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Syracuse Chapter Surrenders Its Charter

Undergraduate Sigma Chis at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, have surrendered their charter and the International Fraternity’s Executive Committee (EC) has accepted it, placing the chapter on suspended status effective immediately. Syracuse University had previously withdrawn its recognition of the group following an investigation into risk management and member accountability issues.   It is the Fraternity’s goal to one …

Sigma Chi Earns Brandon Hall Group Bronze Award for Distance Leadership Course

Sigma Chi Leadership Institute (SCLI), the learning service provider for Sigma Chi International Fraternity, has received a 2021 Brandon Hall Group Bronze Award for excellence in the Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program category for its Distance Leadership: Connecting Community certificate course.    The certificate course, which is taught online and includes 40 hours of learning instruction, aims to help students …

Rochester Chapter Surrenders Its Charter

Undergraduate Sigma Chis at the University of Rochester in Monroe County, New York, have surrendered their charter and the International Fraternity’s Executive Committee (EC) has accepted it, placing the chapter on suspended status effective immediately. The University of Rochester had previously withdrawn its recognition of the group following an investigation into risk management and member accountability issues.  It is the Fraternity’s goal to one day reactivate the chapter …

Jared Kuykendall Wins 2021 International Balfour Award

Jared Kuykendall, OKLAHOMA STATE 2021, accepted the 2021 International Balfour Award during the closing ceremony of the Krach Transformational Leaders Workshop held July 27 to 31 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Given annually to Sigma Chi’s most outstanding graduating senior, the International Balfour Award has been presented since 1930 when Significant Sig Paul Hagemann, …

Ninety-three Chapters Earn 2021 Peterson Significant Chapter Awards

Sigma Chi International Fraternity ended the Krach Transformational Leaders Workshop held July 27 to 31 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, by recognizing the success and improvements among undergraduate chapters across the United States and Canada. The highest honor, the 2021 J. Dwight Peterson Significant Chapter Award, was presented to 93 groups at colleges and …

Undergraduate Award Winners Announced at Krach LTW

At the 2021 Krach Transformational Leaders Workshop (TLW), from July 27 to 31 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Sigma Chi’s undergraduate chapters were recognized for their accomplishments. Ninety-three of the Fraternity’s undergraduate chapters were honored with the Peterson Significant Chapter Award at the event, and others received recognition for their programming. The Peterson Significant …

International Fraternity Closes Its Cal. State-Northridge Chapter

The Executive Committee (EC) of the Sigma Chi International Fraternity has voted to immediately suspend the organization’s chapter at California State University, Northridge. The suspension is effective immediately and for an indefinite period of time.     The General Fraternity made the decision due to hazing-related activity and risk management violations within the chapter. The actions were inconsistent with the …

Sigma Chi Earns 2021 Laurel Wreath Award

The North American Interfraternity Conference announced on July 15 its 2021 Laurel Wreath Award winners, recognizing Greek-letter individuals and groups for their unique programs, community outreach or influence within the fraternal world.   Sigma Chi International Fraternity is among the seven recipients of the award this year and earned the honor for its Distance Leadership …

New Executive Committee Members Elected at 83rd Grand Chapter

New members of the Executive Committee of Sigma Chi International Fraternity were elected June 25 during the 83rd Grand Chapter held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Executive Committee is the governing body of Sigma Chi whose members serve two-year terms except for the undergraduate representatives, who each serve one year. New Executive Committee members are: Grand …

Sigma Chi Announces Launch of Groundbreaking Transformational Leader Program

Sigma Chi International Fraternity is proud to have announced the unveiling of the new Transformational Leader program during the 83rd Grand Chapter held June 24 to 27 in Scottsdale, Arizona. This overarching leadership development program makes Sigma Chi the first Greek-letter organization to offer character and leadership education to its members that is accredited at …

Shelby Mecklenborg Elected 2021 to 2023 International Sweetheart

Sigma Chi undergraduate delegates to the 83rd Grand Chapter in Scottsdale, Arizona, elected Shelby Mecklenborg of the University of Cincinnati as the Fraternity’s 2021 to 2023 International Sweetheart on June 26. She will act as an ambassador for Sigma Chi for the next two years through her support of philanthropic efforts, provide her perspective on …

Sanderson Elected 72nd Grand Consul

Order of Constantine Sig and former Grand Pro Consul Tim Sanderson, WESTERN ONTARIO 1985, has been elected Sigma Chi International Fraternity’s 72nd Grand Consul for the 2021 to 2023 biennium. He is the Fraternity’s third international president from Canada. “I am humbled and honored to have been elected as Sigma Chi’s 72nd Grand Consul, and …

Fraternity Announces New Official Jeweler

Sigma Chi International Fraternity is pleased to announce its partnership with Legacy Deuteron as the Fraternity’s new official jewelry manufacturer. The Executive Committee voted to make the switch after Eugene “Buddy” Cote, who has managed the Fraternity’s jewelry accounts for 35 years, parted ways with Herff Jones in 2020 and then founded Legacy Deuteron. The …

Tucson Volunteer Chuck Colton Named 2021 House Corporation Officer of the Year

Evanston, Illinois — The Sigma Chi International Fraternity has conferred its William T. Bringham Best House Corporation Officer Award on Warren A. “Chuck” Colton III, ARIZONA 1969. Colton has been a member of his undergraduate chapter’s house corporation since 2009 and has served as its president since 2015. By 2015, Colton was creating excitement among …

Finalists Announced for the 2021 International Balfour Award

The Fraternity has named the following finalists for the 2021 International Balfour Award (IBA): Jared Kuykendall, OKLAHOMA STATE 2021; Robert LeGrande, LOUISIANA STATE 2021; and Maximilian Troyke, HILLSDALE 2021. The honor is presented annually to the person who is believed to be the Fraternity’s most outstanding senior based upon his success in academics and campus, …