Expanding to Clemson

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Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity is proud to announce the addition of its 152nd location on the chapter roll as the Epsilon Rho Provisional Chapter at Clemson University. This exciting growth for the fraternity is due to students seeking out Sigma Alpha Mu as an ideal fit for their vision of a new brotherhood at Clemson. The Octagon approved the provisional charter following the interest group’s successful admission to the Clemson Interfraternity Council as an Associate Chapter. 

The interested students worked diligently with the Director of Growth, Jerred McCormick, to grow and develop operations over the past few months. Assistant Executive Director Jackie Hackett facilitated an abridged version of our True MDH Initiative candidate education program in a weekend retreat format. The men were then initiated into the Epsilon Rho Provisional Chapter by Supreme Prior David Kleppel on April 30th.

Executive Director Andy Huston noted, “Several students expressed interest in bringing Sigma Alpha Mu to Clemson this spring because of their alignment with our values. It was noted that this is one of the most impressive and quickly developing interest groups that the Clemson IFC has seen during the meeting where we received IFC recognition. Please join me in congratulating these seven Founding Fathers – Daniel, Ethan, Jonah, Lukas, Ryan, Connor, & Gavin – who have the vision to build Epsilon Rho Chapter in the best tradition of our Creed!”

The Provisional Chapter will continue to receive support from staff and area alumni as they work to grow, develop operations, and prepare their application for the ratification of their charter at the 2024 Convention. 

“I’m proud to be a part of Sammy and believe that as a chapter, we will be able to make a big impact on the community through charity, brotherhood, and leadership,” reflected newly initiated frater Daniel Chaput.

Clemson University is home to 23 IFC fraternity chapters with an average chapter size of 86. This is Sigma Alpha Mu’s 7th chapter in the ACC. Assistant Dean of Students & Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life Gary Wiser shared, “The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is excited to welcome Sigma Alpha Mu as the 24th member of the Interfraternity Council. Our office and IFC believe the mission and values of Sigma Alpha Mu will enhance our community, and we look forward to the chapter being a valuable member of our community.”

Do you want to support the growth of Sigma Alpha Mu? Please consider a non-tax deductible contribution to our Bridge Builder Fund at sam.org/bridge.