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International Fraternity Closes Its Cal. State-Northridge Chapter

The Executive Committee (EC) of the Sigma Chi International Fraternity has voted to immediately suspend the organization’s chapter at California State University, Northridge. The suspension is effective immediately and for an indefinite period of time. 

 

The General Fraternity made the decision due to hazing-related activity and risk management violations within the chapter. The actions were inconsistent with the Fraternity’s values, and the EC was left with no other option than to suspend the chapter’s charter. 

 

Undergraduate members of the chapter have been moved to suspended active status and will be unable to participate in anything that could be conceived of as a Sigma Chi activity until 2026. 

 

The Fraternity’s goal is to eventually return the chapter to campus; however, it will not attempt to do so prior to 2026. The Fraternity also will partner with California State University, Northridge to ensure that future members of the chapter will have a positive environment where they can be successful in their endeavors. 

 

“The Executive Committee considers closing a chapter to be its last course of action when resolving accountability issues,” says 72nd Grand Consul (international president) Tim Sanderson, WESTERN ONTARIO 1985. “In this instance, however, the circumstances and the actions of our members at Cal. State-Northridge made our decision a necessary one.” 

 

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Sigma Chi is one of the largest collegiate fraternities with undergraduate chapters at 236 universities and colleges and more than 355,000 all-time members. Sigma Chi provides a welcoming environment for young men of different temperaments, talents and convictions to enjoy a unique lifelong bond that extends far beyond college. Through world-class leadership training, extensive mentoring programs and a strong focus on academic achievement, Sigma Chi sets itself apart as the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization, challenging members to live by its core values and exemplify Character-in-Action™ in every aspect of their lives, and the lives of others.