Epsilon Kappa Chapter

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Epsilon Kappa Chapter (Founded 27 April 2007) is located at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. The Chapter had 33 founding Brothers and is a member of the Northeast Region, and hosted the 2009 Northeast Regional Conference, NERC.

Chapter History

Epsilon Kappa receiving its Charter, Summer 2007
Epsilon Kappa's Founding Class

Founding

On the 27th of April, 2007 the Epsilon Kappa chapter first established itself. This was a major event in Wentworth's history because it is the first and only National Honor Fraternity allowed on Wentworth's campus. Due to the founding being between semesters, Epsilon Kappa has yet to establish a unique tradition to celebrate its Founder's Day.

Early Years

With purpose and determination, Epsilon Kappa began making a name for itself on campus. The chapter, over the course of only one year, managed to nearly double itself in size. Motivated by the strong leadership of first President Sean Garrity and Vice President Adam Palmer, Epsilon Kappa continued to collect the top students at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Past Chapter Presidents

List of Past Epsilon Kappa E-Council

Initiate Classes and Family Lines

List of Epsilon Kappa Chapter Initiate Classes

List of Epsilon Kappa Family Lines

Chapter Events & Activities

EK Event Photos

The Current Chapter

Active Chapter

Epsilon Kappa currently has approximately 60 active Brothers.

E-Council

Executive Board

Committee Heads

On-Going Traditions

Sweatshirts

At EK there are two different sweatshirt traditions. One is done after The Ritual, where a Big purchases a sweatshirt with their family colors for their newly inducted Little. The second sweatshirt tradition happens when a Brother receives a nickname. A standard sweatshirt is ordered once or twice a year for all newly nicknamed brothers that has their nickname embroidered on the sleeve.

Shields

After the Ritual when a Big gives their Little a sweatshirt with their family colors, the Little is then responsible for giving their Big a shield that they designed during their initiation. The Shields replace the classic tradition of paddles as paddles represent one of the oldest hazing traditions. Brothers Scott Rogers and Jonathan Swenson started this tradition in Fall of 2014.

Local Philanthropy

In Spring of 2013 the chapter voted to make Andrew's Helpful Hands the local Philanthropy.

Alumni Banquet

In late March or early April, the chapter reserves a room at Maggianno's Little Italy where Alumni mingle with the active Brothers and we learn about what they have been doing since graduation. This is also a time where we honor our graduating seniors who will be alumni shortly. Lastly, if weather is permitting an Alumni vs Brother Ultimate Frisbee game takes place on the Wentworth Quad before we go out to eat.

Awards Ceremony

At the end of the year, the Brother at Large (previously the Scholarship Committee) plans a formal ceremony where we honor Brothers for great achievements, superlatives, and funny awards.

Bone Marrow Drives

Started in the Spring of 2013 by Jonathan Swenson while he was the Chairman of Service. It has since been made a once a year event in the fall semester, and occasionally Epsilon Kappa brings the registry to NERC. Currently (Spring 2015) Epsilon Kappa has gotten 155 students to register for the National Bone Marrow Registry and have had 4 people get called to donate. Two of these were Brothers Steven Fortier and Brandon Conforti!

Summer Activities!

Notable Alumni

  • Bo G. Luu (Spring 2007 - Summer 2008)
Founding Member
Scholarship Committee Chair (Spring 2007 - Spring 2008)

Chapter Honors and Awards

Most Improved New Chapter Award. Danielle Lax, Vice President of Finance Josh Marder, Kayla MacGregor.

National Awards

University Awards

None to date

Other Awards

None to date






Further Resources

In the News