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Kappa Sigma was founded at the University of Virginia in 1869. William & Mary president Lyon Gardiner Tyler became a member of Kappa Sigma while at the University of Virginia. Kappa Sigma was established at the College of William & Mary in 1890 just two years after the institution had reopened in 1888.

Photographs of fraternity members are available in the Special Collections Research Center and in the yearbook, The Colonial Echo


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A note about the contents of this site

This website contains the best available information from known sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information in this website is not complete, and it changes as we continue to research and uncover new sources.