Dec. 14, 2022 | Moscow, Idaho — We, the members of the Gamma Eta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all those who have sent their condolences, support, and prayers during this challenging time. The level of outreach we have received over these past weeks has been nothing short of incredible. To you all, we thank you.

The loss of Ethan, Xana, Maddie, and Kaylee has struck many hearts within the Vandal family as well as the Moscow community. Our love and support for the Chapin family and the other families impacted by this tragic event will never fade. Ethan was a beloved member of our chapter who never failed to bring a smile to someone’s face or uplift them from a difficult time. His natural ability to lend a hand when we needed someone is what we all strive to possess one day. He will be dearly missed and his legacy will live on forever here at the Gamma Eta chapter.

We have cooperated fully with the Moscow Police Department, Idaho State Police and the FBI. With their extensive resources and utilities, we have put our full faith in the officers, detectives and agents assigned to this investigation. We trust that they are doing everything they can to bring a just and lawful end to this tragedy.

A scholarship has been created in Ethan’s name that will be presented annually to a deserving undergraduate member of the Gamma Eta Chapter. If you would like to donate, please visit https://sigmachi.org/foundation/ethan-chapin-scholarship/. We thank you for helping us continue his legacy for years to come.

The Gamma Eta chapter would like to ask for the public and news media’s respect for our privacy as we work to finish our academic semester and continue down this tragic, unforeseen journey we have ahead of us.


The brothers of the Gamma Eta chapter of Sigma Chi