History

The Epsilon Mu chapter of Kappa Sigma was chartered November 29, 1948, becoming the 115th chapter. It received its bid to colonize on April 26, 1948. Before becoming a chapter of Kappa Sigma, the name of the local fraternity that colonized was Delta Theta. It was founded in May, 1946, and was located at 2838 E. 8th and Evanston (the present day location of the Shaw Alumni Center). The house remained there until 1952, when it moved to 3131 E. 7th street. The new house, which was built solely by Kappa Sigmas cost $54,000.

The house has produced some famous and well known alumni: Steve Rogers, ex-pro pitcher; Gene Iba, head basketball coach of Baylor; Gailard Sartain, who has a performed regularly on "Hee Haw" since 1972 and appeared in the movie "Mississippi Burning, and Fried Green Tomatoes." Another local Alum is Bob Bell, the owner of Bell's Amusement Park. Brother Mike Babcock was the University of Tulsa Man of the Year in 1995, and he donated $3 million to the university. EM also boasts many prominent attorneys, judges and businessmen in the Tulsa community.