USC's Mu Theta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu was founded in 1948 by transfer students coming home from World War II. Since then, we have established ourselves as one of the largest and most academic fraternities on the row, with over 130 members currently maintaining the highest GPA of any fraternity on the row. Members of our chapter learn to skillfully balance USC's high academic standards, as well as a fun, healthy, and safe social life.
In 2016, Mu Theta moved to our current residence at 707 W 28th St, from our previous residence at 624 W 28th St. Our new house is one of a few on the row to have an outdoor space including a full-size basketball court, where our house's basketball league holds weekly tournaments. Along with a full-size court, our house includes a gym, full kitchen, multiple meeting and study rooms, as well as an entertainment room, where our brothers can take a study break, watch TV, and play pool. With a new house came a new amazing chef, Chef Manny, who had previously worked at 707 for over 20 years.
While our house is an amazing space for all of our needs, our members still find time to participate in on-campus organizations and philanthropic events. Our house as a whole is dedicated to fundraising through philanthropic events for the Sigma Alpha Mu philanthropy, the Judy Fund. The Judy Fund, a subsection of the Alzheimer's Association, was founded in 2003 by Marshall M. Gelfand in loving memory of his wife, Judy Gelfand. Since its inception, this fund has raised more than $7 million, with one clear mission: to help create Alzheimer's survivorship for future generations.