Frequently Asked Questions
What is rush?
The term "RUSH" is often used as a more appealing substitute to the term membership recruitment. Rush regers to the primary membership recruitment drive that each fraternity participates in over the same week-long period. During Rush, fraternities generally set up a calendar of events designed to attract students interested in what fraternity life has to offer. Prospective members have the chance to get to know all three fraternities at OCU during rush week. At the end of the week, a bid day occurs where prospective members have the chance to accept a bid to join a house.
What is a bid?
A bid is the general term to describe a formal invitation to pledge a fraternity. At the end of our Rush Week, prospective members are given bids and if they accept membership, they are then pledged into the fraternity.
Will pledging hurt my grades?
Scholarship is the most important cornerstone of Kappa Sigma. Kappa Sigma has had the highest men's organization GPA on campus for the past three semesters. Kappa Sigma also has the highest GPA on campus of any fraternity on campus.
Does Kappa Sigma haze pledges or members?
Kappa Sigma DOES NOT HAZE!!! We build better men through positive and safe brotherhood development activities.
Does Kappa Sigma assist with my pledge dues?
Don't ever let money stop you from doing something you really want to do. Don't worry, we'll help you out. Kappa Sigma has a scholarship/leadership program which gives out cash scholarships that can be used towards dues. Also, there are many alumni that are more than willing to help out with dues.
Will I have enough time for pledging as a freshman in college?
Absolutely! The Kappa Sigma pledge program is designed to work around your schedule. Kappa Sigma will not interfere with your academic or athletic priorities.
How long is the pledge program in Kappa Sigma?
Kappa Sigma has a pledge program that will not exceed 60 days. Other fraternities on campus have pledge programs that will exceed the amount of time it takes to become a Kappa Sigma.
Do I have to consume alcohol if pledge Kappa Sigma?
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity abides by the laws of the land and our code of conduct when it come to the consumption of alcohol. Underage drinking is illegal and is not allowed in Kappa Sigma. Also, the code of conduct DOES NOT allow hazing, underage drinking, or alcohol related activates in association with pledging.
Who are some of Kappa Sigma's notable alumni?
Jimmy Buffet, Robert Redford, Bob Dole, Chris Harrison, and Ted Turner are just a few of the many famous Alumni of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.