About the Chapter
The Epsilon Mu Chapter at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia began in 2000 as an Associate Chapter. After four years, in 2004, the chapter was chartered and officially granted the Epsilon Mu Chapter. 28 Founding Fathers established the chapter, with over 135 men initiated since 2004.
- Besides the chapter at Concord University, they are the only chapter to do the “Born on a Mountain Top” chant.
- Two-time Marshall University Thunder Cup recipients. (2014-15)
The Epsilon Mu Chapter was first making moves on campus in March 2000. They gathered about 11 men that year and elected their first executive cabinet. Most of the original members of the chapter were band members. The group has been featured in the student-run newspaper, The Parthenon, several times for enriching the campus community in its history. Through the chapter’s history, community service and philanthropy have been atop the priority list. The chapter has worked with Boys and Girls Club, The Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, The Humane Society and several other organizations in the local area.
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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