During the winter and spring of 1940, the young ladies if the Texas Tech Band were not satisfied to be left out in the cold while the Kappa Kappa Psi men were busily engaged in aiding the band. They went into action and organized a band sorority...

They named the organization 'Tau Beta Sigma' and adopted a constitution which called for formal pledging and initiation ritual. They have their pin designed for members and pledges, a coat of arms, sorority crest, and all of the necessary arrangements for a complete organization. They meet on Monday nights, the same as the Kappa Kappa Psi men, and continue to operate through the school year of 1941-1942.

New officers for the coming year have been elected and the sorority has expressed a keen desire to become affiliated as an auxiliary unit with Kappa Kappa Psi...

-- From The BATON of Kappa Kappa Psi, May 1942


The Theta Xi chapter of Tau Beta Sigma was first colonized in November of 1992 under the guidance of the Zeta Delta chapter at the University of Kansas. The chapter was officially formed March 19th, 1994 with seven members and with Roger Cichy, director of bands at Iowa State as a Sponsor. Since that time, the chapter has continued to grow in its main goals of bettering the bands here at Iowa State University.

A complete family tree of the Theta Xi chapter can be found here.




Last Updated: 09/11/14