Nov. 17, 2011 – Sigma Tau Gamma has a new expansion project prepared for the spring 2012 semester at Purdue University and a reorganization project at the University of Illinois. Both campuses are host to some of the largest Greek systems in the country.
Purdue University is home of the Beta Theta Chapter of Sig Tau, which has been closed since 1998. The charter for the Beta Theta Chapter was originally granted on Nov. 8, 1959 to the petitioning society of Delta Kappa, which was founded in 1956. Alumni from Beta Theta and in the West Lafayette, Indiana area largely support the reopening of this chapter. There are currently 80 other fraternities and sororities at Purdue.
The University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois is home to the Alpha Chi Chapter. Alpha Chi was originally chartered on May 9, 1953 from the petitioning society, Witanshire Fraternity, founded in 1946. Expansion counselors visiting in the spring will help reorganize this chapter and assist with recruitment efforts. The University of Illinois has 95 chapters in their Greek system with 46 fraternities in the Interfraternity Council.
“Sigma Tau Gamma is very excited for the opportunity to partner with two nationally recognized host institutions that both have excellent reputations for academics and exceptionally strong fraternity and sorority communities,” said Director of Expansion Michael Smoll.
The on-campus recruitment efforts at both institutions will be lead by Expansion Counselors Paul Manly and Derek Kaimann. Woody Woodcock, who is Phired Up Productions’ senior director of organizational growth, will provide coaching support throughout the duration of these projects. As part of Sig Tau’s national parternship with Phired Up, the expansion project at Purdue University and reorganization at the University of Illinois will be the eighth and ninth of 12 planned projects through the year 2012.
Both chapters have Facebook sites. Please “like” these pages (Purdue, Illinois) to show your support and stay up to date on their expansion progress. If you are interested in volunteering for one of these projects or would like to recommend a high performing student, please contact either Derek Kaimann at
or Paul Manly at
“We look forward to promoting the Fraternity’s highest ideals of Manhood, Brotherhood and Citizenship with the students on these campuses and to becoming contributing members of these communities,” added Smoll.
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