April 24, 2012
– The Sigma Tau Gamma Expansion team is visiting Tuscaloosa this week to prepare for its upcoming expansion project to the University of Alabama.
“Sigma Tau Gamma is excited to become part of one of the leading fraternity and sorority communities in the country,” said Director of Expansion Michael Smoll. “This fraternity and sorority community is unique because of its long and rich history of students seeking to affiliate with a Greek organization, which is reflected in the impressive chapter sizes.”
The University of Alabama boasts one of the largest Greek systems in the nation with 56 fraternities and sororities. More than 7,000 students make up the fraternity and sorority community, which accounts for 27 percent of the school’s undergraduate population.
“The University of Alabama has a vision of increasing its student enrollment size over the next several years and providing an opportunity for more of its students to join the fraternity and sorority community,” added Smoll. “Sigma Tau Gamma is looking forward to being part of this vision by recruiting high performing student leaders this fall.”
Expansion Counselors Paul Manly and Derek Kaimann, along with Phired Up Productions’ Senior Director of Organizational Growth Woody Woodcock will join Smoll for the pre-site visit this week. Manly and Kaimann will return in the early fall to lead on-campus recruitment efforts and establish a provisional chapter. The University of Alabama has never previously been home to a Sig Tau Chapter.
“By expanding to the University of Alabama, Sig Tau will be able to establish a strong chapter and continue our growth across the southeast United States,” noted Smoll. “I look forward to working the University of Alabama Greek Life Office and the student leaders as we prepare for the fall.
Sigma Tau Gamma recently established a Facebook page for its future chapter at the University of Alabama to provide information and gather contacts for potential members. Please show your support and follow the expansion progress by ‘Liking’ the page here
. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to recommend a high performing student for this provisional chapter, please contact either Kaimann at
or Manly at
The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the state’s first public college. With more than 31,000 students, the institution has seen rapid growth including its largest freshman class in 2011. The Crimson Tide athletics, made up of 15 NCAA Division I teams, is proud of its 20 total National Championships.