The Executive Committee (EC) of the Sigma Chi International Fraternity has voted to immediately suspend the organization’s chapter at the University of Missouri. The suspension is effective immediately, and for an indefinite period of time.
The International Fraternity, in collaboration with the university and the chapter’s alumni advisors, made the decision due to continued accountability and conduct issues within the chapter’s membership. The undergraduate members’ actions were inconsistent with the Fraternity, and the EC was left with no other option than to suspend the chapter’s charter.
Undergraduate members of the chapter have been moved to suspended active status and will be unable to participate in anything that could be conceived of as a Sigma Chi activity until 2024.
The Fraternity’s goal is to eventually return the chapter to campus; the organization will partner with the university to ensure that future members of the chapter will have a positive environment where they could be successful in their endeavors.
“One of the most difficult things the Executive Committee can do is vote to close a chapter,” says 71st Grand Consul (international president) Steve Schuyler, ARIZONA 1979. “In this instance, however, our members’ actions and their disregard for the Fraternity’s policies and procedures made our decision for us.”
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Sigma Chi is one of the largest fraternities with undergraduate chapters at 236 universities and colleges and more than 240,000 living 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.