Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities and a secret society. Sigma Chi was founded on June 28, 1855 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio when members split from the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Sigma Chi has seven founding members: Benjamin Piatt Runkle, Thomas Cowan Bell, William Lewis Lockwood, Isaac M. Jordan, Daniel William Cooper, Franklin Howard Scobey, and James Parks Caldwell. Sigma Chi is a part of the Miami Triad, along with Beta Theta Pi and Phi Delta Theta.
The Kappa Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi began its colony days in 2003 with the letter designation Sigma Sigma Chi (ΣΣΧ). After more than two years of hard work and dedication by the those members, the UT Martin colony of Sigma Chi was awarded its charter and given the chapter designation of Kappa Psi. In 2009 the chapter designated its first house at 222 Oakland Street. In 2012 the chapter designated its current house at 210 Oakland Street, one that was larger and would be able to meet the needs of our growing fraternity. The Kappa Psi chapter has proven itself to be one of the best fraternities on campus and continues to develop and better itself on campus, producing leaders and quality young men.
Sigma Chi Kappa Psi Today
Since that day our chapter has continued to grow and advance the interest of the fraternity. Sigma Chi has become one of the most competitive IFC fraternities on campus during homecoming, greek week, athletics, and in raising money for philanthropy events. The chapter is also proud of maintaining first in grades for every semester it has been active on campus execpt for one. Brothers in Sigma Chi are also very involved on campus with brothers being active members of SOAR Staff, Rho Chi's, SGA members and officers, IFC members and officers, Emerging leaders, Honor Society, University Scholars, ROTC, Housing staff, and many other campus organizations and leadership positions.
"I think the Ritual and the fraternity mystics, and just the sense of history that goes back with Sigma Chi are things that help make those bonds so strong."