REBUILDING 459 GAYLEY FOR OUR NEXT 75 YEARS!

Since 2021, The Bruin Sig Foundation has followed a simple mission – to support the educational development and ambitions of our undergraduate members and provide scholarships to the children of members we’ve lost to cancer. Since 1947, the Delta Eta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity has been a proud and loyal partner with the UCLA community.

$6M

Campaign Goal
21%
23%
Fund raised so far, $1.3M
Delta Eta’s History
Installed in 1947 by a group of World War II veterans, the Delta Eta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity has been a staple of life in Westwood, California and UCLA.
Delta Eta Chapter of Sigma Chi, UCLA
The University of California at Los Angeles Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at the Westwood campus in 1947 by a group of Sigma Chi transfers from other campuses. Most of these men were returning veterans of World War II and children of the Great Depression. They were led by Bob Cuyler, Jr. who was voted the most outstanding delegate of the first ever Sigma Chi Workshops in 1948. Led by Craig Nason, Alpha Upsilon 1926, and Sam Bullock, an alumni in the area were able to purchase an apartment house at 605 Landfair Avenue in 1949. This 4 unit apartment house was converted into a temporary chapter house. Although the unit gave temporary housing for the chapter it was well known that a more modern up to date structure would be necessary in order for the chapter to compete with the other nationally known fraternities on campus.
Three lots were purchased on Gayley Avenue and the property on Landfair Avenue was sold in 1955 with the plans to have the new chapter house constructed by Fall, 1957. Due to various building and financing problems, the property at 459 Gayley Avenue was not ready for occupancy until Fall, 1959.
Craig Nason loaned money to the Daniel William Cooper Scholastic Foundation to complete the pledge dorm, the living room floor, trophy case, pave the parking lot and other items that totaled about $15,000 from various loans. These loans were combined into one $18,000 loan, including interest. It took well over 20 years to pay this loan.
The University of California at Los Angeles Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at the Westwood campus in 1947 by a group of Sigma Chi transfers from other campuses. Most of these men were returning veterans of World War II and children of the Great Depression. They were led by Bob Cuyler, Jr. who was voted the most outstanding delegate of the first ever Sigma Chi Workshops in 1948. Led by Craig Nason, Alpha Upsilon 1926, and Sam Bullock, an alumni in the area were able to purchase an apartment house at 605 Landfair Avenue in 1949. This 4 unit apartment house was converted into a temporary chapter house. Although the unit gave temporary housing for the chapter it was well known that a more modern up to date structure would be necessary in order for the chapter to compete with the other nationally known fraternities on campus.
Three lots were purchased on Gayley Avenue and the property on Landfair Avenue was sold in 1955 with the plans to have the new chapter house constructed by Fall, 1957. Due to various building and financing problems, the property at 459 Gayley Avenue was not ready for occupancy until Fall, 1959.
Craig Nason loaned money to the Daniel William Cooper Scholastic Foundation to complete the pledge dorm, the living room floor, trophy case, pave the parking lot and other items that totaled about $15,000 from various loans. These loans were combined into one $18,000 loan, including interest. It took well over 20 years to pay this loan.
Bruin Sig Foundation Looks to the Future .

Today, perhaps more than ever, fraternities are needed to shape the lives of young men. The Delta Eta Chapter of Sigma Chi at UCLA provides a group living environment that develops students in ways even the best classroom cannot. As you re-connect with Brothers, return to campus for a basketball game, and send your own sons and grandsons to UCLA, we want the Delta Eta experience to be one that you fondly
remember and are proud to be a part of today.
Together with the active members, the volunteer leadership of the Bruin Sig Foundation is resolved to renovating 459 Gayley to house the Chapter for the
next 75 years.

Our future requires your support. Remember the ways in which Sigma Chi has enriched your life through the legacy left to us from those who proceeded us. Now it is our turn to support Delta Eta and ensure that our special legacy is here for future generations

About the Campaign
Today, perhaps more than ever, fraternities are needed to shape the lives of young men. The Delta Eta Chapter of Sigma Chi at UCLA provides a group living environment that develops students in ways even the best classroom cannot.
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