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


  • 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 2013–2014 school year is the beautiful, Miss Katy Cranfill. Katy is a senior from Waco, TX majoring in Graphic Design. Katy was also a member of Chi Omega, and pledged in spring 2011.

    President Bio

    Larson Wayman is a senior from Waco, TX majoring in Health Science Studies. He pledged in the spring of 2011.  Larson is one of the greatest guys you will ever meet and we are so honored to be able to call him our president.  Larson also has plans on attending dental school after his undergraduate studies.

    He has served KΩT in the following past positions.

    • VP Service - Fall 2013

    Past Float Themes & Sing Acts

    Float Themes

    • 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

    • 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