Sigma Tulane University Chris W. Brandon L. Phillip J. Anthony R. Moore Epsilon-Mu University of Tulsa Zachary P. Ringlein Nu-Upsilon Winthrop University Steven D. Matthew T. Gibson Omicron-Phi Washington College Dominic J. Alvarado Beta-Omega Colorado College Ryan P.
Ted J. Sherwood Epsilon-Mu University of Tulsa Michael A. Daren B. Michael L. Treschitta Psi University of Maine-Orono Robert A. Lowe Alpha-Zeta University of Michigan Eli D. Thomas J. Borden Beta-Psi University of Washington Bishop Alpha-Beta Mercer University Gabriel F. Jesse D. Bradley R. Fogt Theta-Xi Trine University Emilio C. David C. Alexander R. Christopher M. Conrad J. Steven J.
Snowden Xi-Xi Marquette University Brinkmeyer Chi Purdue University Seth A. Richard D. Justin R. Brandon Y. Scott W.
Trench Kappa Vanderbilt University Guilherme M. Cooley Beta-Omega Colorado College Hunter G. Darrell A. Kilgore Gamma-Theta University of Idaho Steven C.
Andrew T. Jordan J. Dylan L. Angell Theta-Delta Willamette University Travis D. Warwick Lambda-Chi College of Idaho Jared B. Joseph E. Jefferson R. Brian J. Martin A. Ryan J. Novak Omicron-Xi University of Lethbridge Kevin A. Nicholas A. Rares N. Necula Omicron-Pi Carleton University Troy E. Gibson Jr. Robert G. Dwane I. Tegman Omicron-Zeta University of Hawaii Trevor P. Foley Alpha-Gamma University of Illinois Joshua A. Anoff Eta Randolph-Macon College Ronin A.
Kristian L. Spencer Eta Randolph-Macon College Blake P. Burwell Beta-Omicron University of Denver Shawn Edward King Jr. Xi-Epsilon Thiel College Leung T. Matthew A. Charles M. Daniel J. Nicholas Z. Morgan M. Joseph D. Ross G. Brandon K.
Michael S. John A. Garoffolo Epsilon-Mu University of Tulsa Carlos J. Blake M. Aurelio Gonzales Jr. Kevin S. Connor R. Vincent A. William P. Christian A. Tyler W. Alexander G. Zachary I. James C. Jashua-Lee M. Walker Omicron-Zeta University of Hawaii Jeffrey P. Layton Xi-Rho Stockton University Sean P. Slusar Kappa-Eta Widener University Upsilon, Hampden-Sidney College 94 Tau, University of Texas Rho, North Georgia Agricultural College 32 Chi, Purdue University Delta, Maryland Military and Naval Academy 31 Epsilon, Centenary College 84 Psi, University of Maine Iota, Southwestern University Gamma, Louisiana State University Alpha, Emory College 24 Beta-Theta, Indiana University 71 Theta, Cumberland University Beta, Thatcher Institute 17 Pi, Swarthmore College 91 Eta, Randolph Macon College 67 Sigma, Tulane University Nu, William and Mary College Chi Omega, South Carolina University 28 Xi, University of Arkansas Delta, Davidson College 97 Beta, University of Indianapolis 11 Alpha-Gamma, University of Illinois Alpha-Delta, Pennsylvania State College Alpha-Epsilon, University of Pennsylvania in Alpha-Zeta, University of Michigan Alpha-Eta, George Washington University Alpha-Theta, Southwestern Baptist University Alpha- Kappa, Cornell University Alpha-Lambda, University of Vermont Alpha-Mu, University of North Carolina 33 Alpha-Nu, Wofford College 67 Alpha-Xi, Bethel College 45 Alpha-Omicron, Kentucky University 50 Alpha- Pi, Wabash College 70 Alpha-Rho, Bowdoin College 99 Alpha-Sigma, Ohio State University Alpha-Tau, Georgia School of Technology 84 Alpha-Upsilon, Millsaps College Alpha-Psi, University of Nebraska Alpha-Omega, William Jewell College 60 Beta- Alpha, Brown University 83 Beta-Beta, Richmond College 43 Beta-Gamma, Missouri State University 77 Beta-Delta, Washington and Jefferson College 52 Beta-Epsilon, University of Wisconsin 88 Beta-Zeta, Stanford University 59 Beta-Eta, Alabama Polytechnic Institute 59 Beta-Iota, Lehigh University 49 Beta- Kappa, New Hampshire College 90 1 90 1.
