Over 50 Years of Tradition

In the fall of 1960, the idea of kidnapping the freshman class president sparked into the minds of seventeen sophomores planning to begin a new club. Needless to say, the kidnapping was successful, but something far more important came out of that group of men.

On November 6, 1960, these sophomores chartered a club known as the Knights of Tradition, which is represented by the Greek letters Kappa Omega Tau. Immediately, invitations were sent out to others who helped in the kidnapping, and by the third meeting membership had grown to twenty-one.

KΩT has grown from seventeen charter members to the present 1,443 (number of actives and alumni combined). KΩT's primary purpose has always been to conduct itself in excellence, imagination, friendship, and most importantly service. Each member is an individual contributor to KΩT and to the innovative, progressive, and rewarding character around which it is molded. KΩT thrives on tradition, yet always believes in adding to it.

 

Charter Members

Ken Adams • Jerry Benson • Lloyd Cloud • Jerry Crosby • Edwin Dyer

Hal Felty • David Griffith • Charles Grisham • Herbert Lewis • Robert Lyon

Pat McCuan* • George Morris   Jerry Morriss • Larry Philpot • John Rudd

Milton Talbert • Buddy White

* Denotes First President

Sponsors

  • Dr. Alton Hassell – On–campus Sponsor (1995 – present) – Email Dr. Hassell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Les Palmer – Off–campus Sponsor (1995 – present)

Sweetheart

Kappa Omega Tau's sweetheart for the 2016–2017 school year is the beautiful, Miss Sarah Borchardt. Sarah is a senior from Vernon, TX majoring in Accounting. Sarah was also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, and pledged in Spring 2014.  We are more than honored to have and care for Sarah as our sweetheart for the year.

President Bio

William Nettles is a senior from Waco, TX. Currently, William is working on earning his Marketing degree in his final semester at Baylor.  William pledged in the Spring of 2014 and has held numerous positions in KΩT such as Float Chairman, Rush Chairman, and Social Chairman to name a few. William is one of the smartest, most personable young men you will ever meet and we are so honored to be able to call him our president for the Fall semester. ~Email William~

Float & Sing

Float Themes

  • 2015 • Click here to learn more about Homecoming 2015!
  • 2014 • Bruiser Pier • 1st Place Judges Award
  • 2013 • The OSO Magnificent Bruiser • 1st Place Judges Award
  • 2012 • Sailing over Neverland • 1st Place Class A
  • 2011 • Baylor Flyer • 1st Place Judge's Award
  • 2010 • Bear Country Fair • 1st Place Judge's Award
  • 2009 • The Jungle Book • 1st Place Class A
  • 2008 • Peter Pan • 1st Place Judge's Award

Sing Acts

  • 2016 • Setting Sail • 2nd Place
  • 2015 • The Grand Hotel • 2nd Place
  • 2014 • The Battle Within • 1st Place 
  • 2013 • Ghosts Call • 1st Place
  • 2012 • Standing Small • 2nd Place
  • 2011 • The Show Must Go On • 2nd Place
  • 2010 • The Toys are Back in Town • 1st Place
  • 2009 • Steppin' to the Badside • 2nd Place
  • 2008 • From the Bayou to the Big Easy • 2nd Place