We are the 220th chapter of Kappa Sigma. We were among the first chapters established at the University of North Alabama when Robert L. Potts decided to allow Greek Organizations to charter on campus.
Our Fraternity was officially chartered on May 4th, 1974.
*One of our founders, Richard Biddle was a well known radio personality and is credited with coining “The Shoals”. He was the owner of the local NBC affiliate and the Valley CW. Dick Biddle was also a leader in education. He served on the board of trustees at the University of North Alabama where he was the “father of the fraternity system”. Having been a Kappa Sigma member at Bucknell he started the first fraternity house at UNA with the Kappa Sigma House. The House is now named “Biddle Hall” in his honor. As alumni advisor for the University of North Alabama’s Kappa Sigma chapter he was given the international fraternity’s highest award, “Distinguished Service Commendation.” He is only the 21st recipient of the award in the history of Kappa Sigma, which is the oldest collegiate fraternity. In 1994, the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama established a Broadcast Journalism Scholarship honoring him.*
Our original fraternity house was located in the building that now houses the Off-Campus Bookstore.
In 1984, our fraternity was the first to build a house on Greek Row. Our house sits on the highest point on campus overlooking the rest of Greek Row. It was custom built with several nods to our fraternity present in its design.
Kappa Sigma has dominated on campus since with alumni all over the world. Our alums include businessmen, judges, politicians, doctors, teachers, police chiefs and even a former NFL Kicker! (Will Batson ’05). Our fraternity is rich in history and we strive to continue the tradition of excellence.