Sigma Alpha Sigma
ΣΑΣ Alumni, was excited at the possibility of getting its charter back at OBU but the schools admin had different plans…
We all learned where OBU stands and not just guessing any longer. It is now a waiting game till our next attempt… More details on what all went down 1-27-23
ΣΑΣ alumni, lets attend The Golden Tiger event in full force to show support for our S-brothers from The Class of 1973 and their 50th Reunion starting at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 20 and 21st. This will show the OBU admin that we will never give up on getting back on campus. I pray you all can make plans to attend.
Please check back for upcoming events.
Reintroducing The Fighting S’s
Meet The Fighting ΣΑΣ
The late Dr. Downs did an excellent job researching all the Ouachita Baptist University’s fallen heroes of World War II. In his book, The Fighting Tigers, he goes into detail of the brave young ΣΑΣ brothers that gave the ultimate sacrifice. We want to dedicate this website to these men. Click to see the memorial at OBU.
Capt. Virgil Benson
1938-1940 ΣΑΣ Member
March 26, 1917 – March 9, 1945, RIP Brother
Maj. George S Grant
1936-1939 ΣΑΣ Member
December 7, 1915 – June 6, 1944, RIP Brother
Lt. John Milton Hall
1940-1943 ΣΑΣ Member
June 15, 1921 – July 4, 1944, RIP Brother
2nd Lt. John F. Reed
1938-1941 ΣΑΣ Member
Nov. 12, 1916 – April 10, 1943, RIP Brother
1936 ΣΑΣ Displays First Crest Design
Sigma Alpha Sigma published graphics to highlight their brotherhood and time at Ouachita Baptist University. Pictured is Joe Gillespie Jr. as President of the brotherhood, he helped create. Also, you see George Grant of The Fighting Tigers and many others.
1938 ΣΑΣ Prepares for World War II
Many members of Sigma Alpha Sigma face war and decided to join the United States Military to prepare for World War II. Many of these men are mentioned in Dr. Downs book dedicated to remembering them called The Fighting Tigers and many others.
1939 WWII Begins & ΣΑΣ Members Act
Many Sigma Alpha Sigma members act selflessly and bravely joined the USA Military to fight in World War II and many did not come back home.
1940 ΣΑΣ First Mission Statement
A social organization instituted to promote good feeling and fellowship among the student body, establish precedents of scholastic achievement, good principles on the campus.
1943 WWII Rages & ΣΑΣ Members Perish
Many Sigma Alpha Sigma members paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the USA Military during World War II. Rest in peace brothers.
1946 ΣΑΣ Welcomes First Sweetheart
Wipe that smile off, pledge! First images of the ΣΑΣ ax!
Sigma Alpha Sigma is the first social club to honor women and welcome them into the fellowship.
1952 ΣΑΣ Displays First Images of the Modern Crest
The JOI’s placed second in the Double Round-Robin Tournament of basketball. They were defeated in the play-off 20-19, by the SAS Harold Lawrence, Muriel Lewis, Luther Brewer, Spear Titsworth, and Johnny Hagan.
2022 ΣΑΣ Mobilizes a Plan
Many plans will be discussed at the 90th reunion. If you are a ΣΑΣ alumni or sweethearts, please attend the 90th Reunion Oct. 8, 2022, 10AM – 1PM at the new Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at 258 Red Hill Road Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923.