Mu Sigma Tau returns to Minot State
After more than a 20-year absence, Greek life is making a resurgence on Minot State Universityís campus with the recent revival of the Mu Sigma Tau fraternity. Seven men completed the initiation process to become active members. They are Anthony Anderson, Minot; Luke Artz, Souris; Max Buchholz, Minot; Ethan Fritel, Hazen; Chase Lee, Minot; Jon Powell, Glenburn; and Stetson Sannes, Minot.
The new members elected officers, with Lee serving as president, Sannes as vice president, Anderson as secretary, Fritel as treasurer, Buchholz as historian, and Artz and Powell as pledge captains. Thomas Froelich, assistant professor of communication disorders, and Jerry Stai, assistant professor of finance, are their faculty advisors. Both Froelich and Stai are Mu Sigma Tau alumni. The new fraternity members are working to expand their membership and are planning social events for MSU students.
"Greek life teaches you how to be a leader among your group," said Dave Aas, Mu Sigma Tau alumni president. "Greeks tend to be leaders within the community of their university."
The organizationís revitalization came about as a direct result of a fraternity reunion during Homecoming 2009. Mu Sigma Tau alumni from all over the country attended the reunion, and they decided to bring back the fraternity. A local group of alumni resurrected historical Mu Sigma Tau memorabilia and met weekly for three months to prepare for the new members. The alumni have offered to continue assisting the new members, who are the nucleus of the return of the fraternity with the earliest roots at Minot State.
The Mu Sigma Tau fraternity was formed in 1926, just 13 years after Minot State was established. The Greek letters, ΜΣΤ or "Mu Sigma Tau," represent the initials of Minot Stateís name at that time, Minot State Teacherís College. Over the years, additional Greek organizations joined the campus, but Mu Sigma Tau was traditionally the largest in membership. Many prominent names from Minot Stateís history are part of Mu Sigma Tau, including J. Bernard Busse, a long-time MSU faculty member, and General David C. Jones, a former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
For additional information, contact Aas at 838-5690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.