Beta-Lambda, University of Georgia 38 Beta-Nu, Kentucky State College 40 Beta-Xi, University of California 48 Beta-Omicron, University of Denver 40 Beta-Pi, Dickinson College 45 Beta-Sigma, Washington University Mo.
Beta-Rho, University of Iowa 58 Beta-Tau, Baker University 49 Beta-Upsilon, North Carolina A. College 42 Beta-Chi, Missouri School of Mines 29 Beta-Psi, University of Washington 32 Beta-Omega, Colorado College 28 Gamma-Alpha, University of Oregon 28 Gamma-Beta, University of Chicago 26 Gamma-Gamma, Colorado School of Mines 29 Gamma-Delta, Massachusetts State College Gamma-Zeta, New York University 15 Gamma-Epsilon, Dartmouth College 32 Gamma- Eta, Harvard University 29 Gamma-Theta, University of Idaho 29 Gamma-Iota, Syracuse University 18 Gamma-Kappa, University of Oklahoma 12 Number of active Chapters, 76; inactive Chapters, 15; number of initiates, OS M "".
While some fra- ternities count their disloyal members by dozens and even by Chapters, Kappa Sigma has had but a few isolated cases where an undergraduate left the Fraternity to join another.
These sep- arate cases occurred a number of years ago in the North, while the Fraternity was young. Thus, this congenial society of scholars and gentlemen do not allow their fraternal associations to die when they leave their universities. Good-fellowship, and not scholastic pedantry alone, was emphasized by the American founders.
There are Alumni Clubs all over the country where dinners and dances keep up a delightful friendship. Charles in New Orleans. In many of the leading cities — St.
Danville, Va. Jackson, Tenn. At one time there were state associations of the Chapters and alumni of Ten- nessee, Louisiana, Texas and Virginia, but these were abandoned when the District system was adopted. A club-house, the first of its kind at Washington, D. C, was supported by the alumni of that city during and It was successful, but was temporarily given up in order that a club building more central- THE ALUMNI 87 ly located in the club district might be obtained, a task almost im- possible.
The University of Maryland house is used with and supported jointly by the alumni of Baltimore as a club-house for the latter. Boston alumni are considering a similar scheme.
The accompanying map shows the number of Kappa Sigmas in each state and also every town where a Kappa Sigma may be lo- cated. No one section can claim a monopoly of them. Membership in the Fraternity is restricted. No one may be initiated unless he be a member of the college where there is a Chapter.
The President's son, Jefferson Davis, Jr. The president and his family have always had a pe- culiarly tender affection for the Fraternity. To both Mrs. Davis was never seen without her Kappa Sigma insignia. Miss Davis' badge was thought to be the most beauti- ful Greek letter fraternity badge ever produced. The same Grand Conclave which sent the badge to Mrs. Davis also sent one to Mrs. Grant, widow of the President, whose favorite grandson. Algernon E. Sartoris, is a Kappa Sigma.
A number of other scions of the White House are members. A complete list of the names of prominent alumni would be tiresome. Kappa Sigmas are to be found in all places where the prizes of American life are being won.
Kappa Sigma, so thoroughly American, views with a special pride its record in the Spanish- American war, wherein, according to the publications of other fraternities, it had a larger percentage of men engaged in proportion to its membership than any other Greek letter or- ganization.
