In collaboration with Louisiana State University, the Executive Committee of Sigma Chi International Fraternity announced today that it is closing the organization’s chapter at Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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.
“It is with a heavy heart that we close the Louisiana State chapter. While it was the right thing to do because we cannot afford to have individuals tarnish the reputation of Sigma Chi, we are saddened when our members do not live up to our high ideals,” said Sigma Chi international president, Mike Ursillo, BROWN 1978. “We took this action for the good of the Fraternity, and look forward to returning to campus when the time is right.”
Sigma Chi is one of the largest collegiate fraternities with undergraduate chapters at 241 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.