Delta Upsilon Chapter

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

About the Chapter

The Delta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College in Erie, Pennsylvania was established in 1989 with 27 Founding Fathers. Since its inception, over 400 now call the Delta Upsilon Chapter home.

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.

Fun Facts

  • A couple of brothers are involved in Division III Athletics
  • Winner of the Brotherhood of the Year award three times in the last six years
  • Greek Week champions in 2012

Chapter History

The Delta Upsilon Chapter is located on Penn State Erie, The Behrend College campus, which is on the outskirts of the city of Erie, PA. The Chapter was founded in 1989 by 27 young men, as the Founding Fathers of the Chapter. Lead by the first president Christopher Dean; the Founding Fathers established the basis of culture and organization that remains with the Delta Upsilon Chapter. With continuous activity since its founding, the chapter has currently brought in over 400 brothers into Sig Tau. The chapter has served and influenced the campus as well as the community through philanthropic, fundraising, awareness, intramural, and of course volunteering events. Some of the events and activities that Delta Upsilon chapter currently runs are Sandblast, Undie Run, intramural sports, Cedar Point fundraiser, Highway Cleanup, Humane Society volunteering, and events to help raise money or be more involved with our national philanthropies. The chapter actively participates in the philanthropies such as BACCHUS and Special Olympics. The chapter is soon approaching its 30th anniversary and anticipates many more successful years.

Submitting Changes to the Chapter’s History

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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.