Policy on Host Institution and Indemnification, Recognition Agreements, and Volunteers

The Sigma Chi International Fraternity (Fraternity) will not defend or indemnify any college or university host institution against the institution’s own negligence.

In addition, you should be aware that chapters, undergraduate chapter members or officers, chapter advisory board members, and House Corporation officers are not officers of the Sigma Chi International Fraternity, and have no authority to execute agreements, contracts, or documents on behalf of the Fraternity that would bind or otherwise obligate the Fraternity.

Pursuant to the Federal Volunteer Protection Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 14501-14505, college or university host institutions may not hold Sigma Chi volunteers, at any level, liable for harm resulting from a negligent act or omission of a volunteer who was acting within the scope of his responsibilities as a Sigma Chi volunteer.

At the start of school in the Fall of each year, a copy of this policy and a copy of the Resolution upon which this policy is based should be mailed to each host institution that request/require such coverage.  This policy should be published as notice to all members, officers and volunteers.