About the Chapter
The Phi Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at Southeastern Lousiana University in Hammond, Lousiana began on May 27, 1939. The chapter began with 14 Founding Fathers and was Sig Tau’s 21 chapter.
- Brother Lee is currently the president of the IFC at Southeastern Louisiana University
- Phi Chapter is proud of its two National Presidents. Brothers Chris Mauer, 34 National President, and Thomas C. Morgan, 37 National President
- They’ve had three Winebrenner Medal Recipients: Warren “Potsey” Louque ’82, Thomas C Morgan ’86, and A Philip Jeanfreau III ’14; Two Milsaps Medal Recipients: Morgan and Paul Phillips ’16; Two Dent Man of the Year Winners: Morgan ’85 and Mauer ’91 and countless finalists.
Phi Chapter has initiated over 1,000 brothers that enjoy brotherhood as social creatures that share a common commitment to leadership, scholarship, and service. The Phi Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma was founded at Southeastern Louisiana University on May 27, 1939. In the 78 years of Phi Chapter, the chapter has produced countless fraternity, campus, and community leaders. Currently, Phi Chapter alumni hold leadership positions on the Fraternity Board of Directors and Board of Foundation Trustees.
Phi Chapter’s premier philanthropy project is Wet-n-Wild benefiting the national philanthropy, Special Olympics. The event is a large water balloon fight, in which members of the SELU community and brothers of Phi Chapter participate on teams of six and try to remain as the last team standing. Events such as this one and many others show that the Phi Chapter loves to have fun while also serving their community.
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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