Each Spring the entire Greek Life community at the University of Massachusetts Amherst comes together to benefit one very important philanthropy cause called Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks in a non-profit that raises global awareness for autism and financially supports autism research. The actual Autism Speaks event consisted of a 5k run as well as free music, food, drinks, and various activities for children to participate. Every fraternity and sorority on UMass’ campus engages in fundraising efforts and tries to generate the greatest amount of student and community involvement in the Autism Speaks event. This year Kappa Sigma was chosen to co-host the event with 4 other fraternities and sororities.
Autism Speaks was held at Kendrick Park on Sunday April 6, 2014. Leading up to the event, Kappa Sigma donated over 150 hours of community service toward raising awareness for the event. We also hosted a slider eating contest as our Autism Speaks fundraiser and raised over $2,000 toward our cause. Through our brothers philanthropic efforts, we collectively raised over $8,000 for Autism Speaks – more money than any other fraternity or sorority on campus. We extend a huge thank you to all who contributed to our cause and to all the Kappa Sigma brothers for their hard work in the weeks leading up to the event.
Congratulations to brothers Jake Vitrofsky and Emrah Fejzic on landing impressive internships this summer. Brother Jake Vitrofsky is going to be serving as a contract research image analyst, working for InviCRO, LLC. in Boston, MA. Jake will work with nuclear medical imaging data to run quantitative analyses on a study by study basis in order to meet the needs of the PI that the company is being contracted by. InviCRO is a biomedical research and technology company that specializes in Imaging services and imaging software. Brother Emrah Fejzic will be serving as an intern for a Massachusetts State Senator, pursuing his goal of becoming a successful politician.
The brothers of Gamma Delta will always be here for your support. Congratulations Jake and Emrah on obtaining such amazing opportunities this summer!
On February 8, 2014 the Gamma Delta colony of Kappa Sigma at Umass Amherst was chartered and the brothers were initiated into Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Over 60 men were initiated that day and welcomed into the brotherhood. We want to extend a huge thank you to all the individuals who made this possible and congratulate all the brothers on their initiation. A special thank you to brother Jake Vitrofsky, who worked hard to bring Kappa Sigma to the University of Massachusetts and inspire interest for The Order among so many quality young men. We look forward to being a successful Kappa Sigma chapter at UMass Amherst. Our colors will never fade for want of wearers. A.E.K.Δ.B.