Beta Theta Chapter

Purdue University

About the Chapter

The Beta Theta Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana was first established in 1959 with 16 Founding Fathers. The chapter was re-established in 2012 and remains one of the largest active chapters of Sig Tau.

Fun Facts

  • Two Purdue Senior Man of the Year Awards have gone to a Sig Tau, Steve Mussman ’15 and Quinton Nannet ’16
  • The chapter held one of the top GPAs on campus in 2016
  • IFC 2016 Brother of the Year – Anthony Giazzon
  • The 2016 5k Glow Run raised over $10,000 for Polar Plunge since its inception
  • Winner of the campus challenge for most money raised for Special Olympics of Indiana the past three years (2014, 2015, 2016)

Chapter History

The Beta Theta Chapter at Purdue University was originally chartered from 1959 until 1965. The Beta Theta Chapter came back on to campus in 1986 and remained active until it disbanded in 1998.

In the spring semester of 2012, Headquarters Staff Derek Kaimann and Paul Manly came to Purdue as Recruitment & Growth Coordinators. The two recruited 62 refounding fathers whom all accepted bids. The Beta Theta Chapter received their charter in spring 2013, and under the leadership of the first Chapter President, Zach Campbell, Sigma Tau Gamma began to leave its mark on Purdue University.

With one central vision in mind, the Beta Theta Chapter immediately leaped at opportunities to become involved and active on campus. They won numerous philanthropy events and became involved with the Polar Plunge, all the while maintaining the values and principles of being a noble man of Sigma Tau Gamma.

Living the six principles daily has allowed the chapter to thrive on Purdue University’s campus. In 2014, Beta Theta received the Most Distinguished Chapter Award, becoming the youngest chapter to do so. Sigma Tau Gamma, Beta Theta Chapter remains focused on leaving a positive and lasting legacy behind to improve not only Purdue University’s Greek community but also the Greek community as a whole.

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.