Tau Phi Sigma, (ΤΦΣ), is a multicultural college fraternity, founded on November 11, 1992 at the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The organization's primary purpose is to ensure its members reach higher states of education, progress the cultural awareness of humanity in all parts of the globe, while maintaining the values of brotherhood, equality, loyalty, respect, and pride. Since then the fraternity has expanded to eight collegiate chapters and two alumni chapters in the Midwest.
On the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign a group of thirteen students attending the university were unable to find a fraternity that satisfied their ideals of brotherhood. These students founded Sigma Tau Phi on November 11, 1992. These men created a brotherhood which would encompass all ethnicities and backgrounds and make men of good character which would manifest itself in attaining a higher education, providing service to the community, and promoting social and cultural awareness. The founding fathers of the organization devised a pledging process which would ensure the fraternal bonds to develop and a true brotherhood to form. After twelve rigorous weeks of hard work, dedication, education, and discipline, ending on May 1, 1993, the first seventeen members of Sigma Tau Phi emerged.
Due to naming rights with the Inter Fraternity Council, Sigma Tau Phi became Tau Phi Sigma.
Tau Phi Sigma was founded by seventeen young men: Efrain Lazaro, Vernan Paul Ituralde, Javier Alberto Ordaz, Salvador Jaime Garcia, Elmer Martinez, Carlos Haro, Arturo Alvarez, Francisco Avila, Mario Del Real, Juan Pablo Diaz, Ceasar Arenas, Guadalupe Odilon Diaz, Jose Juan Alvarez, Juan Leonardo Muñoz, Jorge Covarrubias, Jose Luis Del Real.
The objective of Tau Phi Sigma:
"Como Humanos Siempre Unidos, Como Hermanos Jamas Vencidos" ("As Humans Always United, As Brothers Never Defeated")
Tau Phi Sigma is a service-oriented fraternity . In order to further research and development of major diseases such as cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and cardiologic conditions Tau Phi Sigma established the Fight 4 Life Initiative as its national philanthropy. The Fight 4 Life Initiative seeks to develop financial support for the following organizations:
|Name||Founded||Institution||Location||Status||Notes||Reference - style="vertical-align:top;" class="vcard"||Alpha||November 11, 1992||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Champaign and Urbana, IL||?|
|Beta||February 17, 1996||University of Illinois at Chicago||Chicago, IL||?|
|Gamma||July 26, 1997||Purdue University||West Lafayette, IN||?|
|Delta||September 12, 1997||DePaul University||Chicago, IL||?|
|Epsilon||February 14, 1998||Northern Illinois University||Dekalb, IL||?|
|Eta||June 13, 2009||Purdue University Calumet||Hammond, IN||?|