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The Campaign for Beta Eta Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity Indiana University

Preserving our Legacy Building our Future


OUR PROUD HERITAGE “The challenge of this project is extraordinary. the benefits of success will capture the imagination of the campus and secure Beta Eta’s Leadership position for decades to come.”

The Beta Eta Chapter of Sigma Nu at Indiana University was chartered in 1892 and since that time more than twenty-six hundred men have joined our ranks. No chapter can boast of more loyal alumni, men of renowned service to their country, communities, University and Fraternity than Beta Eta. Our alumni, simply stated, are business, professional, and community leaders nationwide. In the late 1800s, “literary societies” were the predecessors to fraternities at Indiana University. In 1892, The Independent Literary Society became the Beta Eta chapter of Sigma Nu at Indiana University. Over our 116 year history, our Chapter has trained and developed young men of exceptional character and dedication. The impact of Beta Eta on Indiana University is unparalleled. Six shrines honoring Beta Eta alumni adorn the Indiana University campus: The Herman B Wells Library, The Biddle Continuation Center in the Union, the Wells Shrine in Kirkwood Hall, Beck Chapel, Armstrong Stadium, and the Herman B Wells Statue. We have certainly left our mark in Bloomington as well as the many communities where we have elected to practice our chosen professions and reside.

Kirkwood Castle on Kirkwood Avenue circa 1952.

We are incredibly proud of our alumni’s tremendous personal and professional accomplishments, their dedication to their communities, charities and activism. Beta Eta alumni have lead our University, its Foundation, served its Board of Trustees and headed its athletic department. We have directed corporations and endowments, run hospitals, nurtured and cared for the sick and disenfranchised, prepared countless doctors, lawyers and judges, developed communities, raised families, and given back.

Additionally, four of our alumni, Ward G. Biddle, Herman B Wells, Thomas M. Lofton, and E.G. White have been inducted into the Sigma Nu Hall of Honor. Notwithstanding these accolades, our most impressive accomplishments are found in the strengths of the individual, life long friendships which were forged during our years at Sigma Nu in Bloomington.

Our alumni have an important and storied history with Sigma Nu National, boasting five former

Beta Eta’s fraternity experience teaches qualities not found in the classroom to help better prepare

Regents: George M. Cook, Ward G. Biddle, Herman B Wells, E.G. White, and Donald K. Densborn.

our men for life: leadership, character, teamwork and a commitment to excellence.

“Remember, we all have benefited from the work, sacrifice, and generosity of those who went before us.”


Planning for OUR Future “The challenge

Almost 60 years ago today, a group of Beta Eta alumni and active members, lead by the honorable

of this project is

and legendary Herman B Wells, developed a plan for a “new” Sigma Nu chapter house. Their vision

extraordinary. the benefits of success

included “fraternity row” on North Jordan where Sigma Nu would occupy two spectacular lots. The plans developed by this group of dedicated alumni and current members laid the foundation for a state of the art facility at 1015 North Jordan.

will capture the imagination of the campus and secure Beta Eta’s

In 1952 Beta Eta moved from the Kirkwood Castle to 1015 North Jordan. Today, 60 years later, we stand at similar crossroads for this and future generations of Beta Eta.

Leadership position for decades to come.”

Now is the time to stand on the shoulders of the Founders of Sigma Nu, the Founders of Beta Eta, and the alumni we grew up with in Bloomington to create a vision and execute a plan to sustain Sigma Nu

Current location on 1015 North Jordan.

at Indiana University for the next 50 years. The time has come to develop a facility that will ensure our

“Remember, we all

viability at Indiana University so future generations can carry on our heritage and experience what being

have benefited from

a Sigma Nu means. The elements of this vision must include rebuilding the chapter house to provide modern and unparalleled living and studying accommodations for future generations of Beta Etas.

The challenge of this project is extraordinary in the best of times. The rewards of succeeding in our efforts will secure Beta Eta’s position as one of the greatest institutions at Indiana University.

the work, sacrifice, Beta Eta’s fraternity experience teaches qualities not found in the classroom to help better

and generosity of

prepare our men for life: leadership, character, teamwork and a commitment to excellence.

those who went before us.”


PHASE 3

THE MISSION “The challenge of this project is extraordinary. the benefits of success will capture the imagination of the campus

This is the vision for the rebuilding of our chapter house. As our fellow alumni who went before us did, we must now do everything we can to ensure Beta Eta’s position as one of the greatest institutions at Indiana University. The blueprint for success is below. Let’s make it happen. Project Scope Phase 1: New East Elevation / Existing Structure

$2,100,000

Phase 2: East Elevation / New South Wing

$1,600,000

Phase 3: New Chapter Room / Senior Wing Addition $1,400,000 Campaign Goal from Alumni

$5,100,000

and secure Beta Eta’s Leadership position for decades to come.”

Fundraising Game Plan People Annual $

Total Per $

Total $

1

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

2

$ 500,000

$1,000,000

4

$ 250,000

$1,000,000

5

$20,000

$ 100,000

$ 500,000

10

$10,000

$

50,000

$ 500,000

44

$ 5,000

$

25,000

$1,100,000

66

$5,100,000

*These can be five year pledges

PHASE 2

PHASE 1

“Remember, we all have benefited from the work, sacrifice, and generosity of those who went before us.”


The MASTER PLAN for Beta Eta Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Indiana University We need everyone’s participation to make this a reality.


Honorary Campaign Chairmen Pat Shoulders and Clarence Doninger

Campaign Chairs Thomas Hargett, John Bitove, Louie Iaccarino

Campaign Steering Committee Finance Committee

Don Densborn Dan Gerritzen Steve Ratterman Building Committee

Jeff Newburg Steve Ratterman Jason Cosner Thomas Hargett Russ Seiler Campaign Committee

Scott McCrea Chris Alcock Thomas Hargett Bobby McDonald Bernie Lacy Š

2010 The Sigma Nu Educational Foundation, Inc. 9 Lewis St., P.O. Box 1869, Lexington, VA 24450

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Phone: (540) 463 1869 Fax: (540) 463 1669

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