In recent weeks, Sigma Chi International Fraternity Headquarters announced the names of the 18 brothers in the 2015 class of inductees into the Order of Constantine, recognizing those Sigs who have committed 20 or more years of exemplary service to the Fraternity.
“When [68th Grand Consul] Mike Greenberg, ILLINOIS WESLEYAN 1982, told me that I was being recognized, I just sat there flummoxed, trying to wrap my head around two facts—one, that I’ve been an alumnus for more than 20 years, and two, that my accomplishments merit my induction,” says Jordan Initiative chairman and Order of Constantine inductee Jim Holcomb, CAL. STATE-SACRAMENTO 1994. “So many men in Sigma Chi I admire are members of the Order of Constantine, and I feel a profound sense of honor to have a seat at the table with them.”
“Induction into the Order of Constantine is our way of honoring those brothers who have given a lifetime of exemplary service to the International Fraternity and their chapters,” says Order of Constantine Sig Jerry Nelson, UTAH STATE 1977, who serves as chairman of the Order of Constantine selection committee. “I think that we have done a good job in this year’s class of honoring those men who do the day-to-day work of the Fraternity, at both the local and international levels.”
The Fraternity inducted its first members into the Order of Constantine in 1948 at the Grand Chapter meeting in Seattle. Members of the 2015 class have the option to be recognized at this year’s Grand Chapter meeting in San Diego from June 25 to 27, or at a ceremony with their local alumni or undergraduate chapter.
For more information about the Order of Constantine, contact Liz Geary, alumni programs specialist at Headquarters.