Dear Kappa Sigma Pledge Parent:
As chairman of the Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation, aka the “Tau Trustees,” I would like to congratulate and welcome you and your family to the Tau Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the University of Texas. 

Your son’s pledge class is an exceptional array of 45 young men from across the U.S., with outstanding records of academic, athletic and leadership accomplishments. 

Earlier this month, several Tau alumni met with the 2018 pledge class and held a separate meeting with the current members of the Chapter. Our alumni are very proud of our fraternity and its membership. We work diligently to help our brothers have a successful and enriching college experience and provide post-graduate career guidance as well.
Kappa Sigma has consistently been among the top tier of UT’s social fraternities since 1884, with an active alumni base of more than 1,500 members residing throughout Texas and beyond. Today’s Chapter has more than 200 members and ranks in the top five in membership numbers of all Kappa Sigma chapters worldwide. 

The entrepreneurial spirit has guided the success and achievement of our members and has endured as our legacy. Currently, Kappa Sigma maintains a collective GPA of 3.4, one of the highest among UT’s large fraternities. We also bring focus to leadership and involvement in student and service organizations such as Student and Fraternity Government, The Texas Cowboys, Silver Spurs, and many other service, philanthropic and academic organizations within the University and Austin community. 
Kappa Sigma is one of UT’s oldest and most prestigious fraternities. Tau Chapter has produced an unprecedented number of distinguished alumni, seven of whom have been recognized as the International Kappa Sigma Man of the Year, more than from any other Kappa Sigma chapter: Cyrus R. Smith, Beauford Jester, Denton Cooley, MD, Richard Rainwater, Bill Wittliff, Dan Burck, and last year’s honoree, Tito Beveridge. Tau alumni have excelled in every conceivable profession and endeavor, including serving in the offices of governor, senator, university chancellor, regent and jurist, and earning international recognition in the fields of medicine, the law, investment banking, the arts, and as chief executives in entertainment, oil and gas, and software development. 

The Tau Trustees and National Fraternity mandate a “no hazing” policy, along with numerous restrictions regarding alcohol, controlled substances and other risk-management policies implemented to help the Chapter members navigate a safe fraternity life experience. 
The Tau Trustees are committed to providing the very best facilities on campus. The TKSEF, managed by a five-member alumni board, owns the Kappa Sigma campus in Austin and runs the Alumni Association. If you’ve not yet seen the property, we invite you to come take a tour. 

We welcome your feedback on fraternity-related matters and encourage your involvement in the Parents’ Association, which supports our Chapter with many fun and meaningful activities such as our annual Parents’ Weekend, Moms’ Weekend and father/son golf events. 
Please visit our website  for a variety of information about the Chapter and our Capital Campaign. Your email address has now been added to our database so that you will receive electronic news about upcoming fraternity activities. You can update your contact information any time through the website by clicking “Update Profile.” 
Our annual Parents’ Weekend is scheduled for November 2 and 3. On Saturday, November 3, parents, sons, alumni and family members will celebrate together to honor Reggie Tuck of Kerrville as this year’s Tau Man of the Year. Saturday’s schedule will be posted after the kickoff time for the UT vs. West Virginia game is announced. I look forward to seeing you there. 

Hook ‘em Horns! 

Best regards,
Jim Pritchett
Jim Pritchett
Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation
(713) 515-0719