Alpha Epsilon Chapter

Henderson State University

About the Chapter

The Alpha Epsilon chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma received their Charter on March 23rd, 1946; making them the first Greek organization at Henderson State University, and the 29th chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma.

Fun Facts

  • The chapter was introduced to Henderson State by Dean D. McBrien, Sig Tau’s Sixth National President.
  • Held the highest campus fraternity GPA from 2016-2019.
  • 78% of brothers were involved in other student organizations during 2019.
  • Won 1st place in three intramural sports during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Chapter History

After a brief hiatus during the 2000s, Angel Gonzales, from Sigma Tau Gamma Headquarters, came to campus in February of 2017 to reestablish the Alpha Epsilon Chapter at Henderson State University. With the help of other Greek organizations and several interest sessions, Angel was able to obtain a tremendous campus-wide spark of interest in Sigma Tau. Within three months, he had successfully given bids to 19 members. Then as a group, when Angel departed, they recruited and gave bids to five more members and eventually initiated 24 members as the new Founding Fathers of Alpha Epsilon. These members flourished in the coming months before summer as established leaders throughout Greek life and on campus. After a year of accomplishing hundreds of benchmarks and continuing to grow as an organization, they were reinstated with their Charter on March 31st, 2018 – regaining the recognition of an active chapter within Sigma Tau Gamma. Since then, they have won numerous awards on both a campus and a national level. The Alpha Epsilon Chapter continues to cultivate a membership that consistently holds themselves to a higher standard, demonstrating what it truly means to be a part of Greek life as noble gentlemen.

Chapter Awards

From Sig Tau HQ:

  • Edward H. McCune Distinguished Chapter Award (2018)
  • Thomas Hutsell Chapter Efficiency Award (2018)
  • Michael Schermer & Doug Lichtenberger Foundation Advocate Award (2018, 2020)
  • W.T. “Bill” Hembree Campus Leadership Award (2019)
  • Principle of Learning Recipients:
    • Paul J. Hawron (2019)
  • Undergraduate Noble Man Hall of Fame Inductees:
    • Paul J. Hawron (2020)
    • Aaron Ward (2020)
  • Ellsworth C. Dent Man of the Year Recipients:
      • Paul J. Hawron (2020)

From Henderson State:

  • Program of the Year (2019, 2020)
  • Emerging Organization of the Year (2020)
  • Most Promising Student Organization (2019, 2020)
  • Student Organization of the Year (2018)
  • Fraternity of the Year (2018)
  • Greek Week Champions (2018)
  • Highest GPA (2017, 2020)
  • Greek Man of the Year Awardees:
    • Paul J. Hawron (2018)

Chapter Funds

A Chapter Fund is a restricted account from the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation. In this case, the restriction is that the funds and earnings on the investment of the funds may be used only for a particular chapter, meaning that if you donate to your chapter’s fund, it may only be used for your chapter.

Chapter Funds may be used to:

  • Award scholarships based on academic and leadership criteria
  • Technology grants for purchase and upgrade of chapter computer technology
  • Educational facility grants to the selected chapter
  • Leadership education grants for participation in institutes, seminars, and conventions.

The Foundation manages the fund. This management includes fund accounting, investing, and preparing required reports for the Internal Revenue Service. The policy of the Foundation Board of Trustees is to involve chapter alumni association leaders in the creation of criteria, formation of program priorities and selection of grant recipients.

Submitting Changes to the Chapter’s History

Any member of the fraternity and/or chapter is welcome to submit a request to update/change/correct information listed within the chapter history portion of the page. submissions will be accepted in two ways: should a correction need to be made, please submit the entire sentence/paragraph, that needs to be updated with the correction highlighted in yellow or in a different color. If something new or updated needs to be added, please submit the entire text that needs to be added and/or revised with the new information highlighted in yellow.

This information should be submitted to, where is will be reviewed by HQ Staff. Your submission will not be acknowledged unless it has been added to the website. It is very important that the chapter’s history accurately and objectively reflects the chapter, so all corrections, additions, and revisions should be reviewed by other members of your chapter before being submitted.