There were Kappa Sigmas from privates to general officers. True to its ancient literary origin in Europe, members of the Order established the first English newspaper in the Phil- ippines and the first all-English newspaper in Cuba. Here was instituted the Supreme Executive Committee, a body of legislative, judicial, and executive powers. Greater authority was added to it by the Richmond, Virginia, Conclave, in October, During a period in , the Committee was relieved of much purely secretarial work when Omega Chapter, at the Uni- versity of the South attended to much detail as a grand Chapter.
But from to the present there has been a government not precisely similar to that of any other college fraternity. Many have a central body similar to the Supreme Executive Committee. Following what is known as the "Masonic tradition" — for Mason- ry makes its officers supreme — hardly any other society leaves that governing body so free to act for the best interests of the Fra- ternity in all things which may come up for consideration be- tween regular Conclaves.
The Fraternity, as a whole, responds promptly and cheerfully to the direction of the S. In fact, this body has wielded more influence and attained better results in several instances in the government of students than college presidents.
The Fraternity has come into closer contact with col- lege faculties than any other, for once a year the S. Difficulties with faculties over opposition to fraternities are almost things of the past. For years at Emory and Henry, there was an unceasing war. At the latter, General Lomax and President Davis, of the Confederacy, were brought into the discussion.
The Fra- ternity faced the obnoxious regulations at the opening of Vander- bilt, for the first year maintaining one of the most successful sub rosa chapters ever in existence — as did Phi Delta Theta at a slightly later period — but finally succumbed. Anti-fraternity laws coupled with the rigid military discipline at the "West Point of the South," the Virginia Military Institute, killed the Chapter.
There was trouble over ad- mission of the Fraternity to the University of the South, but the influence of General E. The result is still in the balance. The records of the various offices of the Fraternity are very complete and voluminous. By the use of blank forms for reports to and from the Chapters, they have been highly systematized and brought up to the latest methods. It has been the policy of the Fraternity to train certain of the officers of the S.
The other national officers are a songbook editor, a catalogue editor, a historian and an alumni secretary. The geographical limits of these are shown on accompanying maps.
At the head of each is a District Grand Master. He personally oversees the Chapters, resulting in the complete unification and understanding among them, and keep- ing the work of each individual Chapter up to the standard.
He is also expected to know, and to keep in touch with every alumnus residing in his District. The Con- claves' legislation in the past has been intended to hamper as little as possible the powers of the S. Conclaves have been held as follows: Baltimore, Md. C, ; Richmond, Va. Louis, Mo. Mountain, Tenn. These meetings are usually held at some popular hotel or resort.
They have grown into large concourses with hundreds of the silver-grays and undergraduates, with their wives and sweethearts, arriving on special trains and cars from all over the country. The St. Ms Room Library Freshmen at Work men ever assembled. The last Conclave was held at Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Detailed accounts and minutes of all the Conclaves may be found in the Caduceus, the Star and Crescent, and various printed reports.
There are also District Conclaves, usually held annually in each District. downloadrs of this book will be supplied with the official design when engraved. May, The colors of the Fraternity are scarlet, white and emerald green.
The Fraternity flower is the lily-of-the-valley. No other fraternity pays more attention to visitation of alumni chapters, for a feature of the organization of which much is made consists in keeping the alumni in touch with one another.
This visiting is done principally by members of the S. The number of alumni meetings in Kappa Sigma is frequently remarked. V1ENT and for general discussion of anything of importance, but not for legislation. Many of the alumni, and the undergraduates for the most part en masse, attend them, and although not an old institution in the Fraternity, they have been successful. The arms of the Fraternity, displayed in the frontispiece, are.: Gules and vert, on a chevron argent five estoiles of the first.
In , the house occupied at the University of Vir- ginia was one of the first fraternity houses in the country and the first fraternity house in the South. In , the house occupied by the Chapter at the University of the South was among the first houses owned and occupied in that section.
