Life Loyal

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Life Loyal Sigs are part of a brotherhood of young and old alumni who continue to reap the benefits of Sigma Chi membership long after their college years are over. Life Loyal Sigs exemplify the prosperity, achievement, idealism and deep sense of personal responsibility that we all wish for ourselves and our families. A Life Loyal membership is the best way for members to take part in the enduring spirit and heritage of Sigma Chi.

The first Life Loyal Sig was William “Pop” Henning, DEPAUW 1890, who is most commonly known for leading the Fraternity through the difficult years of the World War I era. Since that time, more than 56,000 brothers have become Life Loyal Sigs.

  • Overview
  • Life Loyal Benefits
  • FAQs

Choose to be a Life Loyal Sig

As Sigma Chis, we share common values, experiences and a lifelong commitment to our great Fraternity.

From the moment of initiation, we become Sigma Chis. Choosing to be a Life Loyal Sig is about supporting our Fraternity today — a choice to help carry our incredible values and experiences into the future.

Choosing to be Life Loyal is a vote of confidence in our work to become the preeminent character and leadership development brotherhood, which serves our members throughout their life.

We choose to be Life Loyal.

Today’s Sigma Chi is a catalyst for aspiring values-based leaders — young men who seek lifelong learning so they can positively impact our world. And they are doing exactly that right now by serving as student body presidents at 12% of our universities (we are less than 0.1% of the student body), raising more than $10 million toward the important research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and other charities, and contributing on average more community service hours than many service-based organizations.

Choosing to be Life Loyal is a small way to have a big impact because your annual giving, at all levels, funds all of the training and support provided to these young men.

They expect more of themselves and collectively, as Life Loyal Sigs, we will help them deliver.

Raise your hand and show support for today’s Sigma Chi, for today’s young men and our collective work to expect more of Sigma Chi, in order to ensure our vibrant future. 

Choose Sigma Chi today. Choose to be Life Loyal.

Life loyal benefits

While existing Life Loyal Sigs will receive all prior guaranteed benefits, including a subscription to The Magazine of Sigma Chi, giving annually to support Sigma Chi will provide new benefits, such as a “surround” for the Life Loyal lapel pin identifying the recipient as an annual donor. In addition, there are giving level-specific benefits and exclusive opportunities.

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The New Life Loyal Program has lots of new benefits based on different levels of giving to the Foundation. New surrounds for your Life Loyal Pin will identify the recipient as an annual donor. The different levels are listed below. These benefits are based on annual giving. You will have these benefits for the year and then can either renew at same level or rank up or down. Benefits also carry over to the next level up. 

Life loyal sig

Cumulative gifts under $100 annually

  • Only new Life Loyal Members will receive a Life Loyal Pin
  • Digital access to The Magazine of Sigma Chi content

Life loyal Sig - blue

$10+ monthly recurring or $100+ annually

  • Life Loyal Blue Year surround for lapel pin
  • New Life Loyal Sig members will receive: hard copy (4 issues) of The Magazine of Sigma Chi for one year, Certificate and Wallet Card.

life loyal sig - gold

$50+ monthly recurring or $500+ annually

  • Life Loyal Gold Year surround for lapel pin
  • All benefits of LLS Blue, plus access to Sigma Chi Online modules

White Cross Trust

$100+ monthly recurring or $1000+ annually

  • White Cross Trust Year surround for lapel pin
  • All benefits of LLS Gold and Blue, plus invitation to local VIP reception

White Cross Trust - Blue

$200+ monthly or $2,000+ annually

  • White Cross Trust Blue Year surround for lapel pin
  • All benefits of White Cross Trust, LLS Blue and Gold

White Cross Trust - Gold

$500+ monthly recurring or $5,000+ annually

  • White Cross Trust Gold Year surround for lapel pin
  • All benefits of White Cross Trust, LLS Blue and Gold

White Cross Trust - Guardian

$1,000+ monthly or $10,000+ annually

  • White Cross Trust Guardian Year surround for lapel pin
  • All benefits of White Cross Trust, LLS Blue and Gold

