Sigma Nu's 2007-2010
Sigma Nu Epsilon Eta Chapter
The University of Tennessee
Top GPAs for Epsilon Eta
The Epsilon Eta chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity finished the 2009 Spring Semester with the third highest GPA on campus. The fraternity finished with a 3.11 GPA for the semester.
The candidate class for both Fall 2009 & Fall 2010 finished among the top 10 on campus. In Fall 2009 the candidates had a 2.97 GPA, the third highest on campus. Fall 2010, the candidate class had a 2.82 GPA, the ninth highest on campus.
New Fraternity House Under Construction
Sigma Nu is the only fraternity on campus who has built a new fraternity house. The $2.1 million house is located on the site of the old Sigma Nu house at 1824 Fraternity Park Drive. The old house was torn down in January 2009 and ground breaking for the new house was in late June 2009. The new fraternity house was opened in March 2010. Sigma Nu built a new, affordable fraternity house that is safe and meets the demands of the twenty-first century college student. The new house is a modern, fully functional fraternity home and includes:
- a required fire sprinkler system
- an elevator and other ADA compliance items
- new smoke and fire detection systems
- new smoke and fire detection systems
- modern computer and information technology connections to the campus community
JDRF benefits from annual Fowl Fest
Sigma Nu’s annual spring Fowl Fest to raise money for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Each spring semester Sigma Nu sponsors Fowl Fest, which is an afternoon of events that campus sororities participate. This year Sigma Nu raised $1,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Chapter Receives Increase in Manpower Award
The Epsilon Eta Chapter received the “Increase in Manpower Award” from headquarters at the 2007 Sigma Nu Fraternity College of Chapters in Lexington, Virginia. This award recognized the chapter’s outstanding diligence in increasing the chapter size. Epsilon Eta had 31 new initiates from Fall 2006 through Spring 2007.
Cory Tickle Named UT's Greek Man of the Year
Cory Tickle, EH 1414, former Epsilon Eta Commander and 2007 graduate, was recently names the University of Tennessee “Greek Man of the Year.”
Sigma Nu and Zeta Tau Alpha win homecoming honors
The brothers of the Epsilon Eta chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity joined with the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority to participate in Homecoming 2007, “Smokey’s Bayou Bash.” For the second time in three years Sigma Nu placed third in the overall Homecoming competition. This year over 20 campus organizations competed in the week long Homecoming festivities. Sigma Nu and Zeta Tau Alpha received first place in lawn display, second place in window display and third place in the small float competition.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on June 26th. Over 60 brothers and friends attended the ceremony on the site of what will be the new fraternity house. The previous house was built and occupied in the mid-1960's. Sigma Nu is the only fraternity scheduled to build a new house on Fraternity Row. During the ceremony the fraternity recognized three brothers for their long time service to the chapter with the fraternity's Torchbearer Award --- Brother Jack Nelson, EH 471, was recognized for his many years of dedication as Chapter Advisor and his work with the university community to develop fraternity park. Brother Nelson and his wife Carolyn presented the chapter with a picture from the groundbreaking ceremony for the previous fraternity house. Brother Jim Webster, EH 398, was recognized for his many years of service to the fraternity's Housing Corporation. And the late Tom Hunt, EH 758, was recognized for this dedication and commitment to the building of the new fraternity house.
Sigman Nu donates to Howard H. Baker Center
During the Fall 2007 semester, the brothers of the Epsilon Eta chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity donated $1,000 to the new Howard. H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy. The donation was in honor of Senator Baker’s father, Howard H. Baker, Sr. Baker, Sr. was a founding member of the Epsilon Eta chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Tennessee in 1921 and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1951 until his death in 1963.
Football Games and Road Trips
Fall football Saturday’s on the UT campus are special events. As over 100,000 fans converge on campus and hundreds of Vol Navy members tailgate on the banks of the Tennessee River, fraternity park is great place to enjoy pre-game activities. Each Saturday Sigma Nu hosts a cookout at the house for its brothers, their dates and alumni who drop in. The chapter enjoys the chance show off their latest game orange clothing, eat some burgers and relax before heading to Neyland Stadium. In addition to football Saturday’s in Knoxville groups of brother’s road trip to almost every SEC away game.