During Women’s History Month, the Brothers of Kappa Sigma Fraternity salute all women’s fraternities and sororities. The Brothers of Kappa Sigma have been blessed to interact with members of the NPC (National Panhellenic Conference) and NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council), who provide leadership, campus spirit, philanthropy, service, and development opportunities for college women on campuses throughout North America.
Two members of Kappa Sigma played significant roles with the establishment and development of two of our interfraternal partners.. The contributions of these Brothers have been a significant source of Pride to Kappa Sigma.
On April 5,1895, Dr. Charles Richardson (Omikron, Emory & Henry, 1883) worked with Jean Vicenheller, Jobelle Holcomb, Christina May Boles, and Alice Cary Simonds to help establish Chi Omega Fraternity. Dr. Richardson is one of the five founders of Chi Omega and greatly treasured that honor throughout his life. He also was the Founder of the historic “Fabulous Xi” Chapter of Kappa Sigma at the University of Arkansas on May 29, 1890 and served as Worthy Grand Procurator of Kappa Sigma from 1898-1906.
Brother J. Miller Leake (Eta, Randolph-Macon College, 1897) provided tremendous assistance to Sigma Sigma Sigma in its early years. Sigma Sigma Sigma was founded at State Female Normal School (now Longwood College) on April 20, 1898, and was known as one of the “Farmville Four” along with Kappa Delta (founded on October 23, 1897), Zeta Tau Alpha (October 15, 1898), and Alpha Sigma Alpha (November 15, 1901). The Founders were Margaret Lee Batten, Louise Marie Davis, Martha Trent Featherston, Isabella Merrick, Sallie Jackson Michie, Lelia Scott, Elizabeth Watkins, and Lucy Wright.
Brother Leake wrote Tri Sigma’s Initiation Ritual, revised the Constitution, and assisted in writing the lyrics to “Stately and Royal”. Brother Leake is the only man given the permission to wear the Indented Triangle badge of Sigma Sigma Sigma.
Congratulations to undergraduate and alumnae members of Women’s College fraternities and sororities, as they have made such an important and vital difference to our society, to North America, and to many countries spread throughout the world. We celebrate your friendship today!