Kappa Sigma welcomed 53 initiates to the Tau-Eta Chapter at the University of Rhode Island on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The chapter became the 393rd to receive its charter in the Fraternity’s history. Tau-Eta was colonized in October 2013 and completed all requirements to receive its charter in just over one year. The Brothers of Tau-Eta were initiated by ritual teams from five surrounding chapters. The ritual teams were led by Deputy Ritualist Elliott B. Hopper (Kappa-Iota, Middle Tennessee State University, ’91). The five ritual teams came from the following chapters:
- Beta-Kappa – University of New Hampshire
- Epsilon-Zeta – University of Connecticut
- Mu-Psi – Boston University
- Pi-Kappa – Bentley University
- Pi-Omega – Sacred Heart University
Worthy Grand Scribe Jeffrey S. McKenzie (Xi-Lambda, University of Delaware, ’97) attended the ceremonies and provided the keynote address at the installation banquet. The chapter is led by Grand Master Colin Capparelle and assisted by Alumnus Advisor Aaron M. Gill (Xi-Beta, Northeastern University, ’08). Tau-Eta is located in the Eastern New England District where Brother Robert J. Ranley (Xi-Beta, Northeastern University, ’05) serves as District Grand Master.
Also in attendance at the installation were Western New England DGM John C. Ellis (Delta-Alpha, Carnegie Mellon University, ’11) and National Expansion Executive Kyle A. DeVivo (Alpha-Lambda, University of Vermont, ’08).
About the Tau-Eta Chapter
The Tau-Eta Chapter was founded on Nov. 22, 2014 at the University of Rhode Island. The chapter has 53 men on its roster and has completed more than 1,500 hours of community service in its short existence. Follow Tau-Eta online via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.