In , at the Knoxville Conclave, Kappa Sigma made the first attempt to control the building of houses, by the national organization of a fraternity. This was a failure, and it has since been the policy to place responsibility on the individual Chapters. In , Kap- pa Sigma erected a house at Maine, the Fraternity's first Northern chapter house to be owned and the first fraternity house in the state of Maine.
It is but a matter of time before all Chapters, where there are no restrictions by college authorities, even if houses are not the vogue, will be compelled by their general organizations to possess a home.
At present there are Kappa Sigma houses at the following institutions: Maine, Bowdoin, Xew Hampshire. Iowa, Nebraska, William Jewell. Some Chapters occupy whole sections of college dormitories. Some of the houses are noted in the fraternity world. That at one Eastern institution has been described as "the best planned at Cornell" ; that at Texas, "the best house owned in the South" ; that at Iowa, "the most elegant house in the Middle West" ; that at Stanford "the finest house on the Pacific Coast.
The Harvard house at Cambridge, Mass. At the California and Colorado houses, in the midst of the two American playgrounds, many alumni visit, making these Kappa Sigma seats their headquarters. More or less all the houses in the large centers are on many occasions utilized for this purpose. The Virginia Chapter and the remainder of the Fraternity have collected funds for a house for the mother Chapter as a memorial, to be known as "McCormick Hall. From the lit- tle pamphlet struck off on a press of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute by Dr.
Wingo and William Freneau Page, they have grown to the point where the periodical literature alone is over a thousand pages annually, probably a larger amount than of any other fraternity. Believing that a wide acquaintance among its members is one of its sources of strength, the organization fosters all efforts of this kind. The most important publication of any Greek letter society is its magazine ; in the case of Kappa Sigma known as The Caduceus.
Previous to , there had been several spasmodic attempts by various fraternities to found magazines, but with two excep- tions, these were unsuccessful and but a few numbers were is- sued. The period from to saw productions of this kind placed on a sound basis, although most of those established by the New England fraternities have since failed. At first, it was argued that Kappa Sigma was of too secret a nature for an open publication. Brought up in the cultivated and literary home of his father, General Terry of the Confederacy, Frank Hanson Terry, now a newspaper man of Wytheville, Va.
In , Ed. Sutton, now managing editor of the Semi-Weekly Atlanta Journal. This convention made the magazine a bi-monthly, and changed its name to The Star and Crescent, rechristened be- fore issue The Caduceus of Kappa Sigma. During , Duncan Martin, now of the Memphis bar, was editor. From to Harry Covington, of the Maryland bar, was editor from to The last and present edi- tor is Guy T.
Viskniskki, of the McClure News Syndicate. The Caduceus is now in its twenty-first volume. It has never less than pages in each of its five issues for the year. At least forty pages are given to alumni notes. Illustrations are abundantly used, the five numbers of containing two hundred and forty half-tones.
It has been pronounced the peer of any magazine ever issued from the Greek press. It is also among those claiming the honor of the largest circulation. The first Catalogue of the Fraternity was prepared in by S. Another edition by Brother Jackson appeared in For a number of years a history and catalogue, complete in every detail, was in course of collection by this gentleman. Had this catalogue been published, it would have been in some respects one of the most complete ever issued by a college fraternity.
All of these records were com- pletely destroyed by fire at Little Rock, Ark. The accident was peculiarly unfortunate. In a pocket Address Book was pub- lished under the direction of David F.
In Brother Hoy issued a second and enlarged edition of the Address Book. The blanks for this catalogue contained the following questions: Full name without initials ; Chapter ; permanent address ; occupation ; date of initiation ; date of birth ; place of birth ; full name and address of father ; full maiden name and KAPPA SIGMA HOUSE, SYRACUSE address of mother ; full maiden name of wife ; full name and address of wife's father ; date and place of marriage ; full names in order of birth and addresses of all children ; names of prepara- tory schools and dates of attendance ; names of colleges and dates of attendance ; degrees received — colleges and dates ; member- ship in college fraternities and societies ; college honors, prizes, scholarships, athletics, etc.
