In 1916, members formed the Kappa Sigma Sigma fraternity here on campus making 2016 its centennial celebration year. In honor of the anniversary, this year’s traditional Rendezvous will be a very special opportunity for Brothers to gather and look back at their part in the Redlands story.
The party will start Friday evening April 29 with an informal gathering for early arrivals. Saturday will include a continental breakfast and a full day of activities. For those who enjoy golf, the annual tournament will be held in Yucaipa during the day. Everyone will gather once again for a traditional Rendezvous dinner at Orton Center on campus on Saturday evening.
As a part of this wonderful milestone, brother Chris Hardy ’72 has compiled a written history of the fraternity rich with photos, reminiscences and information about the Birds, from the early days to the present. While undertaking his extensive research, Hardy was pleased to note that over the 100-year span of the fraternity, the character and sense of responsibility to benefit the University is a strong common thread uniting generations of brothers. This rich legacy goes well beyond the four years a brother is on campus and lasts a lifetime as brothers remain bonded by their shared ideals.
In honor of the centennial, Kappa Sigma Sigma has renamed its endowed scholarship originally established in 1965 “The Larson Fox Kappa Sigma Sigma Endowed Scholarship Fund” to recognize the contributions of brothers Ernie Larson ’22 and Jim Fox ’29, who conceived the idea for the scholarship 50 years ago. For more information, refer to the fraternity website, www.kappasigmasigma.com.