The Gamma Chi Chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Washington:

history, legacy, lifelong brotherhood.

Founded in 1916

Founded on the tenants of Love, Truth and Honor, the Sigma Nu fraternity is a true leader nationwide.  We are also founded on the principle of anti-hazing, which is something taken seriously by actives and alumni alike. 

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Sigma Nu: A History of Excellence within the walls of Gamma Chi

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Improved Lawn

            We’d like to thank the alumni for sponsoring the repair of our front lawn. The lawn looks considerably more well-kept, making the entire front of the house look better. On top of its improved appearance, the newly-leveled lawn allows Gamma Chi to more easily use the space for outdoor events, such as tailgates or barbecues. We really appreciate the help on large projects like this that we cannot fund ourselves. There are still many renovations we’d like to see for the house......


New PC

            We enter into our Winter Quarter with 12 members in the new pledge class. These new faces have brought immense dedication and passion to Gamma Chi already. The house as a whole has benefited greatly from the positive spirit and energy that the new pledge class has brought in. They are dedicated to improving rush and the house as a whole. Their house-improvement project of fixing up Card Room has allowed that space to be more utilized for tailgates and poker nights. With our new PC, the members of Gamma Chi see the chapter heading in the right direction and we are looking forward to their initiation into the house as active members. For bios of the new members, please continue reading to the end of the newsletter.


Husky Football

            Everyone in the house was very excited about the Huskies incredible season getting to college football playoff. The tailgates we have had at the house have been filled with excellent food, lots of prideful Husky fans, and a lot of wins on the field. We highly encourage alumni to come out to the house for football games next year, especially for away games. We threw an “Alumni Tailgate” earlier in the year to continue to build our relationship with the alumni, and although the tailgate was successful, we always appreciate as much alumni turnout as possible. We plan to have more alumni events throughout the coming school year and we would love to see as many of you there as possible.



            During Fall Quarter, Gamma Chi has been involved with a number of organized philanthropy events. Early in the quarter, Gamma Chi bought into Delta Zeta’s week-long philanthropy event and competition. Competing with dozens of other fraternities, our chapter was able to take 2nd place due to a strong turnout at the events for the week and a victory at DZ’s talent show portion.

            The majority of the house, as well as girls from ADPi, volunteered to help at the Boy’s And Girl’s Club’s Annual Halloween Hoopla for the third consecutive year. Additionally, members of Sigma Nu went to help with ZTA’s philanthropy event to make blankets for those who need them.




House Achievements

  • Josh Cohen interns in engineering for Toray Composites, a manufacturer of fiber reinforced polymers for Boeing, SpaceX, Bell Helicopters, among others.

  • Calvin Behrens has procured an internship with PwC Assurance in San Francisco for the upcoming summer.

  • Lander Lee has signed his Finance internship offer with the Boeing Company for the upcoming summer. 

  • Gordon Krippaehne was offered a full-time internship position as well as a scholarship from Howard S. Wright Construction.

  • Alex Urasaki has an internship with UW Sustainability and is now on the student board for the Husky Leadership Initiative.

  • Kyle Mehrer was hired as a business development specialist for Venture Real Estate Group in Bellevue, WA.

  • Drew Torrey got an internship in marketing/account services for the tech startup PlaceFull


  • The following brothers have been admitted into their desired majors this past quarter:

  • Kai Simpson (Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering), Jesse Gayvoronski (Chemistry), Gordon Krippaehne (Construction Management), Alex Urasaki (Environmental Science and Resource Management)


New Candidates Joining the House Winter Quarter

Chris Carroll

Chris is a freshman from Los Angeles, California and a first year member of Sigma Nu. He is in pre-engineering and will soon be applying to bioengineering. He is particularly interested in tissue/molecular engineering within bioengineering. In high school he played lacrosse for all four years. He has been playing guitar for the last 8+ years and anticipates soon being a member of the house band, The Drywalls.

Steve White

Steve is a freshman who graduated from Mehlville High School in St. Louis, Missouri. He intends to study either biology or applied and computational mathematics here at the University of Washington. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing pick-up sports, running, and watching the Rams beat the Seahawks.

Ken Johnson

Ken is a freshman from Okinawa, Japan, and is a pledge of Sigma Nu. He has not declared a major yet, but he wishes to be in business administration, focusing on international business. Ken is focusing on his academics and adjusting to America during his freshman year, but he wishes he can serve in some positions during his time in Sigma Nu. Ken also wishes he can do intramural sports for track, tennis, basketball, or soccer during his time in University of Washington.


Michael Chong

Michael Chong is a freshman from Port Angeles, Washington, and he joined Sigma Nu winter quarter of 2016. He is focusing his academic career on finishing all of the prerequisites for industrial engineering. He is an active member of KSA (Korean Student Association). He is currently working at University Kitchen and Rotunda. He was the captain of the state winning cyber patriot team in his senior year of high school. His hobbies include skiing, fishing, playing soccer, sailing, and attending science events or lectures.

Andrew MacKinnon

My name is Andrew MacKinnon and I’m a freshman at UW. I grew up in Yakima, WA and graduated from West Valley High School. I’m hoping to major in either Mechanical or Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering. I am also part of the UW tennis club and have been playing tennis throughout my life. Aside from school and tennis, I enjoy mountaineering, traveling, reading, and playing guitar.


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