Probably the greatest education that a man can receive is when he provides service to his fellow man. Kappa Sigma Undergraduate Brothers, Chapters, and Colonies have provided important community service hours as volunteers in supporting communities that are in need of support and care. The examples of this support are spread throughout North America such as the Gamma Chapter at LSU and the Theta-Rho Chapter at McNeese State in Louisiana which have helped rebuild communities that have been ravaged by floods and hurricanes and the Brothers of the Beta-Nu Chapter at the University of Kentucky who raised $10,000 in three days to provide support for communities and towns that were leveled by deadly tornadoes in Western Kentucky. The Brothers of the Delta-Chi Chapter at Mississippi State University raised $220, 802 at their 23rd annual Charity Classic to support the Reclaimed Project, a non-profit that works with the International Mission Board equipping local churches to care for the needs and assistance for support in Lesotho, Africa. The list goes on and on for the many who have benefitted from the kindness from Kappa Sigma’s undergraduates who practice service above self. These Chapters and colonies are examples of Brothers extending a hand to their fellow man in time of need.
In the past four years alone, the Chapters of Kappa Sigma have totaled 2,095,684 hours of service and have raised $9,426,603.20 for philanthropies and charities through Kappa Sigma’s A Greater Cause Initiative and the Military Heroes Campaign to support the young men and women who serve in the Military and protect the freedom of people throughout the World.
The most remarkable part of all of those efforts was that many of those community service projects and funds raised for philanthropy and charity were done while the pandemic was a major issue of social distancing. The face-to-face efforts had to be replaced with virtual campaigns and service projects that were limited by local ordinances and restrictions…but the Brothers of Kappa Sigma were resilient and persevered.
The result of this spirit is that the Fraternity’s commitment and values to reach out and serve our fellow man were incredibly well served. The people who benefitted from those efforts know that they can count on Kappa Sigma in their communities.