As the current president of this esteemed organization, I would like to welcome you to the official website of Gamma Sigma Zeta Fraternity, Inc. I ask that you explore this website freely, as it has recently been updated with new information. It is my mission to uphold the legacy and traditions set forth by those that have come before me. I vow to take this organization to a higher place and to help my brothers each step of the way. As we embark on this uncharted path, I will use my experiences to shine the bright light for others to follow and to proudly display the three components that make a Gamma Gentleman.
Respectfully yours, Bekim Hoti
President of Gamma Sigma Zeta Fraternity, Inc.
To build a brotherhood of future leaders. To instill in each of its members the values and traditions taught in the Gamma Motto, Philosophy and Creed. We P.U.S.H. (persist until something happens) our members to display the ambition, drive, confidence and the commitment needed to excel in all of their future endeavors. We are the example of what happens when an organization treats its members with the dignity and respect.
The first component of a Gamma Gentleman and the core of one’s being. It is the shield to protect one’s passions and the sword that cuts through all obstacles.
The second component of a Gamma Gentleman and the positive energy needed to fuel the Organization. It is the blood that flows through the heart of our Ouroboro.
The third component of a Gamma Gentleman and it is what we command. We respect ourselves and those around us.
It was the second day in the second month of the second millennium that marked the foundation of Gamma Sigma Zeta’s alpha chapter at The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. The fraternity was established through the idea of one Jarrett Lawrence, a Computer Science major.
The Fraternity was an idea that was first conceived in mid November of nineteen ninety-nine; however, it was not the only idea to be birthed and brought to life within the following months of the New Year. The sisters of Beta Sigma Zeta sorority incorporated, whose Founding Mothers are Charlene Powell and Vida Byrd, were also applying the foundation for their sorority. The official date of their establishment began on November 4th, 1999.
The fraternity was able to activate the first core of brothers on Sunday February 8th, 2000. The first of many lines to join the esteemed ranks of Gamma Sigma Zeta crossed on May 14th, 2000. The men of Gamma Sigma Zeta received incorporation on May 13th, 2005 and were inducted into the National American Greek Council on December 1st, 2007.
The smooth men of Gamma Sigma Zeta fraternity incorporated have created a home within this house, and within this home they are proud kings. Each person that becomes a new member continues the tradition of placing a new brick on the foundation of their home. Over time, this home will turn into a castle for all the kings of Gamma Sigma Zeta Fraternity, Inc.
Growing and expanding is learning, and education is the element most appreciated by this fraternity. As they grow and spread their seeds of philosophy they become men of respect. For those who cross over and join the royal realm of Gamma kings breed new soul and enthusiasm into their family. In addition, they keep the bright light that glows, navy blue, baby blue, and old gold.
Ouroboro was an ancient Greek mythical serpent that survived by devouring itself.
“It had no need of eyes, for there was nothing outside it to be seen; nor of ears, for there was nothing outside to be heard. There was no surrounding air to be breathed, nor was it in need of any organ by which to supply itself with food or to get rid of it when digested. Nothing went out from or came into it anywhere, for there was nothing. Of design it was made thus, its own waste providing its own food, acting and being acted upon entirely with and by itself, because its designer considered that a being which was sufficient unto itself would be far more excellent than one which depended upon anything.”
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Official Name: Gamma Sigma Zeta Fraternity, Incorporated
Nicknames: Gammas, Gamma Gentlemen
Founding Date: February 2nd, 2000
Founding Institution: State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
Founding Father: Jarrett N. Lawrence
Colors: Navy Blue, Baby Blue and Old Gold
Mascot: The Self-sufficient Ouroboro
Motto: Latin: “Edificium a Melior Fraternitas, Edificium a Melior Vir” English: “Building a better Fraternity, Building a better Man”