The Fraternity, like four others, issues a secret bulletin in addition to its regular magazine. This is The Star and Crescent, which appears quarterly. It contains reports of officers, and other official communications to the Fraternity, items of fraternity news of such a nature that their publication in The Caduceus would be improper, and in general all such things as concern the inner workings of the Fraternity.
It gives. Reports of Chapters and circular re- ports of various offices of the Fraternity are voluminous. The Yellow Journal is issued from the office of the Worthy Grand Master, and circulates onh among the national officers.
All Chapters are required at least annually, to send out a letter to their alumni, most of these letters being printed. The Boston Alumni have published an address book of the alumni of New England. The general Fraternity has had printed Kappa Sigma calendars. In the Bowdoin Chapter issued a small songbook.
A songbook was published by the Fraternity in Another is in process of collection. There are a number of pamphlets containing Kappa Sigma songs and poems. Many reports of Conclaves have been printed under separate covers.
Kappa Sigma has been very fortunate in the preservation of its history. This has been chiefly due to the fact that it was but twelve years between the time the third Chapter was established, the records of the second Chapter having been lost, and the ap- pearance of the Fraternity's magazine.
The events in the Fraternity's his- tory, previous to the existence of the magazine, which have not been covered by historical articles in the Quarterly, Caduceus, Star and Crescent, and catalogues, are preserved in the recently pub- lished Early Letters and Papers of Kappa Sigma, compiled by Boutwell Dunlap, now historian of the Fraternity.
Freshmen are examined upon the Fraternity's history. They are now usually classified as either national or sectional. The sectional fraternities are Eastern and Southern. Delta Kappa Epsilon and Chi Psi, originating in the Eastern States, have what might be termed a limited national development. Zeta Psi and Chi Psi are difficult to classify. The sectional fraternities were once more important than they now are.
In most cases they have few petitions for charters and seldom es- tablish new chapters. They have failed to take advantage of the larger new institutions, maintaining many chapters in unimpor- tant colleges. Their conventions are attended by a small number of members.
Lacking in alumni clubs, they hold but few meet- ings in the large centers, and these seldom attract any attention. The fraternities are not a living reality to their alumni and the alumnus' active connection is soon lost. Their literature is con- fined to catalogues, which quickly grow out of date, and they publish no magazines.
As fraternities they attract little attention. Collegians prefer the national fraternities, says a recent writer of authority upon the subject. Tyler, K. The general men's fraternities are: Ilpha Chi Rho. Founded at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. Chapters, 7; active, 6; inactive, 1. Number of initiates, Publishes the Garnet and White. No catalogue. Alpha Delta Phi. Founded at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Chapters, 31; active, 24; inactive, 7. Publishes no magazine. Last catalogue in Alpha Tan Omega.
Chapters, 82; active, 51; inactive, Number of initiates, 6, Publishes the Palm. Beta Theta Pi. Chapters, 88; active, 67; inactive, Number of initiates, 14, Publishes the Beta Theta Pi. Chi Phi. C, in Chapters, 46 ; active, 20 ; inactive, Number of initiates, 4, No magazine.
Chi Psi. Founded at Union College, Schenectady, N. Chapters, 29; active, 18; inactive, Publishes a sub-rosa magazine, the Purple and Gold. Delta Kappa Epsilon. Chapters, 54; active, 41; inactive, Number of initiates, 15, Publishes the Delta Kappa Epsilon Quar- terly.. Chapters, 16; active, 11 ; inactive, 5.
Number of initiates, 3, Delta Psi. Chapters, 19; active, 8; inactive, Number of initiates, 2, Delta Tau Delta. Founded at Bethany College, Bethany, W.
Chapters, 75 ; active, 47 ; inactive, Publishes the Rainbow. Last catalogue in with supplement in Delta Upsilon Non-secret. Founded at Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. Chapters, 41 ; active, 36; in- active, 5.
