Epsilon Upsilon Chapter

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

About the Chapter

The Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia began in 2011 with 24 Founding Fathers. The chapter was officially chartered in 2013 and currently has over 60 members.

Chapter History  

The Sigma Tau Gamma Epsilon Upsilon chapter at Virginia Tech was founded in 2011. Two years later, on October 20th, 2013, Epsilon Upsilon received its charter to be recognized on campus officially. Since then, the chapter has grown from the 24 original members to over 60 undergraduate brothers. The 24 founders began with the vision of bringing together a group of men that would be able to improve each other in every aspect of life. Their focus was to better both their brotherly relationships and personal relationships while achieving academic and extracurricular success. Due to these critical individuals, the Epsilon Upsilon chapter has dramatically improved since 2013 in the quality and quantity of students dedicated to this vision.

As a testament to our founders’ beliefs, the recent years have been focused on participating in events, such as the Big Event at Virginia Tech and Greek Giving Back, that benefits brothers and the community. Such events organize thousands of volunteers into small groups that disperse through the community to lend a helping hand where it is needed. Academically, Epsilon Upsilon has risen quickly. Within two years of receiving a charter, the chapter was ranked within the top five Greek organizations on campus for chapter GPA. Additionally, many of our brothers are in leadership positions in other organizations on campus. Several of the Epsilon Upsilon brothers hold positions in the Student Government Association, a variety of clubs, and as Hokie Ambassadors on campus, trying to make a difference in the lives of other college students. While some brothers participate in academic extracurriculars, others are a part of the club and intramural sports teams and a few of our brothers are involved with Division I sports. The first few years of a chapter are easily the most difficult to overcome, but with the success of the chapter and the promising leadership ahead, Epsilon Upsilon has high expectations of becoming more prominent on campus and creating more noble men.

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.