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Sonoma State University

Epsilon Phi Chapter

Sonoma State University
Founded: August 21, 2010
Chartering Petition
Status: Active
Conduct Violations: Risk Management, 2013


President - Jacob Peinado
Vice President - Alessio Guerra
Recruitment Director - Cooper Salisbury
Alumni Director - Thomas Bernard
Grand Chapter Advisor - Garrett Riegg
Alumni Association President - Aaron Zavala

Chapter History

A group of freshmen living in a residence hall in Fall 2009 determined the current Fraternities at Sonoma State left room for development of a new organization. The men were placed in contact with Alpha Sigma Phi and decided to affiliate with the Fraternity. Director of Expansion, Matt Humberger, Bowling Green '03 visited campus in November 2009 to hold a meeting for all those interested in joining Alpha Sigma Phi. Twenty-six men went through the first Pledge Ceremony on November 5, 2009. The group quickly grew into an organization, leading several aspects of campus activities.

The chapter was chartered on campus in the Cooperage Building ceremonies on August 21, 2010.  Grand Historian Robert W. Kutz, UC Berkeley '67, presented the charter; Steve Latour, Central Michigan '04, and Matt Humberger, Bowling Green '03 represented the staff. Alumni from Nu (Cal), Gamma Zeta (Bowling Green), and Gamma Nu (Sacramento State) attended the installation. Undergraduates from Nu Chapter presented the Initiation Ceremony.

The chapter continued to grow with successful recruitment efforts over the next four semesters and was reported to be the largest fraternity on the Sonoma State Campus in the 2011-12 academic year.

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