Our Foundation

Theta Nu Kappa Multicultural & Academic Fraternity was founded on the glorious day of November 20th, 2007 at the University of California, Santa Barbara by 8 ambitious men. Since then, our brotherhood has grown to forge 100+ men into leaders of tomorrow. Our founders came together with the purpose of creating an organization that truly embraces and promotes diversity and fosters academic excellence. By upholding the pillars of Brotherhood, Leadership, Scholarship, and Prudence our brothers strive to improve themselves as individuals, while working to improve our community, one NessKuh at a time.

Our Purpose

As Theta Nu Kappa, we are a group of young men that believe that we can improve the standards and norms of our community by embracing diversity and emphasizing academic excellence. As a brotherhood, we strive to promote significant positive changes for all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or economic status within any community we may find ourselves in. Our purpose is to be an instrument for the type of change we wish to see in our society. Together, we are confident in our ability to promote our shared vision in order to transform and inspire young men to be the leaders of tomorrow. This is why we are here. This is why we are NessKuhs.

Our Pillars


Our pillar of brotherhood embodies the everlasting bonds that all brothers of Theta Nu Kappa share.
Regardless of any personal identifications, every individual of this fraternity has shared, and continues to share, memorable experiences within this organization that will last a lifetime.
A brotherhood free from personal judgement, composed of a variety of people from diverse backgrounds and upbringings, where a person can flourish and thrive to become the best possible person they can be.


Our pillar of leadership represents the drive and passion that all Nesskuhs share to overcome any challenge they face.
Whether it be academically oriented, or career-based, Theta Nu Kappa provides brothers with the support necessary to ensure they succeed in their goals.
It is our purpose as an organization to transform and inspire young men to be the leaders of tomorrow.


Our pillar of scholarship represents the determination to succeed academically on our campus.
Our organization boasts a strong academic background with a standard of a 3.0 average GPA across all brothers, whose majors are as diverse as their identities.
Emphasis is placed on studying together collectively, and frequent academically oriented workshops are held to promote strong study habits.
As a multicultural and academic fraternity, we believe education is a priority, and ensure that every brother maintains the capability to succeed in class.

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Our pillar of prudence represents the careful caution we as NessKuhs exercise with our words and actions.
As individuals, we realize that every action we take not only affects ourselves but those around us as well, and act accordingly.
As an organization, we recognize the power that our actions have on our campus and community, and act appropriately.


Information regarding our recruitment and rush events will be posted here.
Recruitment occurs during Fall and Winter quarters of the school year.

(UCSB 2017-2018 Academic Calendar)

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