Epsilon Zeta Chapter

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University

About the Chapter

The Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona began as an Associate Chapter in 1993 and chartered on January 27, 1996 to become the second oldest fraternity on campus. Brother Charles Tortorette, the founding father of the Epsilon Zeta chapter started the legacy which has now initiated over 270 men into the fraternity of courageous and noble gentlemen who always endeavor forward.

Fun Facts

  • Volunteered at regional Special Olympics events for 25 consecutive years (1992-2017)
  • The second oldest fraternity at ERAU-Prescott
  • Epsilon Zeta is Sig Tau’s oldest chapter west of Texas.

Chapter History

Sigma Tau Gamma – Epsilon Zeta Chapter became an associate chapter at Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Prescott Campus in 1993 and chartered on January 27, 1996. Founding Father, Charles Tortorette, started the chapter because he did not like the other fraternities on campus at the time and to carry his father’s legacy of Sig Tau. The Epsilon Zeta chapter was one of the first in Sig Tau to adopt Special Olympics as the official philanthropy and has been volunteering with them for over 26 years.

Brothers of Epsilon Zeta chapter represent the six Principles of our fraternity: Leadership, Integrity, Excellence, Learning, Citizenship, and brotherhood in their daily lives by holding numerous leadership positions on and off campus, volunteering at various events, exemplifying the bond of close-knit brotherhood and by excelling in academia.

Epsilon Zeta Chapter in 2018 won the Outstanding Eagles award, given to the most prestigious organization at ERAU and in the same year won the Emmett Ellis Scholarship award for Academic excellence issued at Grand Conclave Phoenix in June 2018. For EZ Eagles sky is not the limit, sky is home.

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.