TU Greek C.O.N.S.O. Organizations 

 

Kappa Kappa Psi

Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Fraternity for college band members, was founded on November 27, 1919 at Oklahoma A&M College. Led by the band director and Guiding Spirit of the fraternity, Bohumil Makovsky, ten college bandsmen came together to establish the music basefraternity. These ten men were A. Frank Martin, Raymond D. Shannon, Clyde Haston, Clayton Soule, Carl Stevens, William Coppege, Dick Hurst, Asher Hendrickson, Iron H. Nelson, and William A. Scroggs. Together they founded a fraternity based on serving the college band as well as encouraging leadership, having an appreciation for the best in music, an demonstrating love and fellowship amongst fellow band members.

   

Tau Beta Sigma

Tau Beta Sigma provides exceptional service to collegiate bands and promotes equality and diversity, including empowering women in the band profession. Tau Beta Sigma cultivates leadership, educational achievement, music appreciation and community development. The first practical idea for establishing a "band sorority" for college and university bands women came about during the spring semester of 1939. Wava Banes, along with two of her classmates (Emily SoRelle and Ruth La Nell Williams), took the idea to director D.O. Wiley of the Texas Technological College Band. The idea, patterned after Kappa Kappa Psi, began to come together the following semester and resulted in the campus organization Tau Beta Sigma. On March 26, 1946, a charter was granted by the Department of State for the State of Oklahoma legally establishing "Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Sorority," later amended to "Tau Beta Sigma." The “Five Qualities” to be observed by Tau Beta Sigma members at all times has been instilled in each member and The “Eight Essential Factors” which promote friendship and respect among Sorority members have molded these members into phenomenal bands women.

 

Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega is a National Service fraternity founded in 1925. It is recognized as the largest Greek letter fraternity in the world. Bearing the colors royal blue and old gold it is strongly rooted in its cardinal principles; Leadership, Friendship and Service. The Pi Zeta chapter at Tuskegee University was founded in 1965 and has been serving the campus ever since.

 

Gamma Sigma Sigma

Gamma Sigma Sigma is a National Service Sorority, Inc. was founded October 12, 1952 at Beekman Towers in New York City. The chartered chapter at Tuskegee University is Beta Zeta. Gamma Sigma Sigma strives to improve the campus and community. Our purpose is to assemble college and university students in the spirit of service to humanity and to develop friendship among students of all races and creeds. Gamma Sigma Sigma is a unique sorority. The variety of personalities and talents of GSS members has built an organization with vision and creativity, strong enough to withstand some difficult times and flexible enough to change and grow.