Kappa Sigma International Fraternity is among the oldest and largest collegiate fraternities in North America. We trace our historic and spiritual roots to the University of Bologna, Italy in 1400 and our American founding to 1869 at the University of Virginia. There are over 210,000 initiates living, leading and serving others in the United States and around the world.
The Gamma-Omicron Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity was established at the University of Kansas on May 18, 1912. We have over 1,000 living alumni and have an undergraduate membership that normally averages about 100 on the Lawrence campus. The stately English Tudor Chapter House at 1045 Emery Road in beautiful “West Hills” was originally built in the 1920’s and came into our possession in 1934. Fully renovated, modernized and refurnished in 1998 at a cost of approximately $3,000,000, our home comfortably accommodates 76 men and easily ranks among the top living facilities on campus.
Kappa Sigma’s International motto is “Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service”. The Gamma-Omicron chapter takes the motto seriously placing our members as leaders in campus and community organizations, honor societies and philanthropic activities. Our men work hard, play hard and serve others.
Generations of loyal Gamma-Omicron chapter alumni are typified by Brothers Robert Dole ’42 and Robert Eaton ’59 both of whom were honored in 2003 with the naming of major new KU campus buildings: the Senator Robert Dole Institute of Politics and Eaton Hall (School of Engineering). Bob Dole is former majority leader of the United States Senate and Bob Eaton is former Chairman of the Chrysler Corporation. A third Gamma-Omicron alumni was honored by KU in 2003 when Jayhawk Basketball All-American Howard Engleman ’38 watched his jersey retired and hoisted into the rafters at Allen Fieldhouse.