About the Chapter
The Gamma Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville in Platteville, Wisconsin began in 1965. The chapter started as a local fraternity before becoming a part of Sigma Tau Gamma in 1969. The chapter had 29 Founding Fathers when it chartered in 1969.
- Have won Homecoming festivities 11 times, most recently 2015.
- Intramural Soccer Champions in 2015 and 2016.
The Gamma Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma was originally founded in 1965 by 17 men as a local fraternity called Phi Alpha Psi. Phi Alpha Psi soon joined the National Fraternity of Sigma Tau Gamma in 1969. The current house was purchased in 1965 using war bonds that the Phi Alpha Psi fathers received as payment for service in World War II. Currently, they are one of 15 Greek organizations on campus with nine of the organizations being fraternities. The chapter recently celebrated its 50th anniversary where many current undergraduate members were able to meet alumni members and founders of the chapter.
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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