FAQs for Students

Welcome to the Theta-Zeta Chapter of Kappa Sigma at Eastern New Mexico University! Established in 1962, we are the oldest and largest fraternity on campus, with a rich history of excellence. This FAQ page should answer some of the most common questions students have about our fraternity.

About Kappa Sigma at ENMU

What are Kappa Sigma’s core values and history?

Nationally, Kappa Sigma is built on four core values: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. Founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia, we strive to create a welcoming environment where brothers can develop meaningful friendships, academic excellence, and leadership skills, all while giving back to the community.

Locally, the Theta-Zeta Chapter has been a dominant organization at Eastern New Mexico University for over 60 years. Our chapter was established in 1962 by a diverse group of 30 campus leaders and has since become synonymous with excellence on campus, consistently winning top awards in academics, community service, and ritual proficiency.

What is Kappa Sigma’s hazing policy?

Kappa Sigma has zero tolerance for hazing. We believe in building brotherhood through positive experiences and respect our members’ well-being. Our national organization has a strict anti-hazing policy that outlines prohibited activities.

Thinking about Joining?

Is Kappa Sigma a good fit for me?

Kappa Sigma offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for men of all backgrounds. We provide opportunities to connect with like-minded brothers and develop your full potential, regardless of whether you’re outgoing or introverted.

How much time commitment is required and how much does it cost to join?

We understand that academics come first. As a pledge, there are weekly meetings and the pledge ceremony. Initiated brothers attend chapter meetings. We encourage participation in other events, but academics are always supported. Dues are affordable, with a one-time pledge and initiation fee that covers insurance, scholarships, and chapter bills. We also offer a program called “Theta-Zeta for Life” to help reduce costs.

Can I still be successful in school?

Absolutely! Kappa Sigma prioritizes academic achievement. We offer tutoring programs, study sessions, and mentorship from older brothers to help you succeed. The Theta-Zeta Chapter has a long history of academic excellence, with our eight Silver Bowls for academic excellence being a testament to that commitment.

What is Pledging Like?

What is a Pledge and what happens during Pledging?

A Pledge is a brother in training. Pledges attend most Kappa Sigma events (excluding formal chapter meetings) and learn about our fraternity, values, and traditions. Pledging lasts a maximum of 60 days, with semesters offering opportunities to participate in community service events. During this time, you’ll receive a guidebook and attend pledge meetings to build relationships with your fellow brothers-to-be.

How long is Pledging?

Pledging lasts a maximum of 60 days. You can pledge during either the fall or spring semester.

Benefits of Joining Kappa Sigma

Can I develop leadership skills and build my resume?

Kappa Sigma is a great place to develop leadership skills! The Theta-Zeta Chapter has a long history of leadership on campus, and brothers often hold leadership positions in various organizations. Through chapter events and activities, you’ll gain valuable communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills that can be added to your resume and impress potential employers.

Local Chapter Achievements

Theta-Zeta is the most decorated chapter at ENMU, consistently winning awards in academics, community service, and ritual proficiency. Here are some of our achievements:

  • Over 22 consecutive Founder’s Circle Awards (highest chapter award)
  • 21 G.M.A. Cups (top award based on fraternity ritual)
  • 15 consecutive Founder’s Award of Chapter Excellence (FACE) Awards
  • 8 Silver Bowls for academic excellence
  • 3 Jackson’s Cup awards (most men pledged in a year)

A Legacy of Excellence

The Theta-Zeta Chapter has a long and storied history at ENMU. Since our founding in 1962, we’ve been a driving force for excellence on campus. Our commitment to fellowship, scholarship, leadership, and service is reflected in our numerous awards and achievements.

Ready to Join?

If you’re interested in learning more about Kappa Sigma and becoming a brother, Theta-Zeta Chapter encourages you to take the next step! Here are a few ways to get involved:

  • Visit our chapter house: Located at 227 S Ave K (right across from Curry Hall) – our doors are always open for potential new members!
  • Attend a recruitment event: During recruitment week, we host various events that showcase the Kappa Sigma experience. These events are a great way to meet the brothers, learn more about our fraternity, and see if Kappa Sigma is a good fit for you.
  • Contact us: Fill out the form on our Recruitment page to get connected with our recruitment team and learn more about upcoming events.

We look forward to getting to know you!