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Sigma Phi Epsilon celebrate 95 years at CSU

September 24, 2010

Colorado Gamma SigEp was founded in 1915 at CSU and has been on the campus for 95 uninterrupted years. SigEp is the oldest standing fraternity at Colorado State and boasts more than 2,300 alumni members.

95 years of excellence

To commemorate their long-standing tradition of excellence, the Colorado Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon—commonly known as SigEp—will host a 95th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 25. SigEp is the oldest standing fraternity at Colorado State University and boasts more than 2,300 alumni members.

The celebration will begin with a tailgate event prior to the CSU vs. Idaho football game at Hughes Stadium on Saturday. Following the game, undergraduate and alumni members and their families will attend a celebratory dinner and recognition ceremony at the chapter facility, located at 121 E. Lake Street, across from the University Center for the Arts. Alumni from as early as the 1950s are expected to attend.

“This event represents a milestone in the history of our brotherhood, and we are proud of the role our fraternity has played in the history of CSU,” said Bijah Gibson, chapter president for SigEp and senior at CSU.

Notable alumni

Colorado Gamma SigEp was founded in 1915 at CSU and has been on the campus for 95 uninterrupted years. The fraternity moved into its residence at 121 E. Lake Street in 1933 after purchasing the house from Lambda Chi Fraternity.

Among the notable alumni of Colorado Gamma SigEp are:

  • The late Kenneth Monfort, a prominent Colorado businessman whose multi-million dollar contributions to CSU continue through the Monfort Excellence Fund
  • Former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer is also an alumnus of the fraternity
  • Walter Scott, Jr., former head of Kiewit Construction and member of the Board of Directors of Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha, Neb.

Achievements and members

Most recently, Colorado Gamma SigEp has been awarded the Chapter of the Year distinction by the CSU Interfraternity Council for five out of the last ten years, including 2009.

Members of the 80-man undergraduate chapter are active in various facets of campus life such as:

  • club sports
  • student government
  • the Interfraternity Council
  • CSU’s Office of the President
  • variety of other organizations

Members are required to adhere to strict GPA requirements, complete 20 hours of community service per semester, and participate in intramurals sports to maintain their membership. Members seek to live out the Balanced Man Ideal of having a sound mind and sound body.

More information about Colorado Gamma SigEp and its 95th Anniversary Celebration can be found on the chapter website, www.cogamma.org, or by contacting Chapter Vice President of Communications Rob Schafer at (719) 238-5061.


Contact: Rob Schafer
E-mail: rschafer89@yahoo.com
Phone: (719) 238-5061