Lambda Associate Chapter

Black Hills State University

About the Chapter

The Lambda Associate Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, is one of Sig Tau’s newest chapters. The chapter began in 1928 with 11 Founding Fathers. The chapter became an Associate Chapter once again in fall 2015.

Chapter Facts

  • It was two past presidents of the Lambda Chapter who formed the Spearfish Historical Society
  • The Lambda Chapter nearly dissolved in 1944 due to WWII

Chapter History

The Lambda Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma was installed in 1928 as the first fraternity organization on the Black Hills State University campus. The chapter dissolved in the late 1990s and was re-established in 2015 by the current President, Jason Schneider. The chapter enhances their brotherhood experience by doing many outdoor activities and is made up of many majors across the college.

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, 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.