The Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity was founded at Central Missouri State University, formally known as Central Missouri State Teachers College, on June 28, 1920. The Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma was the first fraternity at Pittsburg State University, founded on May 3, 1924. The local chapter was founded by fifteen men, all of whom served together during World War I. There are four buildings and two sporting areas on the Pittsburg State University campus that are named for Sigma Tau Gamma members. These buildings include, Grubbs Hall, Whitesitt Hall, McCray Hall, Gibson Dining Hall, John Lance Arena, and Brandenburg Field.
Sigma Tau Gamma’s national philanthropy is BACCHUS, otherwise known as Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students. This organization is an international and student-based movement for the prevention of alcohol abuse by students. The goal is to teach and promote responsible drinking. GAMMA, or Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol, is a program of BACCHUS that is specifically meant to meet fraternity and sorority awareness.
Books for Kids is Sigma Tau Gamma’s local philanthropy. Books for Kids is a charitable project established by the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation that was created to celebrate the fraternity’s educational heritage, since it began at Teachers Colleges. Sigma Tau Gamma nationally has donated over 28,000 books and $30,000 to the public libraries and school districts.
Nationally Founded: 1920
Locally Founded: 1924
Colors: Azure and White
Flower: White Rose
Symbol: The Chain of Honor
National Publication: The SAGA of Sigma Tau Gamma
National Philanthropy: Special Olympics
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