Undergraduate Sigma Chis at Virginia Tech have surrendered their charter and the International Fraternity’s Executive Committee (EC) has accepted it, rendering the chapter inactive. The chapter had faced accountability issues and had been functioning without university recognition for the past several months.
It is the International Fraternity’s goal to one day reactivate the chapter, with the support of Virginia Tech administration. In the meantime, initiated undergraduates within the chapter have been moved to alumni status, meaning they are recognized as initiates, but may not take part in activities associated with those of Sigma Chi undergraduates.
“I am saddened by the closure of the chapter, but it was the right thing to do,” says 70th Grand Consul (international president) Tommy Geddings, SOUTH CAROLINA 1985. “We would rather have the chapter go into the period of inactivity than to have it function in this situation. We look forward to an eventual return to campus, when the time is right and when we have the full partnership of Virginia Tech administrators.”
Sigma Chi is one of the largest collegiate fraternities with undergraduate chapters at 238 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.