History

The Beta Lambda Chapter at Northern Illinois University is one of the oldest fraternities on campus. Prior to being granted a charter from Phi Kappa Sigma in 1968, the local fraternity known as Sigma Tau Sigma was largely an inclusive and academically leading fraternity; a tradition we continue to this day. Our chapter continues to lead in community service, scholastic achievement, philanthropic endeavors, and organizational leadership.

The past few years have shown exponential improvement, both locally and on the national level. In 2012, the Beta Lambda Chapter was awarded the most prestigious award from Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity, the Carroll K. Simons Awards. This award states that the Beta Lambda Chapter was rated the best chapter throughout the United States, and Canada, by receiving the highest score in our annual Mitchell Chapter Standards chapter assessment, scoring 100%. In addition, the Beta Lambda Chapter was awarded the Most Improved Chapter award for the 2011-2012 school year. Finally, in 2013 we were awarded the Chapter Excellence Award, scoring amongst the top tier of chapters in our Mitchell Chapter Standards assessment.

In August 2015, the brotherhood moved into the new chapter house at 924 Greenbrier Ave and continues to grow as a brotherhood. Scholastically, our chapter placed second in our national fraternity for GPA, only losing out on first place by .01 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Intramural awards:

2006 – Tugs, 1st Place

2015 – Greek Week, 3rd Place

2016 – Intramural Soccer, 1st Place