Sigma Nu Fraternity, Gamma Tau Chapter News


Border Battle Week is Underway

Our annual philanthropy has already begun!

Monday, October 5th through Saturday the 10th marks Sigma Nu’s annual Border Battle Week where the Gamma Tau Chapter of Sigma Nu at the University of Minnesota competes against neighboring Sigma Nu chapters in raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Stop by and socialize during the week while raising money for a great cause!

  • Tuesday the 6th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dinkytown Qdoba Foodraiser – mention you’re eating with Sigma Nu for the kids of St. Jude to the cashier and 15% of your proceeds goes to charity.
  • Wednesday the 7th, 6 PM – 9 PM
    White Rose Bowl Powder Puff Flag Football Tournament at the West Bank Fields!
  • Thursday the 8th, 6 PM
    Sorority decorated shields due.
  • Friday the 9th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
    Semi-formal Date Auction at the Sigma Nu house (treats included).
  • Saturday the 10th, 10 AM – 3 PM
    IFC Flag Football Tournament at Bierman Turf Fields. Cheer on the fraternities as they compete to see who’s got the best Óag football team on row. Catered food available for free for those who compete, otherwise $5.
  • Saturday the 10th, 6:30PM – 8:30 PM
    Mini Carnival at Sigma Nu parking lot. Enjoy food, a bouncy house, mini games, pets, and live music performed by brothers in a family friendly setting.

Thank you for supporting the children of St. Jude Research Hospital!

Check out our event on Facebook for more information!

Sigma Nu Q&A – Zack Corneliusen

Our very own Reporter, Alex Ruhland, sat down with our Philanthropy Chairman Zack Corneliusen and asked questions about our upcoming Border Battle Event.

Zack Corneliusen – Philanthropy Chairman

Badge: ΓΤ 1521
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Williston, ND
Major: Kinesiology

AR: So Zack, you’re a young philanthropy chairman with his first big test coming up in Border Battle. How is it going?
ZC: You sound like the sports reporter from Williston. He doesn’t ask real questions, he just makes statements and expects you to answer him.

AR: Ok Zack, but really, how’s the preparation been so far and what’s new with Border Battle?
ZC: It’s been quite an experience with event planning. I mean it’s the first big event I’ve ever done. I would say it’s going pretty well.

AR: Has there been anything you didn’t expect or have had setbacks with?
ZC: It has been a lot more logistical than I had anticipated, like renting out fields and the copying of shirts, also we’ve had to coordinate traveling and lodging for the out of state chapters that are coming in. Melissa, our St. Jude representative has been extremely helpful though this whole process.

AR: So who’s coming this year?
ZC: We have all the returning chapters back this year, which includes NDSU, MSU-Mankato, and Coe College. As for the sorority powder puff league we have grown from 2 to 6 sororities on campus, which consist of KKΓ, AΦ, ΓΦB, ΧΩ, AOΠ, and the defending champs in AΓD. Plus, the winner of this year’s event will also receive a trophy.

AR: What advice would you give the next philanthropy chairman for this event and what would you hope to see in next year’s Border Battle?
ZC: I would tell that person to start working on it early because it’s a lot more work than it seems. I hope to see more chapters coming up to play, and more importantly, raise money for St. Jude’s. We’ve already heard interest from Michigan State, Iowa, and Northwestern for next year, which would be really exciting.