SigEp at Washington State University (WA Alpha) was chartered in 1912. To this day, the original lambskin document is still in our possession and framed within the chapter facility.
After a long and rich history on the Palouse, SigEp at WSU hit a road block as the chapter went dormant from 2002 to 2005.
SigEp was founded on the cardinal principals of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. In our founding, it was said that this fraternity will be different. And after some internal reflection, WA Alpha's Alumni Volunteer Corporation (AVC) was determined to realign our organization with its history and roots to ultimately make a return on campus.
With the AVC's tireless dedication to excellence, proud alumni - spearheaded by Ken Christianson '74 - successfully carried out a $800,000 capital campaign for housing and scholarships bringing SigEp back to Washington State. And since the 2008 revival, SigEp has become - and continues to be - a force of leadership at Washington State University and throughout the greater Pullman community.
Our long-standing tradition of maintaining a substance-free facility has been credited with reducing many negative social pressures associated with young men while simultaneously promoting stronger bonds within our membership. Brothers living in the facility take pride in the environment performing weekly chores and kitchen duties.
Visitors may find it obscure that nearly 60 college-aged men live together in a well maintained chapter facility on Washington State's campus. But for brothers who cite 610 NE Colorado Street as their home away from home, this Residential Learning Community plays an integral role in the SigEp and undergraduate college experience.
WA Alpha's membership has played host to six student body presidents and vice presidents, six regional directors, countless interfraternity council officers, founders of non-profit organizations, division-one athletes, NASA engineers, internationally performing musicians, city chamber of commerce directors, and more since our re-chartering in 2005.
The chapter prides itself in horizontal diversity - men of different talents and walks of life all coming together for a common goal - becoming the best versions of ourselves we can be.