Let me be the first to say that the Sigma Theta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity is more than just a social club — we are a brotherhood that has had a strong presence at the University of Texas since 1922. Our fraternity has shaped friendships and lives, teaching members the skills necessary for success beyond their collegiate experiences. I am proud to call myself a member of Texas Sammy, an organization that fosters the values of humanity and comradeship.
Today, perhaps more than ever, college fraternities play a relevant role in shaping the lives of young men, and in the last year and a half Sigma Alpha Mu at the University of Texas has shaped my identity in unimaginable ways. Leading such a capable and passionate group of men this year, I am confident that we will see growth in all aspects of the fraternity. Our Council is excited for what’s ahead, and our active members are taking on leadership roles with renewed vigor. I look forward to not only upholding our reputation as a nationally recognized chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu, but also to advancing the accomplishments of Sigma Theta by creating a stronger vision for the future.
I hope you enjoy our website, and if you have questions or comments, please email me at JordanCoff6@gmail.com. Thank you so much!
Jordan Coff, PC ’16
The Sigma Theta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu (Sammy) was founded at the University of Texas on October 22, 1922. Since that day, we have established ourselves as a strong member of the UT Intrafraternity Council (IFC) and continue to make our presence known on campus.
We have been at our current residence in the heart of West Campus, 2501 Leon Street, since 1963 after moving a few blocks from our previous residence at 1919 Robbins Street. Although the men living at the house change from year to year, there are two men that are the glue that holds our fraternity together. Leon “Daddy” Washington, our former house Chef/Porter, has been a staple of the Sigma Alpha Mu house since our days on Robbins St. Still going strong at 92 years old, he still comes to the house to get to know the current members and tell stories about the good old days. Larry Harris, our current Chef/Property Manager, has been a part of Sigma Alpha Mu for 18 years. He learned all of the old tricks from Leon and has picked up a few of his own over the years. Larry is there for us every day to lend advice and take care of the Sammy house.
Rush represents the influx of new members into the fraternity. Every fall, prospective members rush Sammy to learn about the chapter and find their place in it. Rush captains are responsible for accommodating prospective new members. If you are interested in rushing Sammy, contact a rush captain to begin your journey.
This past fall semester we hosted our first formal alumni event in several semesters, but we know that a strong connection between actives and alumni does not stop there. We are working on a more long-term plan to grow the alumni relationship, and we believe it is vital to establish a network that fosters the creation of strong fraternal bonds that will serve Sigma Theta members personally and professionally throughout their lifetimes.
In the fall of 2018, we hope to move forward with new and exciting initiatives beyond even Alumni Weekend. With the vision of developing a relationship that molds Sigma Theta members into lifelong supporters of Sigma Alpha Mu, we hope to find new ways to get you, our alumni, involved in current fraternity operations. Please lookout for upcoming opportunities in the very near future!
Save the Date: Alumni Weekend 2018, September 15th, 2018
Prior Emeritus and Spring 2018 Alumni Chairman
firstname.lastname@example.org (PC ’15)