A Voteless People is a Hopeless People is a National Program of Alpha, dated back into the 1930’s. The Kappa Tau Chapter, chartered at Kansas State University in 1976, has taken pride in this program and placed an exclamation on its importance since. Every election year, whether local or national, the Kappa Tau Chapter reaches out to the students at Kansas State and locally to raise awareness of the ongoing campaigns. Our goal as a chapter is to make every voter not only as educated as possible on each candidate, but the importance of the election and its impact on our own community. We believe political advocacy is a necessary tool of outreach, impact, and empowerment.
Our chapter sets up information tables in and outside our student union where students and locals can not only come gather information on the upcoming election, but each political party. We also have voter registration forms for those who are interested and aren’t registered already. In 2012’s re-election, our chapter played its role in a two-week-long voter registration awareness program that registered over 800 students from Kansas State University. The fraternity also pays visits to local high schools to increase the growing youth’s awareness as well. That same year, the Kappa Tau Chapter visited Junction City High School, where in just one day, over 112 students were registered to vote.
As members of not only our fraternity, but Kansas State University, we love and take pride in serving our community. Every election has its impact on student resources, financial aid, and more. It affects all of us and as students we must pay our role and put ourselves in the best possible position that favors us and the community. We encourage all to contact us come election time for more information. A voteless people, is a hopeless people.