The Beta-Lambda Chapter returned to the University of Georgia on Saturday, October 25, 2014, with 73 men being initiated by nine ritual teams from nearby chapters. In addition to the 73 new initiates, the chapter has six Brothers who are affiliates from other chapters, bringing the total chapter size to 79 men.
The installation of the Beta-Lambda Chapter brings one of Kappa Sigma’s oldest and most historic chapters back to the Order. In addition to many Beta-Lambda alumni, the installation was attended by Worthy Grand Procurator Derek L. Marchman (Lambda-Xi, Georgia College and State University, ’85), Worthy Grand Master of Ceremonies Toby H. Taylor (Epsilon-Psi, Lambuth University, ’95), Past Worthy Grand Master H. Phillip Bell, IV (Lambda-Xi, Georgia College and State University, ’80) and Executive Director Mitchell B. Wilson (Beta-Nu, University of Kentucky, ’78). WGP Marchman delivered the keynote address at the chapter’s installation banquet.
The chapter was led to installation by Grand Master Davis B. Warnell (Rho-Pi, Young Harris College, ’11). The chapter’s Alumnus Advisor is Brother Ryan D. Shepard (Rho Prime, University of North Georgia, ’09) and the DGM for the North Georgia district is Brother Terry L. Thompson (Theta Prime, Cumberland University, ’93).
A special thanks goes out to the nine chapters who traveled to the University of Georgia to install the Beta-Lambda Chapter:
- Alpha (Emory)
- Alpha-Beta (Mercer)
- Alpha-Tau (Georgia Tech)
- Lambda-Xi (Georgia College and State University)
- Omicron-Iota (Armstrong Atlantic)
- Omicron-Kappa (Kennesaw State)
- Omicron-Lambda (Southern Polytechnic State)
- Rho Prime (North Georgia)
- Rho-Pi (Young Harris)
About the Beta-Lambda Chapter
The Beta-Lambda Chapter was originally founded on March 16, 1901 at the University of Georgia. Since its founding, the chapter has initiated more than 2,150 Brothers. Keep up with the Beta-Lambda Chapter by following them on Twitter.