Our Chapter History
The burning of Nichols Gymnasium, which also housed the music department, in 1968 brought about the establishment of two organizations the Lynx Rufus Band Colony and the Phoenix Band Club. These organizations became the Delta Kappa chapter of Tau Beta Sigma and the Epsilon Pi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi on April 4,1970. The chapters were installed by Kansas State Teacher’s College (Emporia State University) and Wichita State University. At that time, 25 men and 17 women were initiated. Both chapters have experienced fluctuation in membership throughout the years, including a period of suspension near the turn of the century. These hardships did not prevent the chapters from upholding the theme of our program, “Pride.”
The “Pride of Wildcat Land” is much more than a slogan. It is what we share with every active and alumni member of our Epsilon Pi and Delta Kappa chapters. It is forever embedded in our hearts, minds, and souls. Keeping to the theme of pride, our chapters were able to rebuild and become what we are today.