About the Chapter
The Zeta Iota Chapter at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington began in 2014 and was chartered in the fall of 2016. The chapter has already initiated over 75 men.
- The only active chapter in the state of Washington
- Named 2016 Greek Week Champions.
- During Greek Week, raised over $10,000 for Pullman Regional Hospital.
- Current and past member’s involvement with the Associated Students of Washington State University, Residence Hall Association, WSU Residence Life, ZZUCRU, Students Book Corporation, ASWSU Student Entertainment Board, Greek Week Executive Committee, Cable 8 Productions, Academic Success, and Career Center, and the Office of Admissions.
In the fall of 2014, Recruitment and Growth Coordinators from Sigma Tau Gamma Headquarters visited the Washington State University campus to build a new chapter of noble men. In October 2014, the Washington State Associate Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma was founded as the flagship chapter of the west coast expansion for the fraternity. The founding members of the fraternity were focused on cementing their position on campus, working on meeting local and national membership and programming requirements, and keeping an overarching goal of receiving a national charter.
The chapter began participating in intramural sports, including flag football, three-on-three basketball, and volleyball. This is a tradition that exists to this day and will continue, with the chapter adding more sports as membership grows. The chapter participated in Greek Week 2015 and 2016, placing first overall. On August 20, 2016, the Washington State Chapter received the official charter and Zeta Iota chapter designation.
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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