On Sep. 17, 1864, a few miles southwest of Atlanta, a group of Sigma Chis led by Harry St. John Dixon, VIRGINIA and CONSTANTINE CHAPTER 1861, met for a very important purpose. As Dixon would say later, “In the ruin at hand, my sentiment was to preserve the lofty principles typified by the White Cross. I knew that I had no authority to establish a chapter of Sigma Chi outside a college, or at all; but, isolated as we were, I thought I should raise the standard and fix a rallying point. By so doing, we should preserve the Order, whether we failed or not in our struggle for independence.” That day, at that meeting, Sigma Chi’s Constantine Chapter was born; now, we prepare to mark the 150th anniversary of that fateful day.
Please plan to be with the Fraternity as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Constantine Chapter on Sept. 20, 2014, at the Constantine Chapter Memorial outside of Atlanta. We are currently making plans for a great celebration that weekend, so stay tuned for further details.