Epsilon Beta Chapter
Founded: April 4, 1997
Lindenwood College was chartered in 1853 from a school started by Mary Sibley in St. Charles, Missouri in 1827. Lindenwood Hall was erected in 1857. Jubilee Hall (1907) was the next building added. In 1940, the college was accredited to grant four year degrees. Men were first admitted to the college in 1968. The college enrolls 3,000 students in 40 majors. Dennis C. Spellman, Alpha Omicron '55, Omega 2006, was President of the College during the period of development of the chapter.
The Petition for Colonization was submitted by 38 undergraduates led by President Shawn Worman, on May 8, 1993. Half the petitioners did not meet Alpha Sigma Phi academic performance requirements for initiation. The group initially met in an auditorium, but was provided a house on Watson Street by the College. Jim Reid, Tulane '68, was the colony's advisor and first GCA.
A petition for chartering was submitted by 27 undergraduates. On April 5, 1997, Epsilon Beta Chapter was installed at Lindenwood College. Chad Matlick, Lindenwood '97, was the first Chapter President, and received the charter from Ed Leedom, Bowling Green '86. Dennis Spellman, Missouri Valley â€™55 and Jim Reed, Jr., Tulane '68, spoke for the alumni. Christophe Kyle, Lindenwood '97 has served as Grand Chapter Advisor and received the Delta Beta Xi Award.
The University closed the Epsilon Beta Chapter in the fall of 2013 and Fraternity Headquarters negotiated a return date of 2015.
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