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Best Fraternity: Kappa Sigma

By Suze Garcia-Stam

Going to college comes with a bundle of different emotions and expectations like trying to make friends, figuring out the future, and setting oneself up for success.

At the University of South Carolina a lot of young men and women go into Greek life seeking solutions to these situations. Greek life means a lot to those involved, and Best of Carolina voters had a favorite when it came to fraternities Kappa Sigma, also known as KappaSig.

The Chi Omega chapter of Kappa Sigma at the University of South Carolina is just one chapter of the biggest college social fraternity in the world. The fraternity started at the University of Virginia in 1869 and now has over 200,000 living members across the United States and Canada.

Kappa Sigma’s objective “to foster benevolence through perpetual effort to improve the world we live in” is supported by the four pillars the brothers strive to use everyday: leadership, fellowship, scholarship, and service. The fraternity’s goal is to have brothers come out of their college experience as selfless members of society that are motivated to take responsibility, be honest, and generate goodwill. During their selection process they look for men that have characteristics of a selfless leader.

Kappa Sigma members have involved themselves in a variety of different organizations and are encouraged to involve themselves in student organizations, local charities and any other notable causes. This chapter’s recent philanthropy events had a personal touch when they helped one of their member’s youngest brothers live out their ultimate sports dream through DreamOn3, a nonprofit that helps children with life-altering disabilities. Kappa Sigma held a virtual 5K where they raised $9,096 and gave him a dream weekend filled with Gamecock football (Spurs Up!), gifts and exciting experiences.

With Kappa Sigma’s dedication to charity and commitment to cultivating successful men, it’s not hard to see why they were voted the Best Fraternity here at UofSC!