STORY BY LAURA KRUG
On Saturday afternoon during Homecoming weekend, a gathering of Sigma Chi Zeta Tau chapter members came together to admire their new home on 404 W. 7th Street and was joined by notable alumni and FHSU President Tisa Mason.
Since the groundbreaking in April 2018, construction has been underway to complete the three-story residence for the fraternity. Now nearing the end of the construction phase, the chapter looks to wrap up its fundraising campaign. Soon 25 members will move into the new 11,000 square foot residence and begin a new era for Sigma Chi.
Sigma Chi has a long history at Fort Hays State University – going back more than 50 consecutive years with 600-plus alumni. Josh Callahan, the Sigma Chi chapter advisor, was instrumental in fundraising for the new house. Even before the groundbreaking of the house he has been working with the FHSU Foundation in reaching out to alumni, as well as others who are interested in the project. With the help of previous alumni and the national fraternity organization, the house was made possible.
FHSU nursing student Jonathan Beck, who serves as the consul for the chapter, thanked attendees at the event for their dedication to Sigma Chi.
“The current undergraduate chapter is filled with the fires of ambition be more than a frat but a fraternity,” Beck said. “Aspiring to more than just another chapter of house on campus but a true model for the world.”