About the Chapter
The Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia began in 2011 with 24 Founding Fathers. The chapter was officially chartered in 2013 and currently has over 50 members.
The Sigma Tau Gamma Epsilon Upsilon chapter at Virginia Tech was founded in 2011. Two years later, on October 20th, 2013, Epsilon Upsilon received its charter to be recognized on campus officially. Since then, the chapter has grown from the 24 original members to over 50 undergraduate brothers. The 24 founders began with the vision of bringing together a group of men that would be able to improve each other in every aspect of life. Their focus was to better both their brotherly relationships and personal relationships while achieving academic and extracurricular success. Due to these critical individuals, the Epsilon Upsilon chapter has dramatically improved since 2013 in the quality and quantity of students dedicated to this vision.
As a testament to our founders’ beliefs, the recent years have been focused on participating in events, such as the Big Event at Virginia Tech and Greek Giving Back, that benefits brothers and the community. Such events organize thousands of volunteers into small groups that disperse through the community to lend a helping hand where it is needed. Academically, Epsilon Upsilon has risen quickly. Within two years of receiving a charter, the chapter was ranked within the top five Greek organizations on campus for chapter GPA. Additionally, many of our brothers are in leadership positions in other organizations on campus. Several of the Epsilon Upsilon brothers hold positions in the Student Government Association, a variety of clubs, and as Hokie Ambassadors on campus, trying to make a difference in the lives of other college students. While some brothers participate in academic extracurriculars, others are a part of the club and intramural sports teams and a few of our brothers are involved with Division I sports. The first few years of a chapter are easily the most difficult to overcome, but with the success of the chapter and the promising leadership ahead, Epsilon Upsilon has high expectations of becoming more prominent on campus and creating more noble men.
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