Epsilon Delta Chapter

University of Massachusetts Lowell

About the Chapter

The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts began in 1992 with 50 Founding Fathers at the time of becoming a chartered chapter. The chapter chartered on April 22, 1995.

Fun Facts

  • 280 Brothers and growing
  • 2016 Intramural Kickball Champions

Chapter History

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma started as an interest group in the early spring of 1992. The first meetings were held in the North Campus Commuter Lounge before moving to an empty classroom in Pasteur Hall, and then to Brother Dan Girard’s apartment at 28 Bridge St., Apt. 13 in downtown Lowell. This building would be used later for retreats and other fraternity events.

The interest group was led by Brother Thaddeus Yukna, a transfer student from the Delta Phi chapter at Fitchburg State College. Brother Yukna had help from fellow Sig Taus. These men, Brother Mike Dion, Fitchburg and Brother Dave MacElhiney, acted as advisors. With the aid of these three noble men, the chapter was ready to induct its associate members and to be an official Associate Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma. On April 26, 1992, 23 men were inducted as associate members of Sigma Tau Gamma in a ceremony at Fitchburg State College. On December 1, 1992, 14 of the first 23 associate members were initiated at the Delta Phi Chapter house in Fitchburg, MA.

The Epsilon Delta Chapter has built strong ties with the local fraternities and sororities. They have worked very hard on becoming respected by the community and have conducted themselves as gentlemen, which has earned the respect of peers as well as the university. Hopefully, Sigma Tau Gamma at the University of Massachusetts Lowell will continue to prosper and become one of the many growing chapters of Sig Tau.

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 noblemen@sigtau.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.