University of Central Arkansas
About the Chapter
The Sigma Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas began in in 1934 with 37 Founding Fathers. The Sigma Chapter was chartered on November 30, 1934, and have initiated over 1,700 brothers since its inception.
- The chapter began as a secret society in 1915
- The Sigma Chapter is the oldest Greek organization on campus
- The “Toilet Bowl” is a philanthropic football game hosted by Sig Tau and Sigma Phi Epsilon each fall.
Sigma Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma goes as far back as when the University of Central Arkansas was known as Arkansas State Teacher’s College. Sigma Chapter began as the Secret Society of the Owls in 1915. Not long after that, this secret society became known as the local Greek group Kappa Phi Sigma. Then, on November 30th, 1934, this group chartered the Sigma Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity on the University of Central Arkansas’s campus.
The Sigma Chapter is the oldest existing Greek organization on the University of Central Arkansas’s campus, and just recently celebrated 100 years of brotherhood and excellence on their beautiful campus. Since its creation, Sigma Chapter has strived to instill the principles of Learning, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, Citizenship, and Brotherhood in its members.
Sigma Chapter is also well known on campus for preaching the importance of brotherhood and teaching its members to invest in and strengthen their brotherly bond. Sigma Chapter also makes continuous efforts to support the national philanthropy of Special Olympics with yearly events such as the local Polar Plunge, in which members donate money and dive into icy waters to support this national effort.
Sigma Chapter has always enjoyed friendly competition and previously had a competitive rivalry with Phi Lambda Chi’s Alpha Chapter in which the two chapters competed in an annual football game locally known as the Toilet Bowl. Due to the unfortunate disappearance of Phi Lambda Chi on campus, Sigma Chapter has now taken up the local Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter as their go to rivals in this football game tradition. Sigma Chapter strives year after year to recruit excellent young men to carry on the tradition of excellence that has been at this campus for over 100 years.
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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