This fall, Desmond Robinson, TARLETON STATE 2015, and Preston Lees, WESTERN ILLINOIS 2014, have worked hard to make inroads at three potential sites of new Sigma Chi colonies: the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV); the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Binghamton University in New York state.
The two Headquarters employees made their pitch at UNLV on Oct. 19 with 56 local Sig alumni present in a show of support for their effort, which Robinson says could have a great bearing on convincing the university that the colony would receive the support it needs to thrive. In addition, they presented at UMass Amherst on Oct. 21, and on Nov. 12 and 13, Robinson and Justin Brandt, LOUISVILLE 2013, director of chapter support at Headquarters, plan to make their case to the Interfraternity Council and the Council of Presidents, respectively, at Binghamton.
“One of the pleasures of this job is bringing the experience of our brotherhood to people and institutions that would otherwise go without it,” says Robinson. “If these universities decide to allow Sigma Chi onto their campuses, we are confident that we will exceed expectations in cultivating a new generation of leaders from their student bodies.”
Robinson adds that if the administrations at Amherst and Binghamton give their blessing, Sigma Chi could begin recruiting members to an interest group as early as spring 2016; as for UNLV, Headquarters will wait to hear more from the administration before announcing any possible timelines for recolonization.
For information about the proposed colonies, or if you have questions about the colonization process, contact Robinson via email.