About

At a Glance

  • The fundamental purpose of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is the cultivation, maintenance and accomplishment of the ideals of friendship, justice and learning within our membership.
  • Our vision is to have improved our involvement, prestige, and size, both on and off campus, as a chapter and as individual members.
  • Our mission is to develop value-based leaders who encourage and foster positive relationships among brothers, alumni, local chapters, and the RIT community.
  • In 2012, Sigma Chi gave the most amount of money to philanthropies of all fraternities.
  • In 2012, The Daily Beast ranked Sigma Chi as the #1 fraternity.
  • Sigma Chi is one of the world’s largest fraternities with over 300,000 alumni and over 240 undergraduate chapters across the US and Canada.

What is Sigma Chi?

Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is the largest and one of the oldest college Greek-letter secret and social fraternities in North America with 244 active chapters and more than 300,000 initiates. Sigma Chi was founded on June 28, 1855 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio when members split from Delta Kappa Epsilon. Sigma Chi has seven founding members: Benjamin Piatt Runkle, Thomas Cowan Bell, William Lewis Lockwood, Isaac M. Jordan, Daniel William Cooper, Franklin Howard Scobey, and James Parks Caldwell. Sigma Chi is a part of the Miami Triad, along with Beta Theta Pi and Phi Delta Theta.

Brotherhood

Sigma Chi is a brotherhood with roots in the collegiate experience that engenders a lifelong commitment to strive to achieve true friendship, equal justice, and the fulfillment of learning as part of our overall responsibilities to the broader communities in which we live. Sigma Chi embraces members who possess different temperments, talents, and convictions with the belief that the free and mutual exchange of ideas will enhance the college experience for all of our brothers.

We achieve these ideals through the practice of character qualities embodied in our Ritual and continuosly reaffirm our purpose by holding each other accountable to Sigma Chi’s Governing Laws, which empower and direct our leadership. We believe that by striving for these common ideals, the bonds of brotherhood are strengthened and rewarded with life-long friendships, personal growth, and pride from accomplishing noble endeavors.

Sigma Chi Fraternity best serves its purpose by developing, implementing, and monitoring programs for its members that foster leadership, build character, and promote positive relationship skills which in turn, enable our members to become productive and caring participants in their families, colleges, and communities. To this end, Sigma Chi hosts multiple leadership and chapter development conferences per year, including Horizons, Cornerstone, Mission 365, and the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop (BLTW). BLTW is the largest leadership workshop in the Greek world and offers undergraduates from across the continent the chance to get together and perfect their leadership skills and plan for their upcoming year.

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Why Sigma Chi?


Colonization

October 25, 2009

Chartered

April 9, 2011

Philanthropies

Huntsman Cancer Institute

The NCI-designated cancer research facility and hospital located on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in the Intermountain West. This title ensures patients benefit from the most current screening, diagnostic, and treatment methods. It means that Huntsman Cancer Institute follows national guidelines for the detection and treatment of cancer, and its physicians and researchers participate in the process of developing these guidelines.Huntsman Cancer Institute

Children’s Miracle Network

The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues. The organization, founded in 1982 by the Osmond family and John Schneider, is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. To date, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals claims to have raised over $4 billion which is distributed directly to a network of 170 hospitals.

Regalia

Colors

Blue and Old Gold

Crest