Sigma Mu Sigma Fraternity is established at Elon College

1953
Sigma Mu Sigma Fraternity is established at Elon College

With the help of Elon faculty member Dr. William Moseley Brown (among the original founders of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society), the Lambda Chapter of Sigma Mu Sigma Fraternity is established at Elon College. Sigma Mu Sigma has a presence on a handful of other campuses, so

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Brothers move into the Neese House

September 1, 1963
Brothers move into the Neese House

Fourteen Sigma Mu Sigma brothers move into the newly renovated Neese House at 108 S. Williamson Avenue, just south of the railroad crossing – a property owned by Elon College that had been used by new faculty members.

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Sigma Mu Sigma Pursues Steps to Bring A Colony of Kappa Sigma to Elon

April 1, 1972
Sigma Mu Sigma Pursues Steps to Bring A Colony of Kappa Sigma to Elon

By now, a number of national fraternities and sororities have established chapters on campus, yet Sigma Mu Sigma is considered one of Elon’s local fraternities due to various transitions of the parent organization. For the first time, chapter members meet with William D. “Bill” Dorsey (a chapter development officer of

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Kappa Sigma Colony Is Established At Elon

1973
Kappa Sigma Colony Is Established At Elon

Elon’s Sigma Mu Sigma fraternity chapter formally becomes a Colony of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Mark Smith serves another term as President. The chapter resides in the territory of Kappa Sigma District Grand Master (DGM) Henry Nichols.

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Forty members of Sigma Mu Sigma initiated as charter members of Lambda-Lambda Chapter of Kappa Sigma.

September 21, 1973
Forty members of Sigma Mu Sigma initiated as charter members of Lambda-Lambda Chapter of Kappa Sigma.

Forty members of Sigma Mu Sigma, past and present, are initiated as charter members of Lambda-Lambda Chapter of Kappa Sigma. The founding chapter Grand Master (GM) is Gary Evans (initiate #1), Melvin Shreves #17 serves as the chapter’s first Alumnus Advisor (AA), and Anne Dechert is the Sweetheart.

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Fido Becomes our beloved Mascot

May 1, 1975
Fido Becomes our beloved Mascot

A stray dog shows up at Neese House. Bill Gortney #50 and Les Hall #56 are among those who feed her, and John Muir #33 persuades the brotherhood to regard her the chapter’s mascot. Quickly, “Fido” becomes a beloved extension of the Kappa Sigma brand on campus. Faculty allow her

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Lambda-Lambda House Corporation (LLHC) Established

February 22, 1978
Lambda-Lambda House Corporation (LLHC) Established

The Lambda-Lambda House Corporation (LLHC) is officially recognized by the State of North Carolina. The corporation’s singular charge is to assemble the funds required to purchase and operate an off-campus facility to house Elon’s Kappa Sigma chapter. The Bylaws prescribe for dues paid by undergraduate chapter members to be $10

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Neese House Demolished

July 1, 1979
Neese House Demolished

Due to concerns regarding the structural integrity of Neese House, the longtime college-owned facility is demolished by Elon College. Later, the property is conveyed to the Town of Elon to become site of its municipal building.

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Kappa Sigma Relocation to the Practice House

September 1, 1979
Kappa Sigma Relocation to the Practice House

Elon College relocates Kappa Sigma to Practice House — previously home to ITK (the last remaining local fraternity on campus).

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Lambda-Lambda Chapter Earns the National Office’s “Top Ten Chapter” Award

August 9, 1983
Lambda-Lambda Chapter Earns the National Office’s “Top Ten Chapter” Award

At Kappa Sigma’s 54th Biennial Grand Conclave in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lambda-Lambda Chapter again earns the national office’s ‘Top Ten Chapter’ award. Chapter GM Jay Paul #165 is present to receive the award on behalf of the chapter.

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Chapter Celebrates 10th Anniversary

October 1, 1983
Chapter Celebrates 10th Anniversary

On Homecoming weekend, the chapter celebrates the 10th anniversary of founding with a dinner-party held at the Burlington Ramada Inn. The entire founding EC returns to campus. A very special guest is Kappa Sigma’s former chapter development officer, Bill Dorsey. Mementos of the event include a hard cover photo album

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Third “Top Ten Chapter” Award / Chris Olsen #196 Named National GM of the Year

June 1, 1985
Third “Top Ten Chapter” Award / Chris Olsen #196 Named National GM of the Year

For the third time in four years, Lambda-Lambda Chapter earns the “Top Ten Chapter” award from the national office. GM Chris Olsen #196 is named the national GM of the Year, as well. Jimmy Zint #134 takes over as AA.

