National and Alpha Tau History
Kappa Sigma was founded around the year 1400 AD at the University of Bologna. Founded by Manuel Chrysoloras, a Greek scholar at the University, Kappa Sigma was formed as a means of protection from robbers who preyed on students of the university. After spreading to the five great universities in Europe, Kappa Sigma came to America on December 10, 1869 at the University of Virginia. From there it came to Georgia Tech in 1895. Kappa Sigma is the third oldest fraternity at Georgia Tech, has the longest standing charter of any fraternity on the campus, and has developed a rich history and traditions that live on today. The chapter house, which is located at the corner of Sixth Street and Fowler, is a stones throw away from many of Georgia Tech's Athletic facilities and is home to around 50 brothers.
Nationally, Kappa Sigma is one of the strongest fraternities in the U.S., adding more new members each year than any other fraternity. Visit the Official Kappa Sigma National website.