About the Chapter
The Delta Beta Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was founded on April 14, 1978. The chapter began with 25 Founding Fathers and have initiated over 400 brothers since its inception.
- Intramural football champions three consecutive years
- 2016 Greek Week Winner
- Past President Daniel Robinson was named Greek Man of the Year in 2016
The Delta Beta chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma was founded at Duquesne University on April 14th, 1978. The chapter currently has 39 members who are each involved on campus through many different activities and clubs. The chapter hosts two events every year for the Special Olympics of America These events are the Polar Plunge and Keg Olympics. The Polar Plunge involves each brother raising $50 to join thousands of others in Pittsburgh by jumping into the river next to Heinz Field. In the spring, they also hold an event on campus called the Keg Olympics, where they play common drinking games with root beer to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol.
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.
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