August/September 2017  House Newsletter

Evan Hart, Public Relations October 15, 2017

It was no surprise that the Brothers of the Theta-Xi started off this new school year with a bang. The first main rush event held was a viewing party of the big Connor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight. The event was held in the basement with food, music, and a big projector for the main event! The event hosted 20 potential rush who were serious about making strides in becoming a pledge of Kappa Sigma. With pinning approaching on Sept. 10, it was crunch time to find those who were serious about taking the oath to pledge to our Brotherhood.

This semester the Chapter has pinned 5 pledges who have taken the oath to become a worthy Kappa Sigma.

Though the numbers for the fall class are very small, our Rush Chair Kyle Wainscott has put in a tremendous amount of effort towards rushing in both the fall and spring. Our Chapter has estimated that the Spring pledge class has record breaking potential!

On 9/11, Brothers gathered and delivered cookies to the first responders including the Angola Police and Fire Departments to show our support and appreciation for their sacrifice.

On 9/28 Brothers took time out of their day to volunteer and park cars at the grand opening of the Steuben Country Humane Shelter for Brother Ralph and his wife Sheri Trine, and Brother Mitch Rhodes. To wrap up the day in more philanthropy, we had a brother volunteer for the annual Walk Into My Future event through Trine.

Pictured (L to R): Brothers Isaach Hines, Josh Jennings, Mitch Rhodes, Aaron Dea, Andrew Jordan, Morgan Sims, Jonathan Anderson, Ryan Bosse, Konnor Simpson, and Nathan Chupp

Blake Powell (Brotherhood Development), has proposed ideas for our Chapter to have annual formal dinners with Trine’s faculty members. This will allow for the Brothers of Kappa Sigma to collaborate on some of the great things our Chapter does for this University and the Angola Community. Not only will it show how beneficial Greek life is to the university, but it will allow our Chapter to maintain our positive reputation.

As the pledge process is approaching the midpoint, we have hopes to build on our relationships with the pledges as they make their final strides in getting initiated into our beloved Fraternity.


Evan Hart Public Relations




2017 SIG CUP Scholarship Golf Outing – Kappa Sigs vs. Alpha Sigs

August 4 and 5, 2017


Shawn Floyd,  May 16, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 SIG CUP Scholarship golf outing at Trine University and Glendarin Hills golf courses. We will play the University course on Friday August 4, 2017 and Glendarin Hills on Saturday August 5, 2017. The Friday match at the University course will start with registration and lunch at 12:00 PM and shot gun start at 1:30PM and dinner following the match. Friday’s match will be a 4-member team scramble. Saturday 2 team member scramble match will be at Glendarin Hills starting at 9:00AM, lunch to follow in the clubhouse. Both days will be a scramble format.

The Trine University Villa’s will be available for those needing lodging accommodations, the cost is $25.00/night. You can call Nancy Roberts at 260-665-4114 or email to reserve your lodging.

Sig Cup Expenses:

--Donation of a $100.00 or more to the Sig Cup Scholarship Fund. All donations go towards awarding 4 $1000.00 scholarships to two brothers from both the KS and AS Fraternities. You make your check out to Trine University and highlight in the note area – Sig Cup Scholarship Fund

--Friday’s Match at the University course in conjunction with the Trine Alumni and Friends Scholarship Outing is $180.00. You can pay when checking in on that Friday. I will turn in the names to the University. So you do not need to contact the University for this Friday Event.

--Saturday match at Glendarin Hills is $65.00 which includes golf, cart and lunch in the clubhouse.

Other Activities:

--Thursday evening dinner with the Alpha Sig’s – Mulligan’s – 6 PM
--Friday night after dinner there will be drinks at the new Alpha Sig Fraternity house --Saturday after lunch there will be boat ride around Lake James
--Saturday night dinner with the Alpha Sig’s – Place to be determined

Thanks for your continued support with the Scholarship fund. We have raised over $40,000.00 to date. 





