Homecoming is a great time for CSU SigEp undergraduates and alumni alike. Float building and the annual SigEp entry in CSU's homecoming parade is a cherished tradition. Colorado State University began the homecoming tradition in 1914, one year before the the Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter was chartered at CSU.
SigEp was teamed with the ladies of Kappa Delta along with Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Delta Xi Nu Sorority and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to form the red team for Homecoming 2011.This years homecoming theme was "Get Your Greek On" making the float themed Mount Olympus. SigEp along with the rest of the red team competed in many events and came out winning second overall.
For the second year in a row, SigEp placed number one in Greek Homecoming Festivities Week! When undergrads heard this year's theme was “Celebrating the Past, Building the Future”, they thought to construct a replica of SigEp's 1954 homecoming float, which boasted a Rams head atop a much smaller version the A. SigEp was paired with the ladies of Kappa Delta, and won Best Greek Float. During the homecoming parade, half and KDs dressed in 1950’s clothing, while the other half dressed in crazy and elaborate futuristic outfits. We are proud of our boys and can contribute the wins to the effort of all the SigEps and Kappa Deltas, along with their respective homecoming chairs Brice Petersen ‘11, and Liz Levine ‘12. of SigEps
2008 was the dawn of a new era for CSU football as Steve Fairchild was hired away from the Buffalo Bills to take over as the new head football coach at CSU. It was a bittersweet transition as we honored the tremendous accomplishments of Coach Sonny Lubick and wished him well in his future endeavors, but were excited to see a high caliber coach like Fairchild come back to CSU.While the Rams suffered a heartbreaking 7-13 loss to Mountain West rival TCU, Colorado Gamma had a great weekend. The theme for the 2008 homecoming parade was It's easy being Green. SigEp teamed up with G-Phi and SAE for their Homecoming Parade Float and won best overall float!
SigEp and Gamma Phi built a Stay Puft homecoming float for the 1998 CSU Homecoming parade. Yes, the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man is wearing a child's swimming pool for a hat and no we did not place in the 1999 homecoming float awards. Obviously we didn't know quite what to do with the 1999 CSU Homecoming theme Decades of Discovery. Nonetheless, it was classic good times as we spent the week with the ladies of Gamma Phi Beta and guarded our float with honor all night before the homecoming parade Saturday morning, October 2nd, 1999. As you can see in the photo, all were having a great time riding along the parade route with Stay Puft.
Homecoming 1997 took place from October 3-5 in Fort Collins with the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors visiting to take on the mighty Ram
Football team. The Rams dominated the Rainbows 63-0 at homecoming and went on to one of the greatest seasons in Ram Football history. Moses Moreno led the team to a WAC Championship over New Mexico and a 1997 Holiday Bowl upset over Missouri under Coach Sonny Lubick. This year's homecoming was an important time as the campus and community continued to recover from the devastating Spring Creek flood during the summer of 1997. The flood severely damaged the CSU campus and the homecoming activities were an important part of getting life at CSU back to normal. Colorado Gamma went with a Hose the Bows homecoming float with all members of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Gamma Phi Beta riding on a flatbed.
The Sigma Phi Epsilon House at 121 E Lake street was decorated for the 1948 Homecoming at Colorado A&M College in Fort Collins, Colorado. Photo taken in October 1948.
The banner accross the columns on the front of the house says "This is the year", perhaps foreshadowing the highly successful football season the Aggies were about to enjoy. Under Coach Fum McGraw and behind the heroics of ring-of-fame halfback Eddie Hanna, the Aggies went 8-2 and earned a bid to the Raisin Bowl on January 1st, 1949.