As we lead into Grand Conclave this summer, we are going to highlight our successes over the last biennium. Our first success featured is A Brotherhood Like No Other!
Kappa Sigma Holds World’s Largest Rush Event
College campuses across the country issued pandemic protocols covering the Fall 2020 semester, which presented challenges for the 2020 Fall Rush Season. Kappa Sigma saw this coming and was ready for the moment as we planned the World’s Largest Rush Event!
Over the summer, Kappa Sigma worked with our alumni in professional television production to develop a premier broadcast promoting Kappa Sigma. On September 9th, 2020, Kappa Sigma premiered A Brotherhood Like No Other. The program featured prominent Kappa Sigma alumni in entertainment, science, and education. Most importantly the program spotlighted numerous undergraduates from across North America talking about how important Kappa Sigma is to them and to their campus communities.
A Brotherhood Like No Other was so popular and attracted so many viewers, we maxed out capacity with more than 10,000 viewers. Thousands have viewed the video online since then.
Most importantly, efforts like A Brotherhood Like No Other and our Champion Quest program helped many chapters find great success when their campuses were in virtual rush. Here are a few shining examples of these great virtual Champion Quest achievements:
• Gamma-Alpha (University of Oregon) had 27 in the fall of 2020 and 20 in the spring of 2021, for 47 total pledges for the year. Despite both rushes being virtual, the chapter increased total pledges by 50% over last academic year, when they had 31 pledges.
• Tau-Eta (University of Rhode Island) had 38 pledges in the fall of 2020 and 23 pledges in the spring of 2021 for a total of 61 pledges despite both semesters being virtual. This is compared to 39 pledges the prior year!
• Gamma-Delta (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) had 42 pledges in the spring of 2021. They were only allowed to recruit virtually this semester, and they almost equaled the number they recruited all last academic year, when they had 43 total pledges.