Kappa Sigma's pledge education process involves cultivating the new member with the basic knowledge necessary to understand the fraternity's history, founding, growth, leadership structure, and responsibility within the Greek community as a whole.
On a more personal level, the pledge program cultivates time management and personal development skills which become critical throughout college and beyond. In addition, emphasis is placed on the importance of responsibility to one's self in terms of academic, fraternal and community obligations.
During the pledge period, there are two necessary fees that must be paid to the Headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
1. pledging fee - one time fee due prior to the pledging ceremony
2. initiation fee - one time fee due prior to the initiation ceremony
All other fees and dues are determined by the Lethbridge chapter.
The minimum GPA for pledging and initiation is determined by the Chapter and the host institution. All scholarship questions can be directed to the Scholarship Chairman of the chapter.
Fellowship, Leadership, Service Obligations
These three obligations all vary based on each chapter's pledging program. Nonetheless, expect to be immediately involved with community service projects with the chapter brothers, campus organizations and leadership programming, and countless brotherhood and teamwork building activities.
The Creed of a Kappa Sigma
One of the first aspects a new member sees and hears upon joining Kappa Sigma is the Star and Crescent. This creed is the spoken motto of all Kappa Sigma men and its words reflect the ideals of the fraternity. Here is the Star and Crescent as found in the Bononia Docet; the history book all pledges receive:
"The Star and Crescent shall not be worn by every man, but only by him who is worthy to wear it. He must be a gentleman … a man of honor and courage … a man of zeal, yet humble … an intelligent man … a man of truth … one who tempers action with wisdom and, above all else, one who walks in the light of God."