Having your Chapter in the Caduceus is a tremendous way to build morale in you Chapter and to keep your alumni up to date on the activities of their home chapter. The Kappa Sigma Fraternity wants to publicize the good works of your Chapter – its philanthropic events that support the fraternity’s A Greater Cause and Military Heroes Campaign initiatives and your dollars raised for charity and hours contributed to community service. We want to hear about and document your achievements in articles on Chapter homecoming celebrations, Founders Day, Stephen Alonzo Jackson Day, alumni outings, and success in Chapter events; in individual and chapter success on campus that reflect Kappa Sigma’s Initiative of Fellowship including chapter sponsored events and intramurals; in success in Scholarship and Leadership on Campus, which provide an opportunity to recognize Brothers who excel in the Classroom and as leaders in chapter and campus organizations.
Your chapter should have submissions for the Caduceus in every issue of the magazine. If you feel that you have had a significant achievement for the Chapter, then send your written article with photos of the events and ceremonies. In your article make sure that you tell the story of what occurred by the simple rules of who, what, when, where, why, and how. Tell the story of the success of your Chapter and events with detail and enthusiasm.
If you are submitting Chapter news, please make sure you send a summary of your recent events with a photo. Make sure the photo is a high-resolution photo that is 300 (dpi-dots per inch) at a minimum. Remember to identify the Brothers in the photos with a cutline or caption. If it is the whole chapter in the photo, then just give the chapter’s name, the name of the university or college, and the name of the event that is featured. The first three sections of the Caduceus that alumni always look at is chapter news, alumni news for Brothers from their chapter, and Brothers who have passed to the Chapter Celestial. Having your Chapter News in each issue keeps your alumni informed and is a source of pride to both alumni and the current undergraduate chapter.
If your Chapter receives information regarding the passing of a Brother, please let Kappa Sigma Headquarters know. We want to properly recognize our Brother and inform his Chapter Brothers so that we all can honor his commitment to our Brotherhood and offer condolences to his family
If your chapter has planned or carried out an event you would like all Kappa Sigma Brothers to know about, please submit your entry for a Feature Article or News Article in the Caduceus. You never know until you try what might be possible and what might be printed. So, plan a great event, write a human-interest type article, send photos of the event, and identify all the Brothers in the picture. Remember the old saying that “a picture says a thousand words”
Ultimately, your chapter’s Grand Scribe is responsible for all communications. The smart thing for Grand Scribes to do is to develop a communication and public relations team of Brothers to facilitate submissions to the Caduceus and to organize newsletters, internal chapter communications, and social media to keep everyone informed.
When Brothers are in the know, they are empowered and can organize their schedules to meet Chapter commitments.
High-Resolution Photos – 300 DPI (Dots Per Inch)
Include Caption, or Cutline, to describe who is in the photo or what the photo is about.