Sigma Theta Phi | EST 2004

Howard Payne University

  • Spring Sing 2013

    By Philip Whitt - Saturday, March 09, 2013

    Once again Sigma Theta Phi takes home 1st place in the annual spring sing competition! Way to go guys! 

    Check out the video here
  • Spring Sing 2012

    By Philip Whitt - Monday, March 05, 2012

    Proud to say, Sigma Theta Phi took home 1st place this year at Spring Sing! Way to go guys!

    Check out the video here.
  • Hottest Chili In The World

    By Philip Whitt - Sunday, April 10, 2011

    For the 7th year in a row, Sigma Theta Phi wins Hottest Chili at HPU Fest!

    A special thanks goes out the Sigma Theta Phi Alumni, Cory McManness and Josh Cunningham. This year's Chili Scoville scale was estimated to be above 10 million! Not even Charlie Sheen could win against this stuff.
  • Loss Of A Brother

    By Philip Whitt - Monday, April 04, 2011

    Colton L. Burran
    8/24/1987 - 4/3/2011

    Today Sigma Theta Phi mourns the loss of a beloved brother, Colton Burran. We were blessed to have called you a brother and to have had you in our presence - you will be dearly missed. You gave us many wonderful memories and enriched everyone's life that you came into contact with. Tomorrow we will rejoice in the life that you lived and His Kingdom that you now resided in. We will meet again, brother.

    Please keep the Burran family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.

    Colton Burran's funeral will be in Brownfield at 11pm this Thursday, April 7th. Coggin will be taking vans for students who want to go. Please contact Christian Nance if you would like a ride so they know how many they will need to take. We will need to leave by 6:00AM Thursday morning. (325) 647-0483.

    A memorial service will also be help at Coggin Ave Baptist Church, in the gym, in Brownwood. The service will begin at 10:30pm. This will be a great time to come together to worship our Lord, pray for on another and remember Colton.

    "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
    He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."
    - Psalm 23
  • Phi Chi Rho Down!

    By Jeremy Glover - Friday, November 05, 2010


    Come join Sigma Theta Phi & Delta Chi Rho Saturday, November 13th for Phi Chi Rho Down! There will be line dancing, drinks, and food. Come socialize and meet new people. This year it will be held in the Wellness Center! Details of times coming soon!

    For more information contact:
    Jeremy Glover
    (903) 439 - 7649

  • Bowling Night!

    By Philip Whitt - Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    Join Sigma Theta Phi tonight at Academy Lanes!

    Come join Sigma Theta Phi, from 9PM to 11PM Tuesday night, to kick off the new school year with free bowling for anyone who wants to come! There will be bowling, coke floats, and pool. Come socialize and meet new people. This is a great opportunity for freshmen to get to know upperclassmen and vice versa! 

    For more information contact Jeremy Glover.

  • New Layout + Social Network

    By Philip Whitt - Sunday, July 11, 2010

    Sigma Theta Phi has a new look!

    Sigma Theta Phi's web site has finally been updated! The new layout may be the most obvious, but there's content as well! 

    Sigma Phi's web site has never been renowned for its publicly available content, but that is soon to change with the new content management system! This new system means I, Philip Whitt (Historian 2008-2010), can finally pass the torch for updating the web site to the new Executive members. With the new content management system, the Executive members for 2010-2011 can easily update the public content without having to know a bit of HTML, javascript, CSS, etc etc....

    Check back here on a regular basis for more news on Sigma Theta Phi. More articles will be posted throughout the summer about our past activities and once the fall rolls around, HPU will be back in-session and the site should be updated regularly. 

    Alumni, log in and update your information! Also, we are trying to get a Sigma Phi/Phi Chi reunion going, so join the discussion on the discussion board! If you cant figure out your password, have it sent to your e-mail account. If you still cant log in, or dont remember the email you used, find me on facebook and I'll help you out.

    New features for the social network:
    • Polls
    • News Articles 
    • Photo Tagging
    • Status Updates (Text, Picture, Video, Link)
    • Status Comments (without having to reload your browser)
    • Events
    • Upcoming Birthdays
    • Extensive Executive Functions
    • Automatic Values (Online Users, Notifications, New Activity)
    • Improved Private Messages 
    • Facebook API ("Like" public Videos, Articles and photos)
    There are a lot of little features that have been added as well, the ones above are just the most notable. 

    If you'd like to find out more about this web site design, or the social network, head over to

    Thanks for stopping by!

    -Philip Whitt
    Sigma Theta Phi Alumni, 2010