Restoration of Gamma Tau Chapter at Sam Houston State
On Saturday, April 23rd at the Elkins Lake Country Club, Knight Commander Darren S. Kay (Alpha Eta – Westminster ’88) re-issued the Gamma Tau Charter to the gentlemen of the Sam Houston State University Provisional Chapter. The ceremony and banquet was well attended by alumni.
The SHSU provisional chapter received its provisional certificate on October 31, 2013, and since then the chapter has grown to 34 members and achieved a 2.79 GPA in the fall semester of 2015.
The chapter completed over 430 hours of community service of which their volunteer projects include Adopt a Highway, washing fire trucks and cleaning the station at the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department, assisting with the Texas 10 Series Marathon in Huntsville and working the annual SHSU Ring Ceremony. The SHSU Provisional Chapter also raised over $2,300 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through their annual BBQ Cook-off and Scream on the Green event where they show Halloween movies outside on the campus lawn. The chapter also organized a Toy’s for Tots drive which donated 550 toys.
The chapter is also heavily involved on campus with members holding leadership positions as the SGA Chief of Public Relations, IFC Academics and Philanthropy Chairmen, Investment Club President and Wakeboarding Club President. Members are also actively involved in ROTC, the criminal justice honor society Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Order of Omega and many other honors societies, academic and sports clubs.
Members of the Sam Houston State University Provisional Chapter were initiated into Kappa Alpha Order on Friday, April 22nd at the First Baptist Church of Huntsville by the Delta Iota Chapter at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Gamma Omega Chapter at Midwestern State University.
View photos from the ceremony & banquet on Kappa Alpha Order’s Facebook page HERE.