Sigma Rho Fall 2016 Newsletter

Sigma Rho Fall Newsletter

by Brendan Black '18  Sigma Rho VP of Communications

Sigma Rho would like to congratulate the Fall 2020 class on their initiation. We are proud to call them brothers of the finest fraternity at the University of Illinois.

During the past semester, the Sigma Rho chapter achieved its greatest milestone since recolonization. Sigma Rho is once again an officially recognized chapter of Beta Theta Pi. In honor of this monumental achievement, the brothers of Sigma Rho will be hosting a charter installation banquet on April 29 in Champaign. We would like to personally invite you to celebrate with us on the 29th. The chartering banquet will be held at the Eastland Suites Conference Center Ballroom and begin at 6 pm. Dinner and drinks will be provided at the banquet. Feel free to stop by the chapter house at 202 East Daniel before the banquet at noon on the 29th. This is a great opportunity to see the chapter house before it undergoes a year long renovation project next fall. Mark your calendars and remember to RSVP for the event. RSVP can be made to Kyle Tebelman at This is one of the greatest milestones in the over 100 year history of the chapter and we are excited to see you there.


With the conclusion of rush comes our newest rush class - 10 members strong!

Furthermore, I would like the highlight the intellectual and professional success of the active members of Beta Theta Pi at Illinois. Sigma Rho finished finished the fall semester with a 3.23 average GPA. The chapter finished 7th out of 44 IFC fraternities at the UIUC and above the all campus average of 3.18. The chapter has shown an impressive GPA growth over the past semester and we look to continue this trend as we aspire to be in the top 5 IFC fraternities next semester. Beta strives to produce leaders and successful young men.

Finally, I would like to congratulate and highlight the newly elected executive board for the Sigma Rho Chapter of Beta Theta Pi.

President: Kyle Tebelman

VP of Brotherhood: Michael Mazurkiewicz

VP of Finance: Jack Geocaris

VP of Communications: Brendan Black

VP of Education: Aqib Amir

VP of Recruitment: Samuel Thomas

VP of Programming: Gavin Olson

VP of Risk Management: Paul Larson and Bradley Lucak

House Manager: Jake Arends


They are all well deserving of their new positions and will continue to lead Sigma Rho to be the chapter that we are all proud of!
Feel free to contact us at any time and enjoy the holidays!


-Brendan Black '19


Sigma Rho VP of Communications |

Other highlighted contacts:

President Kyle Tebelman |

VP of Finance Jack Geocaris |