Sigma Tau Gamma sparks interest across campus
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Sigma Tau Gamma sparks interest across campus

Published 10/9/18

Courtney Bolt

TNE Writer

The Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity is starting up the Zeta charter again to add a sixth fraternity back on campus. This gives the interfraternity council an even balance of fraternities on campus and add back a competitive edge. A group of men on campus decided that none of the chapters on campus were right for them and decided to start their own.

“I am excited to be a part of bringing Sig Tau back on campus as it is an organization with a clean slate that we can turn into whatever we want,” said Nicholas Pitre, Wagoner sophomore. “Greek life is currently missing a demographic of men, and I along with my brothers are excited to create a group to fit the missing demographic.”

Fraternities and sororities are an opportunity for students to find a home away from home on campus. Greek life also gives students the opportunity to raise money for their philanthropies and the community.

What I am most excited about is Sig Tau’s philanthropy, the Special Olympics,” said Pitre. “Being a games committee member for the past 7 years, the Special Olympics is something I am very passionate about already. I am excited to get to be a part of a bigger group that can benefit the Special Olympics even more.” 

The Sig Tau chapter first started at NSU in 1924 but then lost the charter. The fraternity has had their nationals in town to help them recruit men for the organization.

Sigma Tau Gamma has raised thousands of dollars nationally  to donate to the Special Olympics. They partner with the organization’s campaign “spread the word to end the word.”

A new fraternity on campus adds more competition for the interfraternity council in areas like intramurals, homecoming and Greek sing. Regardless,, the main goal of the council is to develop leadership skills for Greek men.

“I see this chapter putting major emphasis on character and leadership development,” said Kolton Lynn, Wister sophomore. “Developing leaders on campus will be a mission that drives Sig Tau forward.”

The men who are pushing this fraternity to be accepted back on campus are known as the “founding fathers” of the organization. As of now the fraternity is up to 21 pledges.

This fraternity has a goal of having the most involved members on campus.

Sig Tau will encourage its members to make an impact on Northeastern State University's campus in service and involvement. Sig Tau seeks to enable men to be the best scholars and leaders that they can be,” said Lynn.

The hopes for the fraternity are high and high expectations. 
“I joined Sig Tau to make friendships that I know will last me a lifetime,” said Dawsyn Smith, Depew sophomore. “I just didn’t see myself fitting in with any of the other chapters.”

For more information about Sigma Tau Gamma, call Michael Priolo at (518) 339-1919 or follow their Instagram @sigtaunortheasternstate

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