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Chapter Spotlight: Sigma Nu AlumniWed, 05/17/2023 - 8:38am
In 1963, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette became home to the 161st chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Like the men who came before them, the brothers of the Eta Nu Chapter pledged to foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart, and character and to perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the fraternity.
This promise of lifelong friendship was front and center during the chapter’s 60th Anniversary Crawfish Boil in April. More than 200 guests, from charter members to current students, attended the crawfish boil held at the Alumni Center.
Dan Hare, the Sigma Nu Alumni Chapter president and director of community engagement for the Alumni Association, has a deep connection with the fraternity. “The Sigma Nu Fraternity has been an important part of my life — during my collegiate years and since as an alum. The fraternity provided me with various leadership and social opportunities, but more importantly, lifelong friends and a large network of fraternity brothers across the country,” Hare said.
Hare became involved with the fraternity’s alumni chapter after graduating from UL Lafayette in 1983. In 1996, he joined the UL Lafayette Alumni Association as a staff member. Hare quickly learned about the support and benefits the Alumni Association offers its constituent chapters, which are formed by groups of alumni who share a common collegiate interest. With this knowledge and the full support of the fraternity’s alumni volunteer leadership, the Sigma Nu Alumni Chapter became a constituent chapter in 2013.
Opportunities, like the crawfish boil, that bring the collegiate and alumni chapters together help the fraternity’s active members gain first-hand knowledge and guidance from their alumni. “Several of our alumni have served or are currently serving the University in significant volunteer leadership positions, including at the Alumni Association, the UL Lafayette Foundation, and the Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation,” Hare said. By giving back through their time, talent or treasure, involved alumni can positively impact the future of the University and its students.
The Sigma Nu Alumni Chapter plans to hold its next luncheon at the Alumni Center on Thursday, July 27. More information about this event will be released soon.
To join, volunteer or learn more about the Sigma Nu Alumni Chapter, please update your contact information with the UL Lafayette Alumni Association. “If any Sigma Nu alumni would like to be involved in some capacity, we welcome their participation,” Hare said. He encourages alumni to make sure they identify as a Sigma Nu when updating their information and to provide an updated email address to ensure they receive all digital communication from the Alumni Association.
Photo Caption: (Main) Sigma Nu alumni celebrated 60 years on campus with current Sigma Nu students at the UL Lafayette Alumni Center. (Photo Credit: Dan Hare) (In-Story, first) Dr. David Niland, Michael Kreamer and Dan Hare show their Ragin' Cajuns pride at a Sigma Nu reunion in the spring of 2022. (Photo Credit: Courtney Bergeron / UL Lafayette) (In-Story, second) The Sigma Nu Alumni Chapter hosts a luncheon for alumni and students during Homecoming Week 2022. (Photo Credit: Courtney Bergeron / UL Lafayette)