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Fraternity regains charter, house for next fall

November 28, 2000

Members of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity will be having a very merry holiday this year.

After two years of inactivity, the fraternity came back to MSU last year. As of Nov. 19, the fraternity regained a charter from their national organization.

“I, along with a group of 27 other MSU students, recolonized the chapter last February after getting the go-ahead from the MSU greek system in January,” said Ryan Beale, chapter president. “We had to fill the quota of having 40 men who are financially set and above the greek system’s G.P.A. - we did.”

The fraternity now has 41 members, and they are looking forward to moving into their new house at 526 Sunset Lane next fall, the humanities and pre-law senior said.

The house is currently occupied by the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, which also recently regained a charter from their national organization. After a three-year hiatus, the Delta Tau Deltas will be moving back to their old residence at 330 N. Harrison Ave. next fall. That house is currently occupied by the Tau Kappa Epsilon, who will then be looking for a new place of residence.

“Starting from scratch we made some mistakes but we learned from them and became a very strong group because of it,” Beale said. “Everyone involved put forth a lot of effort.

“It has been a big learning process.”

Interfraternity Council President Paul Mitchell said the fraternity was off campus for two years before returning to the MSU greek system.

“The Sigma Alpha Mus came back to our organization last year,” the marketing senior said. “They have been recognized by the university ever since I have been in office.”

The fraternity gained recognition from the greek community by participating in philanthropy events like Anchor Splash and Greek Week, Beale said.

“We all came together to help a good cause and put our name out in a good way,” he said. “As president I’m proud of everybody in our organization who has helped to get us where we are today.”


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