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

Sweetheart

Kappa Omega Tau's sweetheart for the 2017–2018 school year is the beautiful, Miss Annie Bathen. Sarah is a senior from Scottsdale, AZ majoring in Statistics. We are more than honored to have and care for Annie as our sweetheart for the year.

President Bio

Bryan Rhodes is a senior from Waco, TX . Bryan is an Accounting Major and is in his final semester at Baylor. Bryan pledged in the Spring of 2015 and has held numerous positions in KΩT such as Rush Chairman, Keeper of the Sweetheart, and Alumni Chairman to name a few. Bryan 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 Bryan- 

Float & Sing

Float Themes

  • 2017 • Bearopoly • 1st Place •Grand Champion
  • 2016 • The Brazos Invitational • 1st Place Judge's Award 
  • 2015 • Not Applicable •
  • 2014 • Bruiser Pier • 1st Place Judge's Award
  • 2013 • The OSO Magnificent Bruiser • 1st Place Judge's 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

  • 2017 • Bein' Green • 1st Place
  • 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