At SigEp’s 57th Grand Chapter Conclave in Denver, SigEp National Housing presented the Cornerstone Award to four alumni and volunteer corporations. These volunteers were recognized for their commitment to ensuring our undergraduate brothers have homes that provide an ideal environment in which to live, learn and prepare for the journey of life ahead. Each of these homes is a reflection of alumni pride and the hard work brothers put into making their chapters great.
Chapter Manpower: 253
Project Scope: $3 million new build with over $750,000 raised; 23,000 sq. feet
Facility Features: sleeps 32 brothers + resident scholar suite; large study space and common area that can accommodate the entire chapter, as well as a lounge area where brothers can study, gather or play pool; basement parking garage.
Project Volunteers: Rob Atkisson, Scott Lato
Chapter Pride: 3.7 GPA, third highest on campus for fraternities; Outstanding Leadership Programming and Community Service awards from IFC; Sound Mind, Sound Body programming includes seminars on nutrition, Green Dot bystander intervention, and training on sexual health and understanding consent.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Chapter Manpower: 42
Project Scope: $700,000 raised; 13,500 sq. feet FACILITY FEATURES: sleeps 20 undergraduate brothers + resident scholar apartment; dedicated study space with mobile sitting and standing desks; technology-free quiet space for reading and studying with displays of chapter awards and photos also serves as meeting space; multipurpose room; courtyard with seating area
Project Volunteers: Mike Hart, Luke Cardona
Chapter Pride: has held the top fraternity GPA for 25 out of the last 30 semesters; “Brothers Teaching Brothers” program gives members a platform to share unique skills, talents or interests with other members of the chapter.
Chapter Manpower: 91
Project Scope: $950,000 new build; 5,000 sq. feet
Facility Features: sleeps 20 brothers; learning spaces that can support the entire chapter and their faculty fellow.
Project Volunteers: Andrew Cusick, Dan Banks, Ben Hopper, Nick Henderson
Chapter Pride: led all fraternities on campus in grades two semesters in a row, marking the first time the chapter held the top GPA; during the pandemic, nearly doubled the number of Balanced Man Scholarship applications received; raised more than $9,000 for the local Boys and Girls Club, besting the chapter record by $3,000.
Chapter Manpower: 113
Project Scope: $2.2 million renovation project with a $1 million capital campaign; 8,000 sq. feet
Facility Features: sleeps 31 undergraduate brothers + resident scholar suite; includes several lounges and multipurpose rooms for studying and chapter gatherings; new kitchenette and dining area.
Project Volunteers: Matt Beck, Matt Seberger, Aaron Loomis, Nate Green, Jim Wachendorf, Scott Shaw
Chapter Pride: chapter GPA has risen from 2.53 in fall 2018 to 3.17 in spring 2021, as membership increased from 54 to 113 over the same period.