Zeta Pi Chapter

University of Arizona

About the Chapter

The Zeta Pi Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, Arizona was installed in the spring of 2016 and received its Charter on April 7, 2018. The chapter currently has 63 active members.

Chapter Facts

  • Top 3 GPA amongst IFC Chapters
  • Over 20 different majors across the entire chapter
  • Adopted E Sixth St. in Tucson, Arizona through the Adopt-a-Street Program
  • 1st place finish in Alpha Chi Omega’s Philanthropy Kickball Tournament 2019
  • Winners of Alpha Phi’s Philanthropy Sweetheart Week 2019
  • Back-to-Back Intramural Greek League Men’s Basketball Champions 2018-2019

Chapter Awards

  • 2018 Edward H. McCune Most Distinguished Chapter Award
  • 2019 IFC Most Improved Chapter Award
  • 2019 Nominee for Greek Chapter of the Year
  • 2019 IFC Highest New Member GPA
  • 2019 UA Greek Man of the Year – Elliot Beck
  • 2019 Noble Man Hall of Fame Inductee – Blair Kessler
  • 2020 Noble Man Hall of Fame Inductee – Elliot Beck

Chapter History

The Zeta Pi Chapter is the fourth chapter in the state of Arizona. The chapter was installed in the spring of 2016 and chartered in the spring of 2018. The chapter is one of the fastest-growing chapters on campus – having recruited over 60 members in the last two years and recognized as one of the most successful chapters in the UA Greek community. The Zeta Pi Chapter’s recruitment of strong new member classes has helped mold the chapter into what it is today, a chapter filled with genuine, respectable leaders. The chapter is the youngest chartered IFC chapter on campus and is the only IFC chapter nominated for the 2019 UA Greek Chapter of the Year Award – a distinguished award given to the most outstanding Greek Chapter that displays the four pillars of UA Greek Life: Academics, Leadership, Service, and Friendship. With the help of former presidents AJ Wurtz, Elliot Beck, and Luke Hardy, the young chapter has grown significantly and is consistently improving in every way.

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 it 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 reflect the chapter, so all corrections, additions, and revisions should be reviewed by other members of your chapter before being submitted.