White Cross Trust - governors

$2,000+ monthly or $25,000+ annually

  • White Cross Trust Governors Year surround for lapel pin
  • Visit from Sigma Chi Leadership
  • All benefits of White Cross Trust, LLS Blue and Gold

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stay in touch

  • Connect with an exclusive network of members on LinkedIn and at Fraternity events.
  • Subscribe to The Magazine of Sigma Chi and learn of the lives and achievements of the Fraternity’s more than 240,000 living members.
  • Gain access to exclusive communications from the Grand Consul.
  • Receive recognition for your membership in The Magazine of Sigma Chi.
  • Distinguish your status as a Life Loyal Sig at Fraternity events.

advance the fraternity's mission

Each membership in the Life Loyal program helps to fund the Fraternity’s activities and support services available to undergraduate and alumni chapters, by:

  • Assisting with the education of new members on the ideals, objectives, signs and heraldry of Sigma Chi.
  • Providing values-based leadership training to cultivate an appreciation of and commitment to the core values of friendship, justice and learning.
  • Making possible the production of recruitment materials and recruiter programs.
  • Funding the publication of each quarterly issue of The Magazine of Sigma Chi, which contains Fraternity-related news and information to inform, educate and entertain its readers.

recieve exclusive gifts

Your Life Loyal membership comes with:

  • A subscription to The Magazine of Sigma Chi.
  • The iconic Life Loyal lapel pin.
  • Personalized membership card.
  • Certificate of recognition. 
  • A limited-edition gift at the time of your registration and at select Fraternity events.
  • Gain special recognition at International Fraternity events.

Life Loyal FAQ

I'm already a life loyal sig, what does this new program mean for me?

You will always be recognized as a Life Loyal Sig and receive every benefit promised to you upon joining the program in the past. Please wear your LLS pin with pride! The new program provides opportunities for you to choose to support Sigma Chi annually — to choose to support our initiatives today — and receive enhanced recognition and benefits. We are grateful for your action in the past to become a Life Loyal Sig, but we need your ongoing endorsement and support as an annual contributor.

I give to sigma chi, what does this new program mean for me?

Thank you. You are already a catalyst for our great Fraternity. In the past, you were recognized in one of our Foundation giving societies. Going forward, if you are not already, you will be recognized as a Life Loyal Sig and receive all of the benefits associated with your choice to support Sigma Chi today. Existing recognition societies are now simplified and recognize all of your giving to Sigma Chi through its Foundation. Major societies include Life Loyal Sig ($1-$999), White Cross Trust ($1,000+), Lockwood ($100K over lifetime), and Caldwell (expressed planned giving arrangement).

What do my annual contributions support?

For every $1 paid in undergraduate dues, Sigs receive approximately $3 in leadership training, scholarships, social issue training and support. None of this includes the incalculable contributions of time and talent made by our engaged alumni volunteers. The multiplier is you — our alumni who choose to support Sigma Chi’s work today by contributing. Annual donors to the Sigma Chi Foundation, who are now known as Life Loyal Sigs, fund every training experience provided to our young brothers and, increasingly, opportunities for lifelong growth provided to our alumni. Choosing to be a Life Loyal Sig is the pathway to charitably support Sigma Chi today.

What can i do to help sigma chi today?

Advocate: Tell others about your incredible Sigma Chi experience and the Fraternity’s work today. Most are unaware of our extensive efforts to train values-based leaders and the impact they are already having. As a Life Loyal Sig, you will now receive all of our publications to ensure you are informed and equipped to help us change perception.

Volunteer: Over 3,000 alumni annually volunteer to help our chapters, facilitate programs and mentor young men. If you have time and a willingness to serve, we need you. To achieve our long-term goals, we need more than 5,000 active volunteers.

Engage: This is a lifelong experience, and Sigma Chi can bring value to you at any age. Choose to participate by attending alumni events, attending an initiation, coming to a special reception or taking part in any of the many alumni engagement opportunities.

Contribute: Choose to be a Life Loyal Sig by contributing monthly or annually. Because we recognize every donor (at any level) as a Life Loyal Sig, we can all do this! Our new program encourages monthly recurring contribution as a way to make it simple to support the cause and continue your participation into future years.