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.

Name Change

Due to naming rights with the Inter Fraternity Council, Sigma Tau Phi became Tau Phi Sigma.

Founding Fathers

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:

  • To stimulate the ambition of its members
  • To prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual;
  • To encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood;
  • To aid humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic and intellectual statues.

Purpose and Goals

  • To promote higher education
  • To serve the community
  • To provide social and cultural awareness

Open Motto

"Como Humanos Siempre Unidos, Como Hermanos Jamas Vencidos" ("As Humans Always United, As Brothers Never Defeated")

National Board of Directors

  • President – Khai Yoo
  • Internal Vice-President – Ulises Moralez
  • External Vice-President – Joel Medina
  • Dean of Associates – John Vazquez
  • Treasurer - Rogelio Tovar
  • Secretary – Jose Rios


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:

Chapters and colonies


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 ?
Omega Reserved ?


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