Undergraduate Sigma Chis at Clemson University have made the difficult decision to surrender their charter and International Fraternity’s Executive Committee (EC) has accepted it, rendering the chapter inactive. Maintaining chapter operations and recruiting members had been challenging at Clemson, as it had been unrecognized by the university for the last several years.
“I am proud of the undergraduates for making the tough decision to surrender their charter,” says 70th Grand Consul (international president) Tommy Geddings, SOUTH CAROLINA 1985. “While I am saddened to see the chapter go into an inactive period, I am impressed with these men, who showed they would rather relinquish their charter than to risk recruiting students who are not worthy of wearing our White Cross, or Fraternity badge.”
It is the Fraternity’s desire to re-establish a presence at the university when the time is right, with the support of the Clemson University administration.
Current undergraduates at the chapter have been moved alumni status, meaning they are recognized as initiates of the chapter, but may not take part in activities associated with that of an active undergraduate member.
Sigma Chi is one of the largest collegiate fraternities with undergraduate chapters at 241 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.