Public invited to groundbreaking Saturday on new home for Sigma Chi fraternity at FHSU


HAYS, Kan. – Ground will be broken at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at 404 W. Seventh St. in Hays for a new house for Fort Hays State University’s Zeta Tau Chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity. The public is invited.

Seeking to fund as much of the home as possible through private donations, Josh Callahan, chapter advisor, has been working with the FHSU Foundation in reaching out to alumni, as well as others who are interested in the project. To date, approximately $500,000 has been raised from alumni donations and pledges to support housing scholarships for students.




Until additional fundraising is complete, the remaining amount needed to build the home will be financed via a local bank and the Sigma Chi National Foundation.

“The new home should be completed in early October and will house 24 to 32 men,” said Callahan. “Sigma Chi has a long history at Fort Hays State University – going back more than 50 consecutive years with 600-plus alumni.”

“I think it is a great sign that they are building a new home for their undergraduate members,” said Dr. Teresa Clounch, assistant vice president for student affairs at Fort Hays State.

“It is a sign of sustainability and growth for the FHSU fraternity and sorority community,” she said. “It is important to celebrate what our students and organizations are doing.” For additional information regarding the new Sigma Chi fraternity home at Fort Hays State, please contact the FHSU Foundation at 785-628-5620 or

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