Kevin Kolter, UW – Whitewater ’08, never met a challenge he wasn’t ready for. “Challenges come my way that are new or different or uncharted territory and I don’t stray away. I face it. I lead from the front and attack head-on.” Kevin credits this steadfast determination to being a Founding Father of the reestablished Kappa Chapter at The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Starting something from nothing meant taking on all manner of new challenges and finding solutions. Kevin wasn’t alone in facing those challenges; he had his brothers to lean on. This brotherhood based on relationships is something he hopes future generations of brothers can find with Sigma Tau Gamma.
One challenge our brothers face in the rise of technology is the lost art of personal communication. Brother Kolter’s fraternity experience was shaped by meaningful relationships with others and he hopes Sigma Tau Gamma can give younger generations of men the interactive relationships they might be missing. So often we take those personal relationships for granted, “what our future brothers need the most is the connection of close-knit friendships developed through Brotherhood.”
Kevin exemplifies the idea that you’re a Sig Tau for life and continues to play an active part in Sigma Tau Gamma, serving as a Lead Advisor, a member of the National Alumni Advisory Committee, President of the Kappa Alumni Association, and often participating as a Facilitator at national programs including Noble Man Institute. He believes the direction of the fraternity is a bright and positive one. “We walk the walk, we talk the talk. We are trying to be the change and make the change that keeps fraternal organizations relevant as times change and Greek organizations aren’t always a top priority. We are education-based and instill important skills that make well-rounded men in a way the university experience can’t always do.” As we navigate through uncertain times and face new obstacles, Kevin has faith Sig Tau is prepared to Endeavor Forward – and he’s ready for the next challenge.
We’re pleased to highlight Kevin and his Sig Tau Story during this Founders Day Challenge. He is one of many brothers helping to Honor our History and Build our Future. Donate today to celebrate brothers like Kevin and help us raise $100,000 to celebrate Sig Tau’s 100 years of Brotherhood.
ABOUT SIGMA TAU GAMMA FRATERNITY
Founded at the University of Central Missouri on June 28, 1920, the organization will commemorate its 100th Anniversary in 2020. With a presence on 81 campuses in 29 states, our membership includes more than 2,700 undergraduate men and 63,000 living alumni. The Headquarters, which is home to the Fraternity, Foundation, and WPN Housing Company, is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, 12 miles from the center of downtown. Visit http://sigtau.org for additional information.