Each quarter, the Fraternity honors one of its brothers with the Mark V. Anderson Character-in-Action™ Leadership Award. Endowed by a grant from the Krach Family Foundation and featured in each issue of The Magazine of Sigma Chi, the award recognizes a member who displays good character and leads through integrity by donating his time and energy to a worthy cause.
The application deadline operates on a rolling basis; however, nominees must be Sigma Chis, and recognition should be for an action or a deed — rather than for a monetary donation — that leads to the betterment or support of the community, rather than the advancement of the Fraternity.


Recent winners include Purdue Sigs Ben Waters, 2015; Jake Clark, 2016; Cam Sanders, 2015; Will Shifrin, 2016; who created The Xavier Project to honor the memory of their deceased pledge brother, Xavier Somerville, by traveling the country and performing acts of kindness in his name.


To nominate a brother, send an email to character@sigmachi.org that includes the nominee’s name, undergraduate university and graduation year, as well as answers to the following questions:

What is the community service for which the brother is being nominated?;

How and why did he begin such volunteer work?;

How long has he been involved in these activities?;

What percentage of the work was completed on a volunteer basis?;

How would you describe the nominee to others? What key traits does he possess that make him a man of good character?; and

For how long have you known the brother?

Visit the Mark V. Anderson Character-in-Action™ Leadership Award page on the Fraternity’s website for further information, or contact copy editor/associate director of communications Ryan Liskey, MARQUETTE 2010, at (847) 869-3655, ext. 259.