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Kappa Sigma (Beta-Omicron Chapter) Records

Identifier: U378


This collection contains the records of the Beta-Omicron chapter of Kappa Sigma international fraternity, which was active on University of Denver campus from 1902-2017.


  • 1915 - 2003


Biographical / Historical

Kappa Sigma is one of the five largest international collegiate fraternities and was founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia. It's motto is "Bononia Docet" which translates as "Bologna Teaches" and references the story of a secret society of students at the University of Bologna created between 1395 and 1400. Kappa Sigma founders are said to have been inspired by the traditions of this order in Bologna. Kappa Sigma made the decision to leave the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) in 2002, along with Phi Delta Theta.

The University of Denver chapter, Beta-Omicron, was founded in 1902 and lasted until 2017. As of 2022, the chapter is inactive.


2 Linear Feet (2 containers (flat print box and letter document box))

Scope and Contents

This collection contains nine folders in box 1: details of the portrait project for DU Kappa Sigma alum Lowell Thomas, scholarship details, lengthy correspondence on allegations of Kappa Sigma's involvement in Woodstock West, numerous flyers and programs for Kappa Sigma Events including Hall of Fame inductions for 2002 and 2003, the Kappa Sigma house schematic design, memorabilia including dance cards and an induction certificate, press clippings and publications. Box 2 (flat box) includes 3 group/house portraits for 1970, 1976 and 1990.


Multiple series arranged in Box 1. Box 2 (flat box) is only chapter group portraits.

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Repository Details

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