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Considering the current global pandemic and Penn State shutting campus down for the time being, we wanted to point out all the great things our active Brothers at Kappa Sigma Penn State had been doing this semester to keep themselves busy. The start of the 2019-2020 academic year exemplified the mission of Kappa Sigma to…

…compliment and enhance the educational mission of Penn State.

Actives are doing this by prioritization of academics and having participated in a variety of university events. The academic report for Fall 2019 shows a house GPA of 3.28, the seventh highest PA out of the 27 fraternity houses at Penn State.

…promote the ideal of Brotherhood.

Kappa Sigma had a very successful rush this Spring semester with over 350 guys at Zone Day, thanks to Rush Chairs Brandon Lafountain and Brett Blazejewski. After a long rush week, 26 guys accepted their bids and began the pledging process! Pledge Master Graham Van Benthuysen and Chris Linnell are excited to mold these men into true Kappa Sigmas who adhere to the Kappa Sigma mission.

…actively contribute to the personal growth and development of its members.

Kappa Sigma provides a wealth of opportunities for Brothers to be involved and develop well-rounded social and leadership opportunities. Our active Brothers put this into practice both inside and outside of the fraternity. Here is a glimpse a some of our involvement:

  • Shravan Asthana: Alpha Epsilon Delta Corporate Donations Chair
  • Drew Tochterman: Writer for Trend State
  • Quentin Lee: PSHRS Merchandise Chair
  • Nick Daffan: President of Triathlon Club
  • David Bromberg: President of TAMID Investment and Consulting Group
  • Alex Reba: Delta Sigma Pi International Business Fraternity Treasurer
  • Carson Keefe: Phi Beta Lambda Alumni Relations Chair
  • Joe Ruch: Campus Weather Service Anchor

Within the Fraternity, rush periods and THON have been front and center. Sadly, the Brothers had been looking forward to parties and formals later this Spring but with the shutdowns, these events have either been canceled or postponed. We urge all Alumni to keep an eye on the website www.kappasigpsu.com for updates as things progress over the next few weeks.

…promote ethical behavior and decision-making.

The active Brothers are regularly seeking to implement sound decision-making and appropriate behavior. This is evidenced in their stellar academic and service records for the 2019-2020 academic year thus far.

…encourage service to others.

This is one of the most exciting ways our Brotherhood makes an impact. Kappa Sigma Brothers participated in Penn State THON 2020, Feb. 21-23. Brothers Kyle Pollock, Eric Phythyon and Peter Bridgewater were selected to represent Kappa Sigma, and Brother Avery Gross danced as an independent dancer. The Fraternity was partnered with the Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, and together, they raised $165,989.70 of the $11,696,942.38 total for THON 2020.

They also recently had a community service event Jan. 28 at the Centre County Republican Party office, where five Brothers spent two hours of their evening rearranging offices and disposing trash. Brothers Matthew Schwenk, Levi Basom, Daniel Phillips, Matthew Biedronski and Joel Vardon were all involved in this event.