Greek life at the College continues to grow, as the recently established Kappa Sigma "colony" moves towards recognition from headquarters as an official fraternity chapter.
The colony currently boasts about 60 members, according to Director of Chapter Services for the Kappa Sigma National Chapter Leo J. Brown.
The launch of the Gamma Eta chapter in February marked the return of Kappa Sigma to campus more than 80 years after the original Harvard chapter voluntarily dissolved in 1933.
Brown praised the colony’s efforts so far, noting that the new members are “quite clearly putting their mark on the programming and the foundations and giving us something that you can tell they worked on.”
He added that the Harvard colony has participated in campaigns spearheaded by Kappa Sigma alumni and in service events with fellow chapters at Boston University and M.I.T.
“We have fairly good chapters in that area in Boston, so we do try to let them get connected to other guys that are in Kappa Sigma locally,” he said.
The president and several members of Kappa Sigma at Harvard declined to comment when reached by The Crimson.
Brown noted that the colony has attained the necessary number of members to be considered a chapter and can proceed with the remaining steps to re-charter as a formal chapter within the upcoming months. He said that to his knowledge the fraternity does not yet possess a physical space, as colonies are encouraged to delay securing such a space until they have been approved as full-fledged chapters.
Brown expressed his hope that the colony at Harvard will continue to promote service work, recruit men to join, and eventually become an award-winning chapter of Kappa Sigma.
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