Kappa Pi - Eta Theta
Kappa Pi is an organization dedicated to promoting artistic excellence at the college level and beyond. The fiscal year for Kappa Pi is from September 1 to May 31 of any year. Initiates in the fall will, of course, receive more benefits than those being initiated in the late spring. Initiations can be held at any time during the fiscal year, at the discretion of the university art department and chapter sponsors. Kappa Pi publications, The Sketch Pad in the fall and The Sketch Book in the spring, will be sent to all active members, initiates, alumni and associate members upon payment of annual dues. Faculty Sponsors, Honorary Members and Patrons receive complimentary copies of the publication each year.
Join Kappa Pi - Are you an art major? Join Kappa Pi! Current majors and incoming freshmen are welcome. It's a great opportunity to connect with other art majors, serve your university / community and participate in a wide variety of activities, on and off campus.
Links & Downloads
- VSU Kappa Pi Main Website
- VSU Kappa Pi Facebook Group
- VSU Kappa Pi - Eta Theta VSU Chapter Constitution
- VSU Kappa Pi - Eta Theta Membership Application
Kappa Pi - Eta Theta
Faculty Advisors: Karin Murray (drawing/painting), Dominick Gheesling (photography)
GAEA (Georgia Art Education Association)
ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
The Kappa Pi coat of arms is a 3 part shield with dividers and a T-square which reminds members to conduct themselves on the same level and to have upright and dignified conduct. The top is red for courage and the bottom blue for friendship and loyalty. Around the shield is a white or silver border binding the members in a common bond-- art.
The shield stands for protection. The three divisions are the active chapter, the alumni, and the school affiliation. The dividers stand for equality and describe a true and complete circle-- fraternity friendship.
The upper left has the face of a sphinx. It reminds of the secret nature of human relations and that the secrets of art are only revealed to the study or guidance of the master. The upper right is a four leafed flower or quatrefoil. It stands for the spirit of fraternity, and the petals represent loyalty, honesty, enthusiasm, and sincerity. The bottom is a link chain fastened with a five pointed star at each end and chained with a lock. It symbolizes the connection of the wisdom of the past and the striving of the present. The lock signifies that the secrets of art are revealed only to him who it preserved.
In the center of the shield is a an Ionian column supporting a lamp of knowledge flamed. It stands for beauty and solidity, the lamp stands for the spirit of learning, and the flame typifies the classification of that spirit.
Above the shield, there is a crest with a torse (crest wreath) that signifies chivalry. On it is a palette with three brushes. They are the working tools of the artist and show a respect for those tools. Around the torse is a mantling that reminds each member that art ornaments life, making it graceful, meaningful, and worthwhile.
The scroll ribbon beneath the shield carries the organization name, Kappa Pi, in upper & lowercase Greek letters.