Go to the Alumni page for the 50th Anniversary at the House Photo Gallery



Mark Houser October 29, 2016

The Recap of our Fifthtieth Anniversary

Charter Members

7 of the 41 Charter Members who founded Theta-Xi Chapter in 1966 joined us for the 50th Anniversary celebration. (L to R) Ralph Leidy, Dick Hartley, Mike Darch, Bill SanGiacomo, Dick Dowdell, Mick Walters and Rob Beggs.

Alumni Group Photo at the House



Mark Davenport  November 1, 2016

The weekend of Sept. 30 – Oct.2, 2016 included a very special gathering on the campus of Trine University. Over 130 Alumni, along with their wives and guests, joined the Undergraduate Brothers to celebrate 50 years of Brotherhood at the Theta-Xi Chapter of Kappa Sigma.

The weekend’s events began Friday morning with 16 Brothers competing in the Annual University Cup Golf Outing at Zollner Golf Course. The Kappa Sigma foursome of Bill SanGiacomo, Ryan Estes, Jordan Davidhizar and Trent Murphy finished the round tied for First Place.

Sagamore of The Wabash Awards to both Brother Rick James (‘71) and his wife Vicki in recognition

Several Alumni Brothers and guests attended the University’s Homecoming Dinner Friday evening where the highlight was the presentation of Sagamore of The Wabash Awards to both Brother Rick James (‘71) and his wife Vicki in recognition of their long time leadership and support of the Northeast Indiana community. The Sagamore of The Wabash is the highest award bestowed by the Governor of Indiana. A recorded message by the Lt. Governor introduced the presentation.

Saturday’s events included the Annual House Corporation Business Meeting, chaired by Corporation President Mark Houser (‘73), where Alumni Brothers were updated on the state of the Undergraduate Chapter, the financial status of the House Corporation and the progress of the 2016 fundraising campaign to reduce the mortgage balance.

Brothers Nick Lang (’13), Brian LeGalley (’15), Michael Nichols, Jr. (’15) and Mason Pelphrey (’15) were awarded scholarships

The meeting included the presentation of scholarships to 4 Undergraduate Brothers from funds raised at last summer’s 11th Annual Sig Cup Golf Challenge. Brothers Nick Lang (’13), Brian LeGalley (’15), Michael Nichols, Jr. (’15) and Mason Pelphrey (’15) were awarded scholarships by Sig Cup founder Brother Steve LaHood (’67). The Sig Cup Golf Challenge is a friendly competition between Alumni from Theta-Xi Chapter of Kappa Sigma and Alumni from the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity chapter at Trine University, held to raise scholarship funds for undergraduate Brothers from both Fraternities.

At halftime of the Homecoming football game, 7 of the 41 Charter Members who founded Theta-Xi Chapter in 1966 were recognized on the field by Trine University President, Dr. Earl D. Brooks, II. The Charter Members who joined us for the 50th Anniversary celebration were Ralph Leidy, Dick Hartley, Mike Darch, Bill SanGiacomo, Dick Dowdell, Mick Walters and Rob Beggs.

Annual House Corporation Business Meeting.

Saturday afternoon and evening saw a large gathering at the Chapter House for a hog roast and Reunion Program. The program was ably emceed by Brother Randy Plank (’72) and included short talks by Brothers from several eras of Chapter history and was highlighted by Charter Member and long-time Alumnus Advisor William R. “Bill” SanGiacomo (’66), and special guests District Grand Master Jake Vitrofsky (Gamma-Delta, University of Massachusetts, ‘11) and Worthy Grand Procurator Toby H. Taylor (Epsilon-Psi, Lambuth University, ’95).

The Alumni enjoying the camaraderie.

Brother Taylor pointed out that the Chapter started by 41 Charter members in 1966 has initiated almost 700 Brothers into Kappa Sigma and that the current Chapter roster of 33 Undergraduate Brothers and 8 Pledges equals 41 Brothers on which to build the next 50 years of Chapter history. The weekend event was a great recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Theta-Xi Chapter, and all in attendance enjoyed celebrating 50 years of Brotherhood, Friendship and Progress.