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Tucson Volunteer Chuck Colton Named 2021 House Corporation Officer of the Year

Evanston, Illinois — The Sigma Chi International Fraternity has conferred its William T. Bringham Best House Corporation Officer Award on Warren A. “Chuck” Colton III, ARIZONA 1969. Colton has been a member of his undergraduate chapter’s house corporation since 2009 and has served as its president since 2015.

By 2015, Colton was creating excitement among Arizona chapter alumni to embark on a journey to build a new house. His passion was well expressed and key to turning alumni interest into financial commitments. Using his successful experience in southern California real estate development and construction, Colton personally oversaw the innovative design, funding and construction of the new Arizona chapter house. His expertise, tenacity and prowess delivered a modern living environment that is professionally managed and operated and a project that was on time and on budget – an accomplishment to make all alumni proud.

Based on his industry resume and his success at the Arizona chapter, Colton was tapped to serve on the founding board of the Constantine Housing Initiative (CHI) — created to preserve and protect student housing opportunities that strengthen the Sigma Chi undergraduate experience.

In the ensuing four years, he helped form the Property Conservation Committee (PCC), which he now chairs. His expertise has impacted chapter houses and house corporation operations across the Fraternity. According to fellow CHI board/PCC member Marl Cummings III, ALABAMA 1975, “Chuck’s rapport with other house corporation officers is so effective because he speaks as a peer. He has walked in their shoes.”

His continued leadership of the Arizona House Corporation creates a lasting impact. Sigma Chi must have been thinking of Chuck when we coined our current tagline, Expect More. Chuck has never failed to answer the call when Sigma Chi housing is involved.

First presented in 1974, the Bringham Best House Corporation Officer Award is named for the late Order of Constantine Sig and Significant Sig Bill Bringham Sr., ILLINOIS WESLEYAN 1946, who was Sigma Chi’s executive secretary from 1954 to 1989. This award is given to the house corporation officer who has demonstrated outstanding loyalty to Sigma Chi through the leadership, time and effort he has devoted to the Fraternity. Nominations for the 2022 award are due March 1. For more information, visit the alumni awards page or contact the alumni engagement coordinator at International Headquarters at awards@sigmachi.org for more information.

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Sigma Chi is one of the largest collegiate fraternities with undergraduate chapters at 237 universities and colleges and more than 265,000 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 members to live by its core values and exemplify Character-in-Action™ in every aspect of their lives, and the lives of others.

RMF is a 501c(3) educational foundation. CHI is a 501c(7) fraternal housing association. More information is available at sigmachi.org/rmf and sigmachi.org/CHI/home.