This week, we continue our celebration of Kappa Sigma’s successes over this biennium with a look back at accomplishing one of our signature goals: Volunteer Recruitment.
Kappa Sigma Surpasses Volunteer Goal for Biennium
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity began this biennium with several goals designed to support our undergraduate brothers like never before. The first of these goals to achieve success and completion was our goal of having the fraternal world’s largest, best-trained volunteer corps of more than 1,500 volunteers.
As an alumni-driven organization, Kappa Sigma is driven by volunteer alumni directly involved in coaching and mentoring our undergraduates at the local level. The support provided to our undergraduate members through our volunteers is immeasurable, which is why the Supreme Executive Committee set this goal to have more volunteers trained and supporting our undergraduates.
At the 72nd Biennial Grand Conclave in Charlottesville, Worthy Grand Master Justin Hansen announced this goal as well as the iPledge program to support making it happen. Formally launched on Founders’ Day 2019, iPledge asks alumni to do five simple things to support undergraduates, including mentoring an undergraduate and becoming an alumni volunteer within five years of graduation.
In October 2020, the SEC approved appointments that allowed the Fraternity to surpass the 1,500 volunteer goal.
Kappa Sigma’s volunteer structure starts with our Supreme Executive Committee (SEC), our international board of directors. The SEC are all volunteers themselves, providing fraternity leadership in addition to their professional careers. The SEC appoints volunteer officers to directly help and mentor each undergraduate chapter and colony. Kappa Sigma appoints Alumnus Advisors (AAs) and Assistant Alumnus Advisors (AAAs) to advise our chapters on day-to-day operations. The fraternity also appoints District Grand Masters (DGMs) and Assistant District Grand Masters (ADGMs) to locally promote Kappa Sigma’s national programs. Many local volunteers also serve on volunteer Commissions, which help run operational areas of the fraternity with the assistance of Headquarters Staff.
WCAV in Charlottesville spoke with Worthy Grand Master Justin Hansen about the achievement in October 2020. You can view that video here: