Gamma Sigma Phi will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary this Homecoming season.
Gamma Sigma Phi is the largest men’s social club on campus. Hutton Harris, alumnus and sponsor, said the social club will take around 40 new members this year. On average, GSP usually has around 75-100 members. Harris estimated that in total, GSP has had 4,000-5,000 members.
“I think that Gamma Sig has the purpose-driven community to where we’re focused on a Christ-like intentional community when we’re together throughout our time in the club,” he said. “It’s really nice to see the brotherhood that’s going on there.”
He said he is also proud of the members for their competitiveness and good sportsmanship.
“Intramurals is a big deal. That’s a way for GSP to show their competitiveness, and also their integrity,” said Harris. “You obviously have a competition in you that you want to win, but at the same time, it’s not a big deal if you lose.”
Harris said he enjoys working with the GSP leadership team and praises them for their maturity. Among these leaders, is Lincoln Jones, senior accounting major from Brentwood, Tennessee, and president of Gamma Sigma Phi.
Jones pledged in the fall of 2016. That spring he was elected as chaplain, before being elected president.
Jones said the diversity in GSP is what makes the club so great.
“We look at GSP as a place where all men who are seeking Christ can come together and build each other up and encourage each other and have fun together,” Jones said.
He said one of his favorite club memories occurred at a flag football game, when multiple GSP members came together to teach a new member how to play flag football. Later in the season, they threw him a pass that resulted in a game-winning touchdown.
Jones said moments like those are what GSP is all about. He said his best advice to pledges is to think about the people you want to spend your days.