Nu Alpha Chapter Chartered
POSTED: 2008-12-06 :: LAST UPDATED: 2008-12-18, 17:00 ET
Location: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith – Fort Smith, AR
Designation: Nu Alpha, Chapter #277
Re-Chartering Date: December 6, 2008
Installed by: Regent Joe Gilman (Morehead State)
Campus Snapshot: Located in Fort Smith, AR, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is home to over 50 campus organizations. More than 6,500 students roam the 164 acres of the UAFS campus and on their way to class, students pass the 'campus anchor' – the dramatic Reynolds Bell Tower. At seven stories, it is the tallest freestanding belfry in the South Central United States. The UA Fort Smith Lions compete in baseball, women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, as well as golf and tennis. Currently, the University is in its second exploratory phase (of three) to become an official member of NCAA Division II Athletics.
Chapter Profile: The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is welcoming its first nationally-recognized fraternity to campus with the arrival of the Nu Alpha chapter of Sigma Nu. Since starting as a new colony in the spring of 2007, 41 men have dedicated their attention to building Sigma Nu, as well as the Greek community at UAFS.
These men have not only succeeded in establishing this chapter, chartered on December 6th, 2008, but also have strived to be leaders on campus. Some examples include five Sigma Nu men represented in the inaugural Order of Omega class of seven, a homecoming king, Mr. UAFS, as well as touting the highest GPA of all Greeks on campus with a 3.23. Their excellence does not stop with on-campus activities as these men organized their first philanthropy for St. Jude's Children's Hospital, a 5K run, and raised $3,000.
The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is growing and the Nu Alpha chapter will aid in their development as a four-year university for years to come.