About the Chapter
The Epsilon Rho Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland was established as an Associate Chapter in the 2008 fall semester. On May 8, 2010. The chapter received its charter. Over 150 men have been initiated since 2010.
- The chapter is very involved with the university’s IFC.
- Brothers are involved with many different clubs and organizations including Order of Omega, orientation leaders, the geography team, and the Salisbury hockey team
In the fall of 2008, the national headquarters sent Tom Connell to recruit founding fathers for the new chapter at Salisbury University. Tom was on a mission to look for new noble recruits and to start a respected chapter at Salisbury. Connell came across Pat Gotham, Paul Manly, and some of his friends in Pokomoke. The Epsilon Rho chapter started off by initiating 12 brothers in the spring of 2009. Dan Baden was the president at the time; they grew the chapter to 35 men and they earned their charter on May 8th, 2010. When the founders graduated, the chapter grew well over 70 brothers.
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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