Campus Adds University Drive, Bringing Increased Visibility for Beta-Chi
The school year has just begun, and we completed the most successful recruitment of any fraternity at MS&T with 37 new members. The house is full and several of the new members are in the dorms waiting for spots. Congratulations to Recruitment Chairman Blaine Hrovat ’15, the recruitment committee, and the Chapter officers led by GM Tyler Howe ’14.
TKE completed the construction of a new house on fraternity row where the old round house of Delta Sig was located. It is a completely new structure and is a great complement to fraternity row. Beta Sig is planning a renovation and addition. Sig Tau is also planning renovations. Kappa Alpha completed renovations two years ago. With all of these updates, fraternity row is looking great. Despite the competition for members from the new dorms and other new fraternity houses, the Beta-Chi Chapter of Kappa Sigma stands strong.
For those who have not been to campus in a while, the university purchased all the property along Highway E and renamed it University Drive. The highway department put a roundabout at the intersection of Highway E and White Columns Drive. Every visitor to the university now has a great view of our house and fraternity row. All the chapters on fraternity row have recognized this and improved the aesthetics of their houses. The front of our house and the rear of the houses on fraternity row are viewed by hundreds daily, enhancing our visibility on campus. Thirty years ago we may have been considered off campus, but now we are located at the entrance to the university. Great move by the 1960 House Corporation!
This past year, we repainted rooms in the west addition of the Chapter House, painted the dining room, repaired all the ceiling fans, replaced some furniture, and purchased the last group of new mattresses. We replaced the retaining wall at the rear service driveway and installed a new basketball goal on the patio. We are also developing plans to expand our weight room. The weight room is an extremely popular feature in the house and is used daily by many members. It promotes health and fitness. We are excited about the possibilities.
I want to thank all of you for your continued support and brotherhood. Kappa Sigma continues to thrive in Rolla.
Robert Hoffmann ’78
Alumni House Fund Association President