Initiated in April of ’68, Frank Houpt was a very active undergraduate, on campus and at the Chapter House. Brother Houpt twice served as Grand Master of Ceremonies and he was responsible for the pledging and initiation of at least one new member per semester he was in school, amassing a record total of six “Little Brothers.” He was also a chapter delegate to the 1970 Leadership Conference. He also served as Intramural Chair and IFC rep. On campus he was a two-year letterman with the UK Varsity soccer team.
Houpt graduated with a degree in Business Administration and continued on to earn his MBA from Emory in 1975.
Frank continued to serve Beta-Nu, holding the position of Assistant Alumnus Advisor (’75-76), Alumnus Advisor (’76-78) before continuing to serve Kappa Sigma in larger capacities. He spent 8 years as the District Grand Master IV for the central PA district from 1979-87. He also served as Pledge Education Commissioner, 1985-87. He then served as Worthy Grand Treasurer from 1987-1991. After his term was up, he continued to volunteer as AA for newly formed Nu-Iota at Rowan University, a post he held for a decade. He also spent that decade on the Historical Commission.
Brother Houpt is the sole author of “Kappa Sigma – The Journey Continues 1969-1995”, and has been honored with the DGM of the Year Award, 1985, Alumni Advisor of the Year Award in both 1993 and 1994 as well as earning the Stephen Alonzo Jackson Award in 1987. He has initiated over 300 brothers into The Order.
“Essentially what I did was take what I learned at the Beta-Nu Chapter at the University of Kentucky and applied it as a foundation to over 200 Kappa Sigma Chapters.”