Eta Eta Chapter
University of Texas - Austin
Founded: August 29, 2015
Status: Administrative Suspension through 2023
Coordinator of Expansion and Growth Beau Loendorf, Colorado State ’11 led expansion efforts at the University of Texas at Austin in the spring semester of 2014. 29 men participated in a Pledge Ceremony in March of 2014. Director of Chapter Development Danny Miller arrived on campus shortly after to host officer elections and train provisional chapter leadership. Staff members Curtiss Norman, Northwood ’12 and Ryan Kolter, Whitewater ’12 initiated 26 men and colonized the group in April of 2014. In the spring 2015 semester, the provisional chapter secured chapter housing at 1909 San Gabriel Street and was approved to charter as the Eta Eta chapter.
Eta Eta officially chartered on Saturday, August 29, 2015. The Ceremony was held at the Student Activity Center in the South Ballroom. Grand Councilor Mark Still, Washington '75, gave the Keynote Address and presented the group with their charter. Steven Zizzo, Illinois ’84, gave the Alumni Address. Carlton Matthews, Murray State ’10, represented Fraternity Staff. Benjamin Tuggle, Texas '14, was the founding president.
In April of 2018, the Eta Eta Chapter was suspended due to continued brotherhood, recruitment, financial and housing concerns.
In the fall of 2018, Coordinator of Expansion Danny Thiakos, Arizona '15, led expansion efforts at the University of Texas to revitalize the Eta Eta Chapter. By the end of the semester, 12 men were initiated into the Eta Eta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.
The Eta Eta Chapter did not meet the constitutional requirement to have representation at the 2019 Elevate educational program. The Chapter was suspended and appealed the decision. The appeal was successful but the undergraduates made the decision to not accept the terms of the appeal and decided to cease operations. The Eta Eta Chapter will return to Texas in fall 2023.
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