Zeta Alpha Chapter

Arizona State University

About the Chapter

The Zeta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at Arizona State Univerity in Tempe, Arizona began with 60 Founding Fathers in 2014. The Chapter was chartered in 2015, and has consistently had over 100 chapter members each year since.

Chapter Facts

  • The chapter won Greek Week its first full year on campus
  • 2016 winner of Pi Beta Pi’s Arrowspike Philanthropy
  • Won Chi Omega’s Swishes for Wishes Philanthropy in 2015

Chapter History

Early during the 2014 spring semester at Arizona State University, the Zeta Alpha Associate Chapter was formed. Headquarters staff reached out to sorority women on campus, campus leadership and campus club officials for names of those they thought would be the ideal men to start this new fraternity on campus.

After the initial recruitment by Headquarters Staff, 60 men decided to be Founding Fathers of the Zeta Alpha Chapter. At the end of the 2014 spring semester, a small class of six was recruited by the brothers on campus and initiated. Finally, at the start of the 2014 fall semester, the brothers were ready to begin the first round of official campus fraternity recruitment. The Founding Fathers had a very successful recruitment led by Vice President of Membership, Jason Kramer. This class was overall very promising and held many future leaders and executive board members for the chapter. After another successful recruitment in the spring of 2015, the then Associate Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma had a very solid foundation of members ready to take the chapter to new heights.

Under the leadership of President Brandon Bishop, Sig Tau grew from a relatively unknown entity on campus in the Fall of 2014, to a substantial chapter with a strong presence by the end of the spring semester. They, along with their partners Chi Omega and Delta Sigma Phi, displayed a tremendous amount of effort and won the largest scale Greek Life event of the year, Greek Week. To complement that achievement, they were also granted their official charter from the Headquarters of Sigma Tau Gamma. The Chartering Banquet was held in August of 2015, at the beginning of the fall semester, and the Associate Chapter was granted the designation “Zeta Alpha.” Later that fall, the chapter won its first philanthropy event, Chi Omega’s “Swishes for Wishes.” Sig Tau had a lot of momentum at this point and knew it had to keep it going. At the end of the semester, a new president was elected who’s vision was to do just that; Philip Cramer ’14. Under the leadership of Phil and his executive board, Sig Tau had its two most successful and largest recruitments yet. The chapter hosted the first White Rose Queen Philanthropy Competition and first successful Taulympic Games Philanthropy won its first intramural championship and won the largest fall philanthropy of 2016; Pi Beta Phi’s Arrowspike. Under the leadership of the president, Devon Johnson, and his restructured executive cabinet, Sig Tau will continue to strive for greatness and understands the sky is the limit.

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.