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Rob Lippincott '67 Honored as Tau Man of the Year 2015
Austin entrepreneur and business developer Rob Lippincott was honored as Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter's Man of the Year on November 7 at the 2015 Tau Trustee Reunion and Parents' Weekend luncheon. A crowd of more than 350 Kappa Sigma brothers and family members attended the annual celebration held at the Kappa Sigma lodge. (Read More)
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Our Tau Legacy - a New Chapter House
I write you today about a compelling and urgent need. The Tau Chapter house - after many years of deterioration - had become unsafe to inhabit and had to be demolished last year. We are now in the midst of a capital campaign to pay for the new chapter house which is currently under construction.
Because a new house had to be built, the Tau Trustees entered into a loan agreement to finance construction, with a completion date anticipated by year-end, 2016. We, as alumni, must help raise the necessary capital to retire this debt prior to completion.
You recall that our alumni provided us a place to live and congregate as Kappa Sigs while at UT. We must do the same for the members and pledges who have also chosen Tau Chapter as their lifelong affiliation. For many of us, the decision to pledge Tau Chapter was among the most important decisions we have made in our lifetimes - most importantly, because it gave us the opportunity to establish and nurture friendships and relationships that for most of us remain among our closest and most enduring.
This endeavor is simple - an obligation to provide for others what was provided for us. All of us should feel very proud of what the Tau Chapter is today - 220 members with 55-man pledge classes year after year; excellent academic achievement; community involvement and contribution; a healthy relationship to the national fraternity, all while sustaining an outstanding social life for its members.
This building project was not elective. It must be done to sustain the chapter and the legacy so important to us all. Please contact one of the alumni listed below at your earliest convenience to discuss this most important and urgent project. Simply click on the name of your choice to send an email or call one of us at the corresponding phone number below:
Danny Grant '79 (713) 830-4515
Please open your heart and try to remember the many ways that the Tau Chapter has contributed to your relationships and successes so that today's actives can be afforded the same advantages our predecessors provided to us.
Timothy J. Herman '63
Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter's
Summer Rush 2016 is now underway. In light of all the great things going on with the Tau Chapter, this should be a banner year for rushing the finest young men on the UT campus as Kappa Sigma pledges.
Please consider making your donation today. We will use the money we raise to take prospective rushees to dinners, golf outings and other social gatherings to get acquainted with them and see if they are a good fit for the Tau Chapter.
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Rush 2016 Donate Now
Please contact us at your earliest convenience if you would like to organize or host a fundraising event for the Tau Chapter's "Diamonds in the Rush" 2016 campaign.
You can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call us on our cell numbers below with any questions or suggestions. We will send you frequent updates throughout the summer to let you know the progress of our rush fundraising efforts.
Thank you so much for supporting the Tau Chapter!
Ben Sarvadi '14
Conner Rambin '14
Kappa Sigma House Construction Ahead of Schedule
Dear Tau Alumni & Parents,
The construction of the new Kappa Sigma Residence Hall is three months' underway and we couldn't be more excited. With four stories providing 40,000 square feet of living space, including 36 bedrooms, the new living quarters will be one of the largest and finest fraternity houses in the country.
On behalf of the Tau Chapter, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to all alumni and parents whose generous donations are making this new house possible. The construction process is amazing and I encourage all alumni and parents to visit the property to witness the magnitude of this alluring structure.
I'm pleased to report another successful fundraising year for our philanthropy cause, the SEAL Legacy Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing support to families of wounded and fallen U.S. Navy SEALS. We doubled ticket sales in our most recent campaign, raising $5,000 more than the previous year, for a total of $45,000 in contributions. We continue to coordinate events with the organization in the fall and spring and encourage everyone to donate to this great cause.
I'm also very proud of the chapter's academic ranking within the Interfraternity Coucil. We achieved an overall GPA of 3.234, placing us 7th among the 27 fraternities on the UT campus.
As Tau continues to prosper, we remain humble and focused on our goals. With an outstanding rush team, the lodge and new house, we expect this year to be the most successful rush season in Tau history. The recently elected Grand Masters of Ceremonies for spring and fall, Ben Sarvadi '14 and Conner Rambin '14, are already working hard to launch this year's rush fundraising campaign. Rush-related events are scheduled for late April in Houston and Dallas and all alumni and parents are invited. More updates to follow in the upcoming months.
In closing, I want to again thank all alumni and parents. Your participation, guidance and support play a huge role in our success and we will be forever grateful.
Michael Swayne '13
Denton Cooley Tau Classic
A New Kappa Sigma Residence Hall for the Tau Chapter is now under construction.
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