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Founded: June 28, 1920 at Central Missouri State University

Founders:


* Allen R. Nieman
* Leland T. Hoback
* Emmett Ellis
* Edward G. Grannert
* Edward H. McCune
* Buell W. McDaniel
* W. Glenn Parsons
* Frank H. Gorman
* Carl N. Chapman
* G. Eugene Hartrick
* A. Barney Cott
* C. Edward Hoffman
* Rodney E. Herndon
* William E. Billings
* C. Willard Salter
* Alpheus O. Fisher
* Daniel F. Fisher
* The Honorary Dr. Wilson C. Morris

Members: 60,000 Alumni

Official Philanthropy: BACCHUS/GAMMA and Books for Kids

Official Colors: Azure Blue and White

Official Flower: White Rose

Principles:

  • Value: To enhance the worth of belonging
  • Learning: To afford the environment for learning.
  • Leadership: To develop good leaders for America.
  • Excellence: To strive for superior performance.
  • Benefit: To serve Fraternity, college, country.
  • Integrity: To perfect a structure of honor.

Creed:

I believe that the true spirit of Fraternalism is a personal devotion to one's ideals. It has its roots in definite, tangible things. It springs out of a love of God and worth of one's fellow man. It grows into qualities of mind and soul. It is not the attitude toward a few selected ends, but rather the abiding spirit in which all things are done, all difficulties met, all successes received, all obstacles overcome.

I believe that the true spirit of Fraternalism is a breath that breathes itself into the life and being of those who live it, becoming an unconscious part of them, ruling and molding their thoughts and acts. We may call it the right attitude towards life, towards the world, towards right and wrong, towards the beautiful and good, towards duty and faith in God.

I believe that the true spirit of Fraternalism is a thing that grows. It is first associated almost exclusively with a narrow circle of fellow students, but it broadens with a widening understanding until it takes in all the important relationships of life. It enters the domain of private life as thoroughly as in public life. It teaches the fulfillment of obligations to school, state and church.

I believe that Sigma Tau Gamma endeavors to bind men together in a fraternal brotherhood based upon these eternal and immutable truths, which are set forth in the Principles and in the Code of Conduct of our Fraternity.

In this belief, I will endeavor to make my college and my own chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma more honored and respected by all men, and will endeavor to conduct myself so that I will ever bring credit and honor to our Fraternity.

-Edward H. McCune, Founder and Past President


Notable Alumni:


  • Sgt James E. Johnson: USMC, Medal of Honor recipient, WWII & Korea
  • Capt James A. Graham: USMC, Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam
  • Gil Morgan: Pro Golf Hall of Fame
  • M.A. Wright: Chairman of the Board, Exxon Oil & Refining Co., Past chairman of U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Ellsworth Dent: Pioneer in audio-visual education
  • Dr. Lawrence Walkup: President of Northern Arizona University
  • Dr. Ronald W. Roskens: President of University of Nebraska
  • Arthur Hughes: President of University of San Diego
  • Dr. Bill Stacy: President of Southeast Missouri State University, President of California State University - San Marcos
  • Paul R. Carter: Senior Vice President & Director of Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated
  • Mel Hancock: U.S. Congressman, State of Missouri
  • Matan Siman-Tov: Israel Professional Basketball Player Team Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • Brad Ellsworth: U.S. Congressman, State of Indiana'
  • Red Miller: Former Head Coach, Denver Broncos
  • John (Jack) Link: Founder, Jack Links Jerkey
  • Dee Brown: Author, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
  • LTG Clyde Vaughn: Director, U. S. Army National Guard
  • William H. Byler: Inventor of Black Light
  • William J. "Bill" Dodd: Former Lt. Governor and Superintendent of Education of Louisiana, Author of "Peapatch Politics"
  • Geoffrey Connor: Former Texas Secretary of State
  • Eric Ferguson: Chicago Radio Personality
  • James Kirkpatrick: Missouri Secretary of State for 20 Years
  • Robert A. Libby, PhD.: Part of the Pringles Potato Chips Development team
  • O. Glen Hocker: Founder, Dairy Queen International
  • James J. Benedickt, PhD.: Inventor of Actonel - Osteoporosis Drug
  • Eric Hillman: CEO, Europa Sports
  • Jeff C. Young: Award winning author of nonfiction books for young adults
  • Matt Schricker: Lead singer of Fever Dream
  • Vince Russo: "Writer for TNA Non-stop Wrestling, Former writer for WCW and WWF"
  • Dennis Miller: Comedian/TV Personality
  • Lt Gen George J. Trautman, III: Deputy Commandant for Aviation, United States Marine Corps