About the Chapter
The Epsilon Phi Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama began as an Associate Chapter in 2012. The Chapter was chartered on November 2, 2013, with 83 Founding Fathers, officially becoming the Epsilon Phi Chapter. Over 200 men have been initiated since its inception.
- Voted into the local IFC in 2013
- 16 members have been in the Student Government Association since 2013
- 35 members have been a part of Honors College since 2013
- 2017 saw a total of 10 University Ambassadors that were brothers of the chapter
- Fall 2016: 3.33 GPA
- Over 1,500 community service hours in 2016
- Nearly $11 thousand raised or donated to charity in 2016
The Epsilon Phi Chapter began as an associate chapter on the University Alabama campus in 2012 and quickly became known as the gentlemen at The Capstone. Then Headquarters Staff, Paul Manly and Derek Kaimann, began recruiting men that 2012 fall semester and within one year, over 75 men had been initiated into the chapter at Alabama, with the chapter officially receiving the designation of Epsilon Phi on November 2, 2013.
The Epsilon Phi Chapter has made a name for themselves and is one of the most involved Greek organizations on campus. In just its second year, brothers were leading in various different roles on campus. Several brothers were/are a part of the Student Government Association, some were/are collegiate ambassadors, others are student workers on campus, with a few brothers being a teammate on club sports teams. A couple of brothers have even gone to serve their country in the United States Military. The brothers have managed to be involved with the Brotherhood and other various organizations on campus, and have managed to excel in the classroom still. The Chapter has consistently had one of the highest GPA’s on campus year after year, with the fall 2016 GPA being a 3.33.
Since chartering in 2013, over 200 now call themselves brothers of the Epsilon Phi Chapter. The chapter each day strives to live out each of the six principles and strives to carry themselves as noble gentlemen.
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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