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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 Syracuse University had previously withdrawn its recognition of the group following an investigation into risk management and member accountability issues.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 The University of Rochester had previously withdrawn its recognition of the group following an investigation into risk management and member accountability issues.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 …

Empowering Communities

Mark V. Anderson Character-in-Action™ Leadership Award Empowering Communities BY ASHLEY SZATALA Henry Louie, KETTERING 2002, co-founded KiloWatts for Humanity, which helps electrify communities in developing countries to create businesses that benefit residents  Henry Louie, KETTERING 2002, left, poses with a woman from Cheeba, Zambia. KiloWatts for Humanity installed a solar kiosk there in September 2019. The kiosk supplies electricity for …

Building a Home for Others

Mark V. Anderson Character-in-Action™ Leadership Award Building a Home for Others BY ASHLEY SZATALA Tom Geary, EMORY 1970, regularly volunteers with Habitat for Humanity Romania after witnessing the country’s poor housing stock while stationed in Bucharest in the late 1990s   Tom Geary, EMORY 1970, is pictured while in Romania building houses for Habitat for Humanity Romania in 2017. Geary has volunteered …

Fundraising for Others

Mark V. Anderson Character-in-Action™ Leadership Award Fundraising for Others BY ASHLEY SZATALA Steve Marin Jr., FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 2020, has raised more than $110,000 to aid homeless and former foster care students at his university Steve Marin, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 2020, speaks at a Fostering Panther Pride program in spring 2017. Steve Marin Jr., FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 2020, hasn’t forgotten the moment as an eighth grader he …

Protecting the Planet

Mark V. Anderson Character-in-Action™ Leadership Award Protecting the Planet BY ASHLEY SZATALA Sam Bencheghib, LEHIGH 2019, is running from New York City to Los Angeles to encourage people to reduce their plastic consumption Sam Bencheghib, LEHIGH 2019, is shown standing near a repurposed bamboo traditional fishing boat that he and his brother, Gary Bencheghib, used to travel …

Stand Up

Mark V. Anderson Character-in-Action™ Leadership Award Stand Up Ryan Liskey, MARQUETTE 2010  A Southern Methodist Sig’s efforts help clean up public corruption in south Florida Michael Kesti, SOUTHERN METHODIST 1983, is pictured. The FBI asked him to work as a confidential informant after he brought forward suspicions surrounding the finances of a foundation for which he consulted. His …

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 …

Help for All

Mark V. Anderson Character-in-Action™ Leadership Award HELP FOR ALL BY ASHLEY SZATALA João Guimarães, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 2020, has been purchasing food for residents of his hometown in Brazil and donating to local social service organizations during the pandemic  João Guimarães, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 2020, is pictured handing food kits to families in need near his hometown of Teresina, Piauí, which is one of the poorest states …