The Beta Upsilon coffee table history book called "One Saturday In November: 100 Years of Sigma Chi at Washington State University" will be released at Grand Opening on Saturday, September 11th at the Centennial Chapter House.

Each Beta Upsilon alum attending Grand Opening and undergraduate living in the house will receive a free copy on the spot.

The 100-page luxurious book chronicles every decade since our founding in 1919 and uncovers fascinating tidbits of history mined from the WSU archives, scrapbooks, old Chinooks and even stories told verbally by the brothers who were there.

 

It is packed with more than 300 images including rate photos of our founding, the proposal to build the old colonial house, heartbreaking photos of the demolition of the old colonial house and touching stories of how we became one of the few fraternity chapters in North America to go more than 100 years - unbroken.

We survived four wars, two pandemics, social upheaval, national economic collapse and a cute little pet piglet named "Sig the Pig" who walked around Greek Row and somehow grew into a 600-pound behemoth.

You'll read the story of how our chapter dwindled down to just two men - the Consul and the Pro Consul who actually held a chapter meeting to commit to save the charter.

Every Beta Upsilon alumni and live-in undergraduate will receive a complimentary copy at Grand Opening. Others may purchase their copy for $100 plus shipping on a first-come, first- served basis. If we run out of copies, we may arrange a pre-order to print additional copies.

TO ORDER: Mail $100 check plus $10 shipping costs to 11766 Hartford Way, Mukilteo, WA 98275 payable to Beta Upsilon Sigma Chi Club. Questions? Email

jeffburnside@outlook.com or call 206.512.6544.

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Our new Beta Upsilon history book is itself making history

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We found and interviewed the oldest living Beta Upsilon brother. About to turn 100 years old, Robert Fletcher is a stud.

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The proud future of our chapter is in good hands with these undergraduates brothers who are taking excellent care of the new house.

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Gary Dunn, a pledge at the time, stands before the chapter to read his Pledge Essay as the new house looms next door. And Jake LaRoque's story helped inspire donors and remind us why we built this new house.

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During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, we opened the doors to our new chapter house and were forced to delay our gala Grand Opening until September 11, 2021.

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Our book is full of great stories like Sig the Pig.

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Winning multiple intramural football 

championships catapulted our chapter to unmatched prominence on Greek Row.

Not attending Grand Opening but interested in getting a copy of our book? Email jeffburnside@outlook.com or call 206.512.6544.