The International Fraternity’s Executive Committee (EC) has voted to close its undergraduate chapter at the University of Northern Colorado due to accountability issues within the chapter and failure to comply with the Fraternity’s risk management policies. The violations were simply too grievous to allow the chapter to continue to operate.
“The actions of individuals at Northern Colorado were indicative of a culture that we simply cannot allow to perpetuate,” says 70th Grand Consul (international president) Tommy Geddings, SOUTH CAROLINA 1985. “The men at the chapter were not living according to the values that we hold paramount to being a man of good character. We were left with no other option than to close the chapter.”
The initiated chapter members will now be on suspended active status, meaning they will be recognized as initiates, but they are prohibited from engaging in anything that could be conceived as a Sigma Chi activity. Pledges are without commitment to Sigma Chi and are free affiliate with other campus fraternities.
The International Fraternity hopes to one day return to campus, but they would not do so until at least 2026, with the support of administrators at the University of Northern Colorado. Sigma Chi will partner with the university to ensure that the timing is right for a return and that the environment would be a positive one in which to build a chapter of future leaders.
Sigma Chi is one of the largest collegiate fraternities with undergraduate chapters at 236 universities and colleges and more than 250,000 alumni 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 its members to live by its core values and exemplify character-in-action™ in every aspect of their lives, and the lives of others.