Indiana University South Bend


South Bend, IN

In October of 2011, 12 students at Indiana University at South Bend were formally pledged to Alpha Sigma Phi. They faced troubles, being at a small commuter school with an equally small Greek system, but with the guidance of Grand Chapter Advisor (and founding member) Sam Aladema, IU - South Bend ‘12, they were officially colonized on February 19, 2012. Brother Alameda worked closely with the members, and those that attended Grand Chapter 2012 in Chicago, Illinois happily received an Alpha Gamma Upsilon Bronze Cup for their score on the Annual Report.

The following fall, the Colony kept the momentum going and doubled their size as they welcomed a new member class of 13 men. The men were more involved on campus and performed various service events with the guidance of GCA Alameda.

Although the Colony has recruited well, consistent financial and retention issues have provided consistent challenges to the men. The Colony showed great improvement over the next few semesters and petitioned the Grand Council to charter.

The IU - South Bend Colony was approved to charter. The Ceremony occurred on July 11, 2014 and was held at the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in South Bend, Indiana. Grand Councilor Tom Hinkley, Indiana ‘84, gave the Keynote Address and presented the charter to the group. Ryan Kolter, UW - Whitewater ‘12, represented Fraternity Staff. Andrew Duncan, IU - South Bend ‘12, was the Founding President.

Records show award name and year(s) received.

Alpha Gamma Upsilon Bronze Cup of Distinction 2012 
Phi Pi Phi Silver Cup of Distinction 2014