Greek of the Week: Kappa Sigma
Founding Date at Shippensburg: April 16, 1969
President: David Iacovino
Number of Current members: 28
Moto: “Number one, second to none.”
Symbol: Star and Crest
Colors: Scarlett Red, white and emerald gold
National Philanthropy: Military Heroes Campaign
Why choose Kappa Sigma?
“Kappa Sigma is the largest social fraternity in North America. We have 18,000 active brothers, 200,000 living alumni and 31 chapters and colonies, nationally. We also do a lot of fundraising. Last year, we, as a chapter, raised $8,000 for Relay for Life and still fundraised $1,000 for the Military Heroes Campaign. We are an excellent resume booster,” chapter President David Iacovino said.
Currently, Kappa Sigma is preparing for their second rush week beginning on Monday, September 29. The events that Kappa Sigma will be holding include Capture the Flag at the Rec Fields on Monday, 6-8 p.m.; Dodgeball at the Rec Center on Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.; and Wing night on Wednesday, where the brothers will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building. More events will be going on throughout the entire week.
For their on-campus event, Kappa Sigma is going to be holding their Car Smash fundraiser. The event will raise money for their philanthropy, Military Heroes Campaign and the Fisher House Foundation.
“The Fisher House Foundation gives veterans’ families a place to stay when they’re in the hospital. Our projected date for the Car Smash is October 30,” Iacovino said.
Iacovino advocated for Kappa Sigma, but also gave reasons why joining Greek life, in general, is a good opportunity.
“The majority of Fortune 500 CEOs were in Greek life. It gives you tons of network opportunities and helps you make a lot of friends. Being in Greek life will boost your resume and give you opportunities to participate in leadership positions,” Iacovino said.
For more information on the Shippensburg chapter of Kappa Sigma, go to their Facebook page, Ship Kappa Sigma. Information on the international Kappa Sigma can be found at KappaSigma.org.