The History of Lambda-Xi

The Lambda-Xi Chapter of Kappa Sigma was originally chartered on October 5, 1973, and became the first national fraternity at the university that was then named Georgia College. The history of Lambda-Xi goes back further than this though. In 1971 a group of young men decided to join together and organize the first social organization in the history of the college. These young men founded Pi Beta Alpha. This group was very active in campus and community activities and also demonstrated excellence in academics and intramural sports. A group of Kappa Sigma Alumni noticed this local fraternity and talked with them about becoming a national fraternity. During August 1973 the alumni of Kappa Sigma in the Milledgeville area sponsored a fish fry for the members of Pi Beta Alpha. The alumni were interested in sharing their experiences in Kappa Sigma with them. The members of Pi Beta Alpha realized that Kappa Sigma was like no other fraternity. It had a tradition --- a tradition of proud men sharing brotherhood. Pi Beta Alpha voted to become a part of this tradition. After becoming a colony of Kappa Sigma, this young colony was very determined to prove its worth and become a chapter of Kappa Sigma. On March 29, 1974 the first national fraternity was chartered at Georgia College. The birth of Lambda-Xi was the beginning of something great. Listed below are the founding fathers of the Lambda-Xi Chapter of Kappa Sigma:

James Earl Boothe
Bert Lee Brown III 
Cecil Gary Brown, Jr. 
John Athon Cagle 
Floyd Paul Comer, Jr. 
Douglas Issac Davis 
Stanley Michael Dominy 
James Robert Findley III 
Micheal Carey Johnson 
George Mark Leaptrot 
Burgess Herbert Lee, Jr. 
Richard Marion Long  
Patrick Lee McCullough
Gary Alan Nutt
David Albert Payne
William Luther Perry
William Ray Poe III
Randall Pierce Smith
Randall Kevin Taylor
Jack Newton Thornhill
Stephen Robert Thurmond
Mario Tito Trejo
Randy Lanier Whitfield