Zeta Beta Chapter

University of Cincinnati

About the Chapter

The Zeta Beta Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at the University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio was founded by 27 undergraduate students on November 10, 2013. The chapter was chartered as the Zeta Beta Chapter on January 23, 2016.

Fun Facts

  • Acknowledged as a 2014 Red & Black “Excellent” chapter during the 2014 Greek Awards
  • Ranked third amongst all fraternities in GPA average in 2014 with a 3.31 average GPA
  • Awarded for Most Improved Chapter during the 2016 Greek Awards
  • Raised $2,700 for the 2016 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics
  • Brother Brent Levy was an intern for National Headquarters in the summer of 2017

Chapter History

The chapter started as a group of gentleman that had never met before but united under one cause to promote the ideals of the six principles: Learning, Integrity, Excellence, Leadership, Citizenship, and Brotherhood. At first, the chapter struggled with division amongst brothers and lack of direction. However, the chapter became united over time with the goal of becoming a chartered chapter. With the help of headquarters, the chapter significantly grew, petitioning to charter in 2015.  The Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve the chartering petition and designated the Cincinnati Chapter of Zeta Beta on January 23, 2016, with a brotherhood of 43 gentlemen. After seeing its biggest graduating class bid farewell to the chapter at the end of the 2016 school year, Zeta Beta is still a strong chapter of 30 gentlemen with a new chapter house. The house currently occupies 11 brothers.

The Zeta Beta Chapter has seen almost all of its current and past members contribute to its successes and achievements thus far.

Chapter Funds

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

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.