Chi Sigma Tau

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Chi Sigma Tau
Founded September 9, 1999 (19 years ago) (1999-09-09)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Type Social
Scope National
Motto Leaders, Not Followers
Colors Green & Gray
Flower Red Rose
Mascot Tiger
Chapters 7
Members 200+[1] collegiate
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, US

Chi Sigma Tau (ΧΣΤ) (also known as Chi Sigs or CST) is an Asian-interest fraternity founded on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago on September 9, 1999. It is the first Asian-interest fraternity to have been founded in the Midwest. It has chapters on seven campuses located in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Ohio. Chi Sigma Tau is a member of the National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association (NAPA).


Chi Sigma Tau National Fraternity, Inc. was founded at the University of Illinois at Chicago on September 9, 1999. Paul Phongsavanh Ouankeo along with nine other dedicated men came together to form the brotherhood of Chi Sigma Tau. The other nine men were Pierre Somprasert Ouankeo, Chastin Puray, Neil Rafol, Sherman Riddick, Javy Mejia, Jay Mejia, Ruperto Mercado Jr., Paul Tran, and Phillips Tran. This was the first Asian-interest fraternity to be founded in the Midwest.[2]


  • Academic excellence
  • Eternal brotherhood
  • Leadership
  • Cultural awareness
  • Strength
  • Social interaction
  • Service and philanthropy
  • Solidarity
  • Honor

Mission statement

We the men of Chi Sigma Tau, in eternal brotherhood, pledge ourselves to the development of character within each member. We shall encourage and reward academic excellence, promote service in our communities, and educate ourselves and the community around us on issues regarding Asian American culture, history, and identity. By continued involvement in our fraternity, leadership is not only a trait acquired, it is a skill that is mastered, that each brother will carry with themselves far beyond their college years. Although we are an Asian Interest fraternity, it is the strong policy of Chi Sigma Tau to make all membership-related decisions without regard to age, race, or religion.[2]




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