About the Chapter
The Beta Pi Associate Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland is one of Sigma Tau Gamma’s newest Associate Chapters. The chapter originally began in 1960, with 28 Founding Fathers. After being a closed chapter, Beta Pi, once again became an Associate Chapter in November 2016.
In 1950, Alpha Tau Alpha, a local fraternity on campus, was founded by military veterans who had nothing but the best intentions to producing outstanding and quality men. In 1960, Sigma Tau Gamma reached an agreement and adopted Alpha Tau Alpha as the Beta Pi Chapter of Sig Tau. A notable alumnus from Frostburg is Captain James A. Graham. Graham was a Marine from the Frostburg chapter. While fighting in Vietnam, Captain Graham was cornered by enemies; he told all his men to retreat while he held off the enemies and called an air strike directly on top of his location. He did this unselfish act to save the lives of his men while taking his life at the same time. He received the Medal of Honor as well as a Purple Heart for his heroic act. They greatly appreciate everything he has done for Sig Tau and for the country.
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
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This information should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.