Fraternities foster friendship and provide opportunities to socialize through the hosting of social events such as chapter retreats, mixers, date parties, and formals. Each fraternity offers numerous opportunities for friendship, campus involvement, leadership, and the development of essential skills.

Washburn currently has five chartered fraternity chapters. One chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., is a member of the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and participates in Recruitment Intake. Our other four chapters are members of the Interfraternity Council and participate in a continuous open recruitment process that happens throughout the year.


Ichabod statue in front of the Memorial UnionFounded: January 5, 1911, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana.

Motto: Achievement in every field of endeavor.

Nickname: Kappa, Nupe

Symbol: Diamond

Flower: Red Carnation

Chapter Polemarch: Philip Canady

Contact: Philip Canady - 

Alpha Delta house1919 SW MacVicar | Topeka | 66604

President: Westen Smith –

Recruitment Chair: Izeyiah Rodriguez – 

Outstanding Location and Value
Alpha Delta is located directly across from the University campus. With spacious two-man rooms in its recently renovated facility, it offers one of the best values in student housing at Washburn University. Brothers receive complimentary breakfasts, Monday night catered dinners, high speed internet, cable TV, and security- monitored and lighted off street parking among numerous benefits - all at a reasonable cost.

Home Away from Home
Different from the typical "dorm environment," the Alpha Delta house was originally the home of a prosperous Topeka physician and has been expanded to house up to 30 residents. It offers the amenities of a fine home with two sitting rooms, two relaxing lounges, beautiful up-to-date kitchen with multiple microwaves, formal dining room, chapter meeting room, large lawn and a volley ball court. It offers the largest private "square foot per member" of any living alternative at Washburn.

Dedicated On-site Professional Support with Fraternity House Mother
The alumni of Alpha Delta are very active in their support of their brothers in college. Besides offering substantial funding for scholarships for qualified candidates, we are the only fraternity at Washburn that offers a full-time, on-site professional House Mother. Our House Mother is a successful Washburn graduate who was president of the student body when she attended Washburn. She has decades of valuable experience to provide to incoming members. She may be one of the reasons that the brothers of Alpha Delta are considered " the gentlemen of campus."

Building Leaders at Washburn since 1912
Alpha Delta has more than 100 years of success in helping our members obtain their college degrees and to become more successful in their chosen careers. We provide curriculum counseling to each of our members which helps in selecting the best teachers and courses of study. We have a valuable network of more than 1200 alumni, all of whom graduated from Washburn University. The older brothers help and mentor the younger brothers. Many friendships are established which, in many instances, last a lifetime.

Ichabod statue with fall tree and sky behind1700 SW College Ave | Topeka | 66621

President: Luiz Alcantara – 

Recruitment Chair: Caden Davis – 

Want to get more from your college experience? Kappa Sigma makes it happen. Joining Kappa Sigma provides opportunities for fellowship, fun and personal growth that you simply can’t get elsewhere. More than 280,000 men have joined and enjoyed the unmatched experiences, involvement and lifelong brotherhood that Kappa Sigma offers.There is no secret - our goal is to build better men.

Take the lead. In Kappa Sigma, brothers learn to get involved in their communities and take the lead when something needs done. Countless brothers, including senators, governors and CEOs, have said Kappa Sigma gave them the leadership skills they needed to succeed.

You’re in college for an education. From its earliest beginnings in Renaissance Italy, Kappa Sigma has promoted scholarships among its members. Since its inception, more than $4.5 million in scholarships have been awarded by the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund to brothers who excel in academics, campus involvement and leadership. At the chapter level, brothers help you learn about the campus, provide advice on professors and classes and help you study for those important assignments.

Helping others is part of being a Kappa Sigma. Brothers spend thousands of hours working in their communities and raise thousands of dollars for worthy causes each year. From organizing park clean-ups, to serving as Big Brothers, to organizing charity rock concerts, Kappa Sigmas work hard for their causes. College is fun, but only service gives you the great feeling of knowing you’ve helped someone and made a difference.

Phi Delta Theta house1810 SW Mulvane | Topeka | 66621                                                         

President: Brayden Harden – 

Recruitment Chair(s): Dylan Brady -; Ben Doole – 

Four Pillars of Brotherhood

The cultivation of friendship among its members = Friendship

The acquirements individually of a high degree of mental culture = Sound Learning

The attainment personally of a high-standard of morality = Rectitude

Alcohol-free Fraternity since 2000, the first national fraternity at Washburn to do so.

Sigma Phi Epsilon house2001 SW MacVicar | Topeka | 66604

President: Chris Schenk – 

Recruitment Chair: Dylan Grospitch –  

The Balanced Man Program emphasizes the characteristics of Gentleman, Scholar, Athlete and Leader.
SigEp was one of the first fraternities in the country to do away with the pledge model, and make all new members brothers the moment they sign. Throughout your four years in SigEp, all aspects of the Balanced Man are impressed upon you. We strive to create not just a great student while you're here, but a great man once you earn your degree.

Sigma Phi Epsilon is one of the academic leaders on campus.
SigEp has always held academia in high standards. We strive to always be above the SigEp National standard by at least 0.2 GPA, and through programs like SigEp Study Night, or our fully stocked study room, we can accomplish this. Our chapter also has one of the rare and unique honors of being a "SigEp Residential Learning Community" which few chapters nationwide can claim.

Sigma Phi Epsilon boasts a strong network of accomplished alumni in Topeka and across the country.
SigEp is one of the largest fraternities in America with over 350,000 alumni. Many of our chapters alumni have either stayed local, or dispersed across America, so you're likely to find one just about anywhere if you look.

Sigma Phi Epsilon is constantly redefining "fraternity."
SigEp won't give you the traditional picture of "Greek Life" that the movies portray. While we do still like to have fun, SigEp provides you with tools and knowledge to become an almost better version of who you are. SigEp is and always will be about brotherhood. That will never change.

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) of Washburn University was founded for the purpose of promoting fraternity life and providing a forum for the discussion of issues that affect fraternities and their members. While these chapters have different histories, distinguishing characteristics, members and personalities, they share the central tenants of all fraternal organizations: scholarship, leadership, service, and brotherhood.

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) of Washburn University exists to promote interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information, and engage in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

Each constituent member organization determines its own strategic direction and program agenda. Today, the primary purpose and focus of member organizations remains camaraderie communities. Each organization promotes community awareness and action through educational, economic and service activities.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Student Involvement & Development

Office of Student Involvement & Development
Main Level, Memorial Union
1820 SW Jewell Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Office Hours
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(after 5 p.m. by appointment)
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