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 email@example.com. Thank you so much!
Jacob Herstein, PC ’15
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.
My name is Benjamin Hausmann, and I am the current alumni chair. I wanted to reach out to all of you to explain our new committee. We have completely restructured the alumni committee in the hope that you will be able to better communicate with the fraternity. Each pledge class will now have two representatives on the committee and each committee member will serve for the duration of their time in the fraternity. To see the members of the committee and to find out your representative, click here. We believe this will reduce the turnover and allow you to easily develop a relationship with the fraternity. Each member will be assigned a group of alumni (sorted by last name) and once this member graduates, the freshmen will become the new point of contact for that group. Our goal moving forward is to host an alumni weekend every 2-4 years because we know it can be a hassle to make the trip to Austin annually, especially for those of you who live outside of Texas. Please make sure to contact your assigned point person before you arrive, and we will gladly have someone greet you at the house. Thank you and I look forward to meeting you!
Ben Haussman (PC ’13), firstname.lastname@example.org