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Practice House Demolished and Chapter Moves to Chandler Hall

June 1, 1987
Practice House Demolished and Chapter Moves to Chandler Hall

To ease town-gown friction, Elon College announces plans to move the three fraternities (Kappa Sigma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Pi) from the block they have shared for several years with Elon Community Church. John Davis #204 serves as the AA.  In 1987 Kappa Sigma’s Practice House was demolished during the

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Fraternity Moves Into New Loy Center House

September 1, 1990
Fraternity Moves Into New Loy Center House

Elon College moves Kappa Sigma into one of the houses in the newly constructed Loy Center (dedicated on-campus residential housing for Elon’s Greek-letter organizations). Carter Smith #321 begins a term as VP of the Elon College SGA.

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20th Anniversary Celebration

1993
20th Anniversary Celebration

On Homecoming weekend, the chapter celebrates the 20th anniversary reunion. A pregame RV party is held Williams Stadium. Elon College President Fred Young and his wife, Phyllis, host a postgame party honoring the fraternity at the President’s residence (Maynard House). Worthy Grand Master (WGM) Wallace Bauman and Executive Director Mic

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LLHC Establishes Scholarship Fund

1994
LLHC Establishes Scholarship Fund

In 1994 the LLHC takes the initial steps to establish a scholarship fund managed by Elon College as part of the institution’s endowment. The funds collected are to generate scholarship stipends to deserving Elon Kappa Sigma undergraduates who apply. At the time, Elon College rules require a $10,000 minimum corpus

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2000 – A Year of Turmoil

2000
2000  – A Year of Turmoil

A series of on and off campus incidents in recent years severely test the patience of Elon officials. By this semester, the chapter has been suspended by Kappa Sigma’s Supreme Executive Committee (SEC), and the SEC has reached its limit of toleration. Word has it that the SEC is poised

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After A Year of Hard Work The Chapter Is Saved

April 1, 2001
After A Year of Hard Work The Chapter Is Saved

After nearly a year of hard work by a team of alumni and undergraduate chapter members, and with a newly installed EC led by GM Taylor Barnes #533 in place, the ABC agrees to dissolve. Thereafter, LLHC shall exist as the alumni body with overall responsibility for chapter oversight. The

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Kappa Sigma Sponsors Two Seats In Rhodes Stadium

November 1, 2001
Kappa Sigma Sponsors Two Seats In Rhodes Stadium

During Homecoming 2001 LLHC makes a 5-year commitment to sponsor two reserved seats with identity plaques in the newly opened Rhodes Stadium on the Elon campus. Jay Butler #82 is re-elected GM of LLHC, and Jay Dodson #281 is elected GM of the alumni association. The LLHC Board honors Butler

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Chapter Undergoes Sanctions

2005
Chapter Undergoes Sanctions

In the Spring of 2005 the chapter undergoes critical sanctions as a result of serious infractions incurred during the semester at the Tapscott house (the chapter’s unofficial off-campus social house). The chapter is suspended and held liable for a $10,000 fine imposed by the national office. Following a formal Membership

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Lambda-Lambda Alumni Association Receives Charter

September 20, 2007
Lambda-Lambda Alumni Association Receives Charter

IMH grants the official Charter of the newly constituted Lambda-Lambda Alumni Association. LLHC GT Tony Lewis #115 is empowered to facilitate the requisite legal and accounting steps (an arduous process that is expected to take two years or more). On September 20, 2007  the Kappa Sigma national office presents the

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Chapter Receives Founders Award of Chapter Excellence

July 1, 2008
Chapter Receives Founders Award of Chapter Excellence

The national office of Kappa Sigma recognizes the chapter with its first Founders’ Award of Chapter Excellence award – the second highest honor a chapter can achieve. GM Jim Frisch #645 accepts the F.A.C.E. award on behalf of the Lambda-Lambda Chapter at Kappa Sigma’s East Leadership Conference in Richmond, Va.

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William E. Gortney Distinguished Alumnus Award Established

May 20, 2011
William E. Gortney Distinguished Alumnus Award Established

Gary Evans #1 Wins John G Tower Distinguished Alumnus

December 10, 2012
Gary Evans #1 Wins John G Tower Distinguished Alumnus

At Kappa Sigma’s annual Founders Day Dinner in Washington, DC, Gary Evans #1 receives the national fraternity’s John G. Tower Award – the second initiate of Lambda-Lambda Chapter to receive this prestigious honor.

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