Map to Kappa Sigma

College can be a rough time in someone’s life. Being far away from home for the first time, many students find it hard to discover their place, especially at a big university like the University of Florida. But for the brothers of Kappa Sigma, that is not a problem. Here at our chapter we are a band of brothers who are there for each other no matter what. It is because of this strong brotherhood that as a group we have accomplished such amazing feats as winning UF’s largest philanthropy, Dance Marathon at UF, 7 of the past 8 years, winning the 2006 Fraternity Flag Football Championship, and been named the 2006 UF Fraternity of the Year.

2006 Football Game

Whether you’re a freshman or a current student, Kappa Sigma may be the place for you to call your home away from home. We would like to show you what Greek Life has to offer. If you don’t know much about fraternities and the rush process, you’ll find an introduction below. If you’re familiar with the system and rush process, skip on down to the next section to read about our chapter.

The Kappa Sigma fraternity’s foundation rests on four pillars of character we all strive to exhibit in our daily lives: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. Below you’ll find out more about how the Delta-Delta chapter here at UF fulfills our commitment to these standards. If you like what you read, make it a point to stop by our house anytime and meet the brothers in person.

FELLOWSHIP

One thing we are reminded of every fall and spring during rush is the strength of our brotherhood. It’s something the rushees always mention to us–that our brothers seem to get along with each other so well.

We look to spend as much time together as possible. That means football games and barbecues, multiple socials with dates and sororities, brotherhood events like paintball, and parties–there’s always a brother to call up and something going on. Our brothers use these fellowship opportunities to make lifelong friends and connections. We truly are brothers.

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Brothers and their dates at Formal 2008 - Ft. Myers, Florida

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Brothers together on Spring Break in the Florida Keys

LEADERSHIP

If you’re looking for leadership opportunity, the Greek System is a great place to find it. Kappa Sigma brothers fill leadership positions both in and outside of the chapter–we have an Executive Committee of five members as well as committees covering aspects of fraternity life from finance to brotherhood development to sorority relations. There are so many ways to get involved, it’s almost impossible not to!

You’ll find Kappa Sigmas in organizations campuswide: Homecoming/Gator Growl, UF Cicerones, Dance Marathon, Florida Blue Key, BOCC, FCA, Young Life, College Republicans, Student Government, IFC (Interfraternity Council), AMSA, and the list goes on.

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2008 Kappa Sigma Leadership Conference

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Kappa Sigmas involved in Florida Blue Key

SCHOLARSHIP

Think good grades and Greek Life don’t mix? We think not. Scholarship and the principles of academia are the basis of the university system. We know you’re here for an education first and foremost, and so we take advantage of our collective resouces to give every brother an advantage.

If you ever need help in a subject, there’s sure to be an older brother familiar with the material who can help you out. We also have an extensive study cabinet with countless old tests and studying materials. Not to mention the numerous study areas located in our new house.

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The new Kappa Sigma house behind sorority row

SERVICE

Delta-Delta participates in a wide array of service projects to benefit the community and the campus. Aside from our high turnouts to other Greek philanthropy events, we have our own philanthropy: “The Kappa Sigma Blacktop Beach” a sandcastle building competition benefiting March of Dimes. In 2010, the event had an attendance of hundreds and raised over $3,000. But our biggest charitable effort each year comes through Dance Marathon.

“Dance Marathon at UF,” which benefits Children’s Miracle Network, is the largest student-run philanthropy in the southeast. Our chapter has won the Miracle Cup, the event’s highest award, 6 of the past 8 years while paired with a sorority. We won in 2002 while paired with the ladies of Chi Omega sorority, in 2003 and 2005 while paired with the Kappa Delta sorority, again in 2006 paired with Chi Omega, in 2007 with Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and once again in 2008 with Kappa Delta. In 2008 our team raised just over $59,000 out of a total of over $427,000. This was the most contributed through any Dance Marathon. In 2010 Kappa Sigma contributed over $50,000 while paired with Delta Zeta, the most of any pairing. This helped to surpass the previous overall record. Kappa Sigma Delta-Delta is committed to the service of the community.

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TOPS Soccer Field Day with the ladies of Delta Delta Delta

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Blacktop Beach Philanthropy-2010

CHECK IT OUT: A GUIDE TO RUSHING AT UF.

Redefining the Standard

What is Redefining the Standard? It’s our prevailing theme of brotherhood we’ve followed since our most recent rechartering in 2001. Our chapter was founded on the basis of redefining what it means to be Greek here at the University of Florida. We are gentlemen of zeal here at Delta-Delta. Want to know more? Contact our rush chair Drake Babis at dbabis@ufl.edu and make sure you come out to fall rush.

Come find out how we are “Redefining the Standard”…