Shortly after the brothers of Gamma-Delta here at Umass Amherst were initiated into Kappa Sigma, they were called upon by Kappa Sigma’s national headquarters to help initiate the Beta-Kappa colony at the University of New Hampshire. After road tripping to UNH, a few of our brothers assisted Kappa Sigma’s from universities like Northeastern and BU to initiate Beta-Kappa. Congrats to all of our new Kappa Sigma brothers at Beta-Kappa! We are honored to have such a fine group of men join our brotherhood. A.E.K.Δ.B gentlemen!
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.
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.