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Fraternity Announces Bottled Water Drive to Aid Firefighters

The brothers of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Oklahoma City University recently began collecting bottled water to distribute to the firefighters working to battle the recent wildfires across the state. The fraternity will be accepting bottled water donations at the chapter house located at 2412 N. Virginia Ave. on OCU’s campus.  The drive will continue until Aug. 19.

Members of the chapter will pick up cases of water from around northwest Oklahoma City and the OCU campus. They will then coordinate with local firehouses and rescue crews for delivery to the active fire and rescue workers.

Aiding in a crisis is not far from the hearts of the fraternity’s members. In 1995, in the wake of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, one of the chapter’s most notable alumni — Chris Harrison ’93, host of “The Bachelor” — got his start on television as a first-on-the-scene news reporter. The chapter designated Pledge Number 320 in memory of the victims.

The Kappa Sigma Fraternity was originally founded in 1400 in Bologna, Italy, and founded in the United States in 1869 at the University of Virginia. The men of the fraternity pledge to the mission of “becoming a better man” through four key pillars: fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service. The Theta-Psi Chapter of Kappa Sigma at Oklahoma City University was founded in 1967 and is one of the most recognized chapters in the country for their GPA, service to the community, membership development and alumni success.

For more information about the bottled water drive or how to participate, contact Kellynn Brack at kebrack@my.okcu.edu.