About the Chapter
The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts began in 1992 with 50 Founding Fathers at the time of becoming a chartered chapter. The chapter chartered on April 22, 1995.
- 280 Brothers and growing
- 2016 Intramural Kickball Champions
The University of Massachusetts Lowell Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma started as an interest group in the early spring of 1992. The first meetings were held in the North Campus Commuter Lounge before moving to an empty classroom in Pasteur Hall, and then to Brother Dan Girard’s apartment at 28 Bridge St., Apt. 13 in downtown Lowell. This building would be used later for retreats and other fraternity events.
The interest group was led by Brother Thaddeus Yukna, a transfer student from the Delta Phi chapter at Fitchburg State College. Brother Yukna had help from fellow Sig Taus. These men, Brother Mike Dion, Fitchburg and Brother Dave MacElhiney, acted as advisors. With the aid of these three noble men, the chapter was ready to induct its associate members and to be an official Associate Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma. On April 26, 1992, 23 men were inducted as associate members of Sigma Tau Gamma in a ceremony at Fitchburg State College. On December 1, 1992, 14 of the first 23 associate members were initiated at the Delta Phi Chapter house in Fitchburg, MA.
The Epsilon Delta Chapter has built strong ties with the local fraternities and sororities. They have worked very hard on becoming respected by the community and have conducted themselves as gentlemen, which has earned the respect of peers as well as the university. Hopefully, Sigma Tau Gamma at the University of Massachusetts Lowell will continue to prosper and become one of the many growing chapters of Sig Tau.
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