Housing

Sigma Chi is committed to providing a high-quality, safe living environment at its chapter houses.

Housing Types

Housing arrangements at Sigma Chi chapters vary throughout North America, ranging from the traditional chapter house owned by a local house corporation to Greek-letter housing cooperatives owned and operated by the chapter’s college or university. At chapters that do not have a traditional chapter house, Sigma Chi supports a positive fraternal living experience that fosters our brotherhood. Volunteer house corporations, the Grand Trustees and the director of housing work to create a fulfilling fraternal living experience at every chapter.


Insurance and Safety

The Risk Management Foundation (RMF) was developed by the Board of Grand Trustees and began helping undergraduate chapters and house corporations find appropriate and affordable property and general liability coverage in 1988.

The RMF also provides educational resources to chapters on the topics of safety and risk management, and assists chapters in times of loss. Additionally, in conjunction with insurance underwriters, the RMF provides free risk management assessments to an average of 20–25 chapter houses each year.


Housing Ownership

Generally speaking, Sigma Chi housing falls into one of three ownership categories: 
 

  1. House corporation owned: A group of alumni may form a not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of holding the title to the chapter house property. The house corporation serves as landlord and is responsible for management and upkeep of the property.
     
  2. University owned: The college or university owns and maintains the property for the purpose of housing Greek-letter organizations.
     
  3. Third-party owned: The chapter, typically through a house corporation, rents a property for use as a living/meeting place for the undergraduate brothers.

 

Currently, the Sigma Chi International Fraternity does not own or operate any of the undergraduate chapter house properties.