2017 has been another successful year for the Kappa Sigma Theta chapter. As the landscape of Greek Life at Texas Christian University continues to change, Theta strengthens by the quantity, and more importantly, the quality of men initiated. In the fall of 2017, Theta initiated 32 worthy men into the chapter, hailing from the states Texas, New York, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Washington D.C., Virginia, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama. The chapter looks to continue to participate in both fall and spring semester rush, as they plan to add 2 new members in the following weeks.
The chapter excelled on the philanthropic front as well last year. Theta had over 50 members participate in the TCU November Recovery 6K run to benefit men’s health and our members placed first, second, and third in the event. The chapter also donated $1,000 to support men’s health programs targeting prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. We also had full participation in the 25th anniversary Stephen McDaniel memorial shoot.
Academically, Theta took another step forward this past fall, with the chapter earning a cumulative grade report of 3.159. This is the second year in a row now where the chapter has continued to raise its cumulative GPA. In addition, the chapter had 7 members obtain a perfect semester grade point average.
Extracurricular activities were a high point this year as well. In April, Kappa Sigma won the Pi Phi wing eating contest, a philanthropy event with the earnings going toward Pi Beta Phi foundation. We also had teams participate in the DG Bowl, Chi-O Frats at Bat, and Mr. Zeta philanthropy events. Additionally, we dressed multiple teams for the intramural football and basketball seasons.
With all the success last year, the chapter has big plans for 2018. “Whiteout” will be held in February where popular artist Rich Homie Quan will be performing. Multiple basketball and baseball tailgates are scheduled to take place, as well as returning back to New Orleans for a second consecutive year for formal. With the 2018 spring semester finally going, Theta is excited for yet another successful year dominating TCU’s campus.