Number of initiates, 9, Publishes the Delta Up- silon Quarterly. Kappa Alpha Northern. Founded at Union College, Schen- ectady, N. Chapters, 9; active, 7; inactive, 2.
Num- ber of initiates, 1, Kappa Alpha Southern. Chapters, 60; active, 49; inactive, II. Publishes the Kappa Alpha Journal. Kappa Sigma. Founded at the University of Virginia, Char- lottesville, Va. Chapters, 91; active, 76; inactive, Number of initiates, statistics of Publishes the Caduceus and the secret Star and Crescent. Phi Delta Theta. Founded at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, itiates, 13, Phi Gamma Delta. Founded at Jefferson College, Canonsburg. Chapters, 81 ; active, 57 ; inactive, Number of in Chapters, 95 ; active, 69 ; inactive, Number of in- initiates, 9, Publishes the Phi Gamma Delta.
Phi Kappa Psi. Founded at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa. Chapters, 63; active, 42; inactive, Publishes the Shield. Phi Kappa Sigma. Founded at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. Chapters, 41 ; active, 24; inactive, Phi Sigma Kappa. Chapters, 19; active, 19; inactive, o; Number of initiates, 1, Publishes the sub-rosa Signet. Pi Kappa Alpha.
Chapters, 33; active, 29; inactive, 4. Publishes the Shield and Diamond and the secret Dagger and Key. Psi Upsilon. Chapters, 23; active, 22; inactive, 1. Number of in- itiates, 10, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Founded at the University of Alabama, University, Ala.
Chapters, 94; active, 66; inactive, Publishes the Record and the secret Phi Alpha. Founded at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in Chapters, j6; active, 53 ; inactive, Number of initiates, 8, Publishes the Sigma Chi Quarterly and the secret Bulletin.
Sigma Nu. Chapters, 69; active, 54; inactive, Number of initiates, 5, Publishes the Delta. Second, its fragrance and beauty signify scholarship. Truly, the world can say: "glory all around us shine. Third, its long continuing blossoming vividly portraying the mea of service for humanity. Chief Justice to Scribe: Brother, interpret for our neophytes the nature of the fellowship grip. Scribe: Come forward, brother … or brothers, if there are more than one.
All members of the chapter and visiting brothers join in exercising the fellowship grip with the neophytes. These words, Brotherhood, Service and Scholarship express the three ideals or principles at the Fraternity and they are further, also, summed up and expressed again in the Motto: "Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.
The Seal was designed by brother W. Tibbs in Chief Justice to 2nd Associate Justice: Brother explain to our neophytes the correct method of displaying the fraternity badge or fraternity pin. It should be worn on the shirt, vest or sweater.
It should never be worn improperly as on the lapel of the coat or other outer garment unless it is a sweater. Note: the badge is worn over the apex of the heart. Chief Justice to Deputy: Brother, Please give to our neophytes the Fraternity Knock, and tell them how they can well remember it. Also, if there has been given without the Password, otherwise known as the Distress Signal, enlighten them on its nature, also. Deputy: …. Please explain the Fraternity Motto to Our newly formed Brothers.
Explain to our new Brothers the Fraternity Colors and their meanings. Blue for truth and White for purity; signifying a loyal SIGMA will always remain true to the Fraternity's Ideals and maintain purity of character in order not to bring reproach upon its name and honor, by committing any unworthy deed or act.
Chief Justice: Brothers. We now review a brief design of Phi Beta Sigma and its method of operation. On Saturday, October 8, , A. Langston Taylor presented to Leonard F. Morse the proposition of establishing a new fraternity at University. Charles T. Brown, another student at the University, was invited to aid in the movement. Conferences leading to the actual forming of the new fraternity were held on the campus.
These three men wanted to plan well for this new organization in order to insure its long life. Finally, after much deliberation, the permanent organization was formed on January 9, The Board of Deans, Howard University , recognized the new Fraternity on april 15, , and the following week, the student publication, The University Reporter, announced the organization of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.