On April 17, 2016, the Beta-Psi Chapter at the University of Washington joined the ranks of a small group of Kappa Sigma chapters that successfully obtained 100% ritual proficiency in the month following installation. Since the Beta-Psi chapter’s installation, the ritual served not only as a document of reference, but a reminder of commitment and work ethic to the members of the chapter at UW.
Beta-Psi added additional F.A.C.E. points by reaching 100% ritual proficiency, having all graduating seniors pay their alumni dues early, and by registering 12 members for the 2016 Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida this July. Beta-Psi finished the year with 50 points during the Spring 2016 Ritual Competition and also placed 18th (out of 320 chapters) in undergraduate donations for the Stephen Alonzo Jackson Day of Giving.
“We would like to acknowledge the hard work Brother Austen M. Suits (’16) and Brother Noah J.W. Richmond (’16) put forth who led the charge as Ritualist,” said Beta-Psi Grand Scribe, Jordan Dye in a press release issued on May 5, 2016. Dye added by thanking “Brother Mathew D. Hanfling (Sigma-Tau, ’14) and Brother Michael A.J. Paugh (Beta-Psi, ’11), for taking the time to come over to the house multiple times after work to test the Brothers.”
To cap off the recent accomplishments of Beta-Psi, the chapter assisted in a Mercer Island Park restoration project in Bicentennial Park last month. In order to fully restore the trails destroyed by the construction of underground power lines, the Mercer Island Parks Department tasked 28 brothers with clearing vegetation, landscaping the hillside and building new trail steps. Each brother recorded six hours of service and Beta-Psi logged a project total of 168 community service hours for A Greater Cause.
About the Beta-Psi Chapter and Kappa Sigma:
The Beta Psi Chapter of Kappa Sigma was founded on December 14, 1903, making it one of the oldest Fraternities on campus. Our Philanthropy, the Apple Cup Run, was started in 1979 and will begin again in November of this year to raise money for the Military Picture above are the Brothers who worked on the restoration project Heroes Campaign. Kappa Sigma is the largest men’s college social fraternity in the world, with 20,000 undergraduate members and more than 220,000 living alumni. With 320 chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada, the Fraternity teaches its core standards and values through educational programming related to the four cornerstones of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. Founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia, Kappa Sigma International Headquarters is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Beta-Psi Chapter of Kappa Sigma: http://uwkappasigma.org