Kappa Sigma
Cornell University's finest brotherhood of propitious and incommensurable intellectuals.
Alpha Kappa Chapter – Est. 1892
Letter From The President

  Since our founding in 1892, the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Kappa Sigma has focused upon development and growth as a brotherhood within the Four Pillars of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. As we approach our 120th year in our home at 600 University Avenue, we continue to foster a values-based brotherhood in which all brothers graduate as gentlemen and better off due to their experiences at the house. Our chapter helps young men forge lifelong friendships that extend far beyond our chapter house or general campus here at Cornell. While we are only undergraduate brothers for three or four years whilst attending this university, the bonds of Kappa Sigma continue long after we graduate from Cornell: we are Kappa Sigma brothers for life.

  Although I am just a Junior, I can confidently say that not only were these relationships and core principles the reason that I was honored to sign my bid for this chapter last spring, but are also the reason why I am proud to serve as president of our prestigious chapter. Here at the Alpha Kappa Chapter, we seek to provide the ideal fraternity experience and having a Brotherhood filled with a diversity of thought and background. Our brothers challenge themselves to pursue excellence in every course, club, job, and fraternity activity in which they participate. As an executive committee, we encourage our brothers to be involved in our chapter’s operations, in campus activities, and in the greater Ithaca community which we are constantly looking for avenues to give back. We hope that our website provides a brief glimpse into what our chapter represents, and if you have any questions about our brotherhood, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our recruitment chairs, executive committee, or myself.

Thank You and A.E.K.D.B.,

Matt Smith ‘23

Chapter President and Grand Master