Kappa Kappa Psi, the national band fraternity for men, was founded at Oklahoma A&M College, and its founders dedicated a national shrine on the Stillwater campus in 1960. OSU served as the home of the fraternity’s national headquarters at the time. The shrine was dedicated to the fraternity and Tau Beta Sigma, the national band sorority for women, which was founded at Texas Technical College.
Kappa Kappa Psi founders pictured at the dedication include (l-r) Clyde D. Haston, Stillwell; Hawthorne Nelson, Tulsa; Richard Hurst, Oklahoma City; Dr. Robert MacVicar, Stillwater; Clayton Soule, Oklahoma City, and Frank A. Martin, Stillwater.
The shrine, located on the west side of the Classroom Building, was moved about 10 feet from its original site in 2012 and the area around it enhanced as part of a campus beautification project.