Constantine Chapter – The members

The members of the Constantine Chapter “loved their Fraternity so much that they wanted it to be a part of their daily lives, even in the midst of a war. And if they couldn’t find it, they would create it themselves.” Mike Codina

Constantine Chapter – Rallying cry

Harry St. John Dixon, VIRGINIA and CONSTANTINE 1861, “founded the chapter to make sure that Sigma Chi continued to exist in the South. It was a rallying cry for Sigma Chis in the Confederacy.” Order of Constantine Sig and 20th Grand Historian Eric Hansen

Constantine Chapter – The only badge

“The only badge in the chapter was the remarkable one improvised by Dixon earlier in the war. All had lost their badges, Dixon’s own having been lost while on outpost duty on the Mississippi in 1862. The loss was keenly felt for the badge could not then be replaced in the South, and it had […]

Constantine Chapter – The last dats

“The last days of the war quickly came and rendered impossible any further activities of this war-time chapter of Sigma Chi. But both in the hearts that beat beneath their rudely fashioned silver cross and afterward, among all those in chapter halls of North and South, was strengthened the high purpose that Sigma Chi must […]

Constantine Chapter – It was fully agreed

“It was fully agreed that under the exigencies of the situation the chapter should initiate new members. Needless to say, with Harry St. John Dixon as leader of the movement, such initiates would be youths of high personal worth, giving promise of usefulness in the program he was planning for Sigma Chi after the war.” […]

Constantine Chapter – The meeting was held…

“The meeting was held in a deserted log cabin on the outskirts of the camp, at night. By a miraculous effort one wretched tallow candle was procured. The cabin was in a state of frightful dilapidation. … But the spirit was there and shone brightly.” Harry St. John Dixon

Steny Hoyer on fraternity life supplementing the classroom

“In my experience, I think fraternity life can be an important supplement to students’ classroom experience. If you look at the history of Sigma Chi, you see men from diverse backgrounds and different ways of thinking who came together with a common commitment to the values of brotherhood. I also believe Sigma Chi brothers learn […]

Steny Hoyer on life lessons

“Being a part of Sigma Chi was a wonderful experience, and many of the lessons I learned after joining the brotherhood, such as working together toward a common cause, are ones I continue to carry with me.” Steny Hoyer