Your son may be considering joining a fraternity or perhaps is already a member of Sigma Tau Gamma. This is an important step in your son’s life and is one that he will likely want to share with you.
You may be asking, “What is a Fraternity?” Well, a fraternity is a group of like-minded men who all share a set of values that guide their decisions and actions. Sharing these values is the basis of the brotherhood that they form together. These brotherhood bonds based on shared values are the essence the fraternity. The fraternity is a self-governed body led by the men, and the group of men participates in leadership development programs, social activities, brotherhood activities, and community service projects.
Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity was founded by educators and veterans of the First World War. Your son can count himself among great men that believe in the highest ideals of manhood, brotherhood, and citizenship. Sig Tau is a non-profit organized to provide resources and services to the college chapters. We are governed by a board of alumni volunteers. Professional staff develops and delivers educational and leadership based programs.
Sigma Tau Gamma is also a social fraternity. Unfortunately, in current use, the word social is all too often used to describe anti-social behavior. In Sigma Tau Gamma social means congeniality and the development of interpersonal skills. Members who exhibit anti-social behavior, including the abuse of alcohol and hazing, are subject to discipline. Similarly, hazing is anti-social behavior. Hazing has no place in Sigma Tau Gamma. Interpersonal relationships are important while in college. Research indicates that the absence of appropriate social relationships, not poor scholarship, is the dominant reason freshmen fail to persist to graduation. Fraternity members consistently persist to graduation at a higher rate than non-member students because they have a peer support network.
We are excited that your son is considering membership with Sigma Tau Gamma and hope that his association proves to be most rewarding.