Monthly update – February

February was a strong month for the Theta-Zeta Chapter of Kappa Sigma. We currently have 23 pledges assigned to their Big Brothers, and they are working hard to learn the history of Kappa Sigma.

Ritual certificates earned

We are happy to have awarded nine certificates of ritual proficiency last month:

Pledging
Garret Jordan

Grand Master
Joshua Dietz and Kristian Goebel

Initiatory
Joshua Dietz and Kristian Goebel

Installation of Officers
Kristian Goebel, Ethan Rogers and Jonathan Lewis

Explanatory Lecture
Cash Daggett

We are proud to announce two new Masters of the Ritual!

Cash Daggett and Ethan Rogers have shown their dedication to learning the history and ritual of Kappa Sigma and successfully earned all ritual proficiency certificates. Congratulations! (Learn more about this achievement.)

Looking ahead…

There are three events coming up soon.

The Steven Alonzo Jackson Weekend of Giving will take place on the weekend of March 6 – 8. We challenge the alumni to help us beat the total of $6,818.00 we had last year. All your donations will go to our Chapter’s scholarship fund.
Donate: https://thetazeta.org/sajdonate
More info: https://thetazeta.org/sajabout

Cowdrop sales begin on March 16. Tickets will again be available online.
More information: https://thetazeta.org/cowdrop

Black & White will be the weekend of May 1 – 3 in Ruidoso. Please contact the Grand Master if you are interested in attending.
More information: https://thetazeta.org/blackandwhite

Monthly update – January

The Theta-Zeta Chapter finished the Fall 2019 semester strong. We had 49 brothers get over a 3.0 GPA, which brought the Chapter average to a 3.04 – enough to beat the all-men’s GPA on campus. During the weekend of January 10 – 12, the Executive Committee attended the Spring 2020 Officer Retreat in Albuquerque, where they obtained the tools to prepare for the coming semester.

As Spring rush ends, we have recruited 24 new pledges which we hope to initiate as the semester progresses.

We are approaching the first ritual testing date on February 15.We anticipate having upwards of 5 certificates awarded, including 3 new Masters of the Ritual.

Over the break…

At the end of the fall semester and into the break, the following certificates were earned by brothers:

Pledging Ceremony
Luke Lueras, Travis Barks, Anthony Campos, Izaih Christianson, Manuel Rivera and Clayne Williams

Grand Master of Ceremonies
Kristian Goebel and Edward Varela

Grand Master
J.R. Bailey and Trenton Ramsey

Ceremony of the Initiatory
J.R. Bailey and Trenton Ramsey

Installation of Officers
Kenan White

Explanatory Lecture
Jonathan Lewis

Looking ahead…

We have two events coming up soon.

Cowdrop sales begin on March 16. Tickets will again be available online. More information: https://thetazeta.org/cowdrop

Black & White will be the weekend of May 1 – 3 in Ruidoso. Please contact the Grand Master if you are interested in attending. More information: https://thetazeta.org/blackandwhite

72nd Biennial Grand Conclave Awards

With the summer comes the 72nd Biennial Grand Conclave, and that means celebrating 150 years of Kappa Sigma with fellowship and the award season. This year, Theta-Zeta has been recognized for the following achievements:

  • Being a Champion Chapter for being the largest fraternity on campus
  • An Outstanding Single Military Heroes Campaign Event
  • An Outstanding Single Community Service Event
  • An Outstanding Intramural Achievement
  • An Outstanding Communications Program
  • FACE (Founder’s Award for Chapter Excellence)
  • Being 100% Ritually Proficient with over 3 certificates per brother

Multiple brothers were recognized for individual achievements as officers and alumni volunteers.

Be sure to keep up with our social media channels for more from the 150th anniversary celebration from the birthplace of Kappa Sigma, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Brothers recognized on Spring 2019 Dean’s List

We would like to give some well deserved recognition to our brothers who have dedicated themselves to our scholarship pillar and received the honor of making Spring 2019 Dean’s List. Thank you brothers for continuing to better yourselves and our fraternity.

Blake AhrensSteven Lopez
Zachery BevinsJorge Ortiz
Jesus CastilloJesse Sanchez
Casey ChavezCaleb Talbot
Michael GardnerAlejandro Torres
Max GraffEdward Varela
Kekoa VonSchriltz

Theta-Zeta Chapter Update – March 1

The Chapter is pleased to announce a successful spring rush with 22 pledges rushed, bringing the yearly total to 104. This ranks Theta-Zeta as the highest-rushing chapter according to data from HQ.

We are getting ready for the annual Cowdrop fundraiser! Pre-sales start here at thetazeta.org/cowdrop on March 9, and the event formally begins March 18 – April 7.

Get ready for Black & White! The formal event runs May 3 – 5 in Ruidoso, NM. To RSVP, please contact our Special Events chair.

Come celebrate 150 years of Kappa Sigma with us! We’re planning on winning it all during the 72nd Biennial Grand Conclave, celebrating the fraternity’s 150th Anniversary. Learn more and register for the event at kappasigma150.com.

Theta-Zeta recruits 82 fall pledges

It’s an exciting time at Eastern New Mexico University, where we have recruited 82 men to join the Chapter!

Over the next few weeks, we plan to inspire them to become the best men that they can be during the pledging process, and we hope to initiate these fine men into our brotherhood.

According to numbers from Kappa Sigma HQ, this was the highest rush count across all of Kappa Sigma.