Kappa Sigma Gamma-Pi was awarded the Interfraternity Council (IFC) Chapter of the Year and Best Scholarship Program for 2013. We feel so honored to have been lauded so highly in the MIT FSILG community. Gamma-Pi strives for excellence in each of Kappa Sigma’s four pillars, Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. These pillars closely resemble the ideals of the FSILG community, so we take pride in holding ourselves to the highest standard and exemplifying these values. The Chapter pushed for increased ...Continue Reading →
This past Sunday, May 5, 2013, the Gamma-Pi brothers hosted their first annual Spring Cleaning philanthropy event. MIT students were encouraged to leave their unwanted clothes in a bag labeled for “Spring Cleaning” in the hallways outside of their dorm rooms. The Gamma-Pi brothers retrieved donations from Maseeh, Baker, McCormick, and Burton Conner, collecting enough bags of clothing to nearly fill our back entryway. Brothers also donated their own ...Continue Reading →
On May 5, 2013, Brothers Evan Wang, Jonathan Batscha, Joe Henke, and Marcel Polanco attended Project Bread’s 45th annual Walk for Hunger. The Walk for Hunger is held on the first Sunday in May every year, dating back to 1969. Participants begin the walk at Boston Commons, walking all or part of the 20-mile route to show their support for hunger relief and prevention. The Gamma-Pi’s joined in ...Continue Reading →
MIT Alpha Phi’s annual King of Hearts philanthropy event was held this past Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Walker Memorial. The event is staged as a male pageant show, where contestants are judged on their swimwear, evening wear, talent, and interview questions. All proceeds at the event are donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation for women’s heart health.
Our very own Brother Nate Rodman took home first place at ...Continue Reading →
The D. Reid Weedon Jr. ’41 Award recognizes Fraternity, Sorority, and Independent Living Group (FSILG) excellence in alumni relations over the past academic year, with first place receiving $7,500, second place receiving $2,500, and an optional Honorable Mention receiving $1,000. In recent years, the Gamma-Pi Chapter of Kappa Sigma earned an Honorable Mention in 2008 before winning first place in 2009. This year, Gamma-Pi received an Honorable Mention to ...Continue Reading →
On Monday, April 15, 2013, 25 Gamma-Pi brothers woke up early in the morning to volunteer for the Boston Marathon. Our brothers were stationed at mile 0 of the marathon, at Hopkinton, MA, cheering on and handing off water to the runners that passed by.
Around 3:00pm, two explosions at the finish line of the marathon injured hundreds and killed 3, throwing the city of Boston into a state ...Continue Reading →
MIT Campus Preview Weekend 2013 was held on April 11-14. This year, Gamma-Pi hosted a number of events, including pick-up soccer, cannoli taste-off, our original midnight buffets, and our trademark KhaoS party. We enjoyed meeting and spending time with the many prefrosh who attended our events. We hope to see many of the same faces in the fall as part of the MIT Class of 2017!Continue Reading →
On the weekend of March 1st – 3rd, the Gamma-Pi chapter of Kappa Sigma held its annual spring retreat. Spring retreat is an excellent opportunity for brothers to take a well-earned break from the rigorous academic life at MIT to enjoy each other’s company and focus on brotherhood development. However, it’s often difficult to schedule retreat while accommodating everyone’s schedules since all brothers are involved in a variety of student groups, activities, and varsity sports. Historically, attendance for spring retreat ...Continue Reading →
The Relay for Life initiative began over 20 years ago when Dr. Gordon Klatt walked and ran around the Baker Stadium track at the University of Puget Sound to fundraise for the American Cancer Society. Throughout the night, friends of Dr. Klatt donated $25.00 to walk or run around the track with him, and together they raised $27,000.00 in donations.
On March 9, 2013, the Gamma-Pi brothers showed their ...Continue Reading →
On February 26 and 27, MIT Kappa Sigma and MIT Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women collaborated in their efforts to raise money and awareness for Relay for Life. Students were welcomed to take a break from the cold and drop in the Student Center for a cup of hot chocolate in exchange for a $1.00 donation to the American Cancer Society. Together, we raised $230.00 in charitable proceeds and ...Continue Reading →