About the Chapter
The Beta Alpha Chapter at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri was first established in 1958 with 41 Founding Fathers. Sig Tau’s Beta Alpha Chapter was re-chartered in January of 2017. The chapter currently has 59 active members.
- The Beta Alpha Chapter has had three Associate Classes in the past four semesters rank top 4 in grades.
- In the Spring of 2018, Sig Tau placed 1st in Mizzou Greek Week with the women of Zeta Tau Alpha and the men of Pi Kappa Alpha.
- In the Spring of 2016, Sig tau placed 3rd in Mizzou Greek Week with the women of Alpha Chi Omega and the men of Beta Sigma Psi.
- Two of the Beta Alpha Chapters favorite weekends every year are the annual Mom’s Weekend held in the spring, and Dad’s Weekend held every fall.
- In April of 2018, Paige Ivy was named Sig Tau’s White Rose during the White Rose Formal in Chicago, Illinois.
- Members are involved in a variety of student organizations, including Mizzou Students Association, Undergraduate Research, Mizzou Computing Association, Marketing Forum, Geology Club, NSCS, AIAA, Mizzou Athletics Event Management, Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Phi Omega, Premed Society, IMSD-EXPRESS, Formula SAE, Beta Alpha Psi, Gamma Iota Sigma, RAMS, AAF, Entrepreneurship Alliance, Phi Beta Lambda, and many others. Their members also participate in Club Baseball, Club Golf, Running Club, Bass Fishing Club, Mizzou Ultimate Frisbee, Club Hockey, Mizzou Baja Racing, and Mizzou Cycling.
- Along with academics, The Beta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma prides itself in athletic excellence. During the 2016-2017 school year, they placed 1st in intramural soccer, basketball, and sand soccer, and also placed 2nd in volleyball. Sig Tau’s 2017-2018 school year consisted of placing 2nd in volleyball and 3rd in basketball, football, and 3v3 soccer.
- The Beta Alpha Chapter participated in Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis for the first time in 2018 and helped raise over $92,000 for the MS Institute of Mid Missouri. The highlight of RAMS week was Sig Tau’s win in the RAMS Dodgeball Tournament.
- The Beta Alpha Chapter put on its first ever Philanthropy Trivia Night in May 2018, raising $2000 for True North.
Re-founded in the spring of 2015, Beta Alpha Chapter has quickly regained its recognition among fraternities at Missouri and the many Sig Tau chapters around the country. The men of Beta Alpha Chapter had a tremendous challenge ahead of them entering their first full semester in the fall of 2015 with only 14 brothers. Together with the leadership of the first executive board and the character and determination of every member, the chapter quickly rose to the challenge. With the purpose of creating a brotherhood of noble men of principle, the chapter set out to grow and make an impact.
Three years later the efforts are unmistakable. The Beta Alpha Chapter, now composed of 59 active members, has given back through community service and has raised significant funds for its local philanthropy, True North, and its national philanthropy, Special Olympics. In the Spring of 2018, Sig Tau won a $2,000 grant to put on a Trivia Night philanthropy event, and in May they held the event to raise funds for True North.
The chapter competed in both Missouri’s Homecoming and Greek Week for the first time in 2016, proudly taking third Place in Greek Week with the ladies Alpha Chi Omega and the men of Beta Sigma Psi. In the Spring of 2018, Sig Tau won Mizzou Greek Week with the women of Zeta Tau Alpha and the men of Pi Kappa Alpha.
In the Spring of 2017, the men of Sig Tau held their first White Rose Formal at the Lake of the Ozarks. In the Spring of 2018, the chapter traveled to Chicago, Illinois for the White Rose Formal. Paige Ivy was named 2018 White Rose.
On January 28, 2017, Beta Alpha Chapter was rewarded for their hard work, and officially re-chartered. Though proud of their accomplishments thus far, the men of Beta Alpha Chapter recognize more work is still to be done and will continue to grow and bring noble men into the brotherhood.
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