The Executive Committee of Sigma Chi International Fraternity has decided to close its chapter at Illinois State University. Fraternity leaders had worked for some time to address conduct issues within the chapter, but ultimately concluded that its members were not living up to Sigma Chi’s high ideals.
The Fraternity looks forward to maintaining a positive relationship with administrators at Illinois State and returning to campus after its current members have graduated. All initiated members within the chapter have been moved to special alumni status, meaning that their undergraduate activity as Sigma Chis must cease.
“As Sigma Chis, our highest priority is to live up to the ideals upon which our organization was founded,” said Sigma Chi international president, Mike Ursillo, BROWN 1978. “Unfortunately, members of the Illinois State chapter were not living up to those standards, making it necessary for us to close the chapter. While it is heartbreaking anytime we must take this action, we did so for the good of the Fraternity. We look forward to returning to campus when the time is right.”
Sigma Chi is one of the largest collegiate fraternities with undergraduate chapters at 242 universities and colleges and more than 240,000 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, 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.