Welcome-Class-of-2018

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Dear UW Class of 2018,
Congratulations on your decision to attend the University of Washington this fall and the upcoming success
that you will find there. As you will soon know firsthand, the college experience is one that will provide you
with countless opportunities to develop professionally, expand your networks, and better yourself through
many different avenues and outlets.
As this is undoubtedly an exciting time for you, it is an equally exciting time for the Kappa Sigma Fraternity,
for we are crossing a new horizon at the University of Washington, as well. We have received full support
from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to begin our recruitment effort to reestablish our historic
chapter on your campus. Together we are offering an opportunity known throughout the fraternal world to
provide one of the most coveted experiences available to any undergraduate: becoming a Founding Father
of a Fraternity Chapter.
Kappa Sigma was originally founded in the year 1400 in Bologna, Italy, and then founded in America at the
University of Virginia in 1869. It now stands at over 290,000 initiates and is the largest collegiate fraternity
in the world with over 18,000 current undergraduate members. We are founded on four pillars: Fellowship,
Scholarship, Leadership and Service, recognizing that each of these is as important as the other in the
process of building strength, character, and determination.
Here are a few highlights of Kappa Sigma’s success over the last two years: more than 1,200,000 hours
volunteered for community and national organizations, more than $3.1 million donated to charity and more
than 19,000 new pledges recruited. All of these are Greek Life records.
The opportunity to become a Founding Father is a once in a lifetime proposition. Not only will you be helping
to restore a chapter with over 100 years of history and Alumni, you will be able to leave your own unique
mark on the University of Washington. You will be able to build this organization along with your fellow
Founding Fathers, while deciding everything from your chapter traditions to what types of social events you
want to put on as a group. We are concentrating our best resources to return Kappa Sigma to UW, and are
looking for Leaders, Scholars, and Athletes to establish a standard of excellence.
During the next few months we will be taking new members who do not just fit a standard, but set one. If
this is an opportunity that you think you might want to take advantage of, I would like to speak with you.
Please contact me for more information, or visit www.kappasigma.org/Washington for additional details.
Throughout one’s life there are many opportunities to leave a mark, but very few have the opportunity to
leave a legacy. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Sincerely,
Kyle DeVivo
[email protected]
(860) 202-1219
Kyle DeVivo • National Expansion Executive, Kappa Sigma Fraternity
1610 Scottsville Rd. • Charlottesville, Virginia 22902• Cell: (860)202-1219 • [email protected]
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