Why Join Sigma Chi?

Why Join Sigma Chi?

Pledging Sigma Chi could be the best decision you make during your college years. The opportunities available through the Sigma Chi chapter are unlike any other on the campus at Southeast. Benefits you can receive by joining Sigma Chi include:

Lifelong Friendships
Development of Character
Enhanced Learning Experience

Leadership Development

Community Service
Networking
Intramurals
Social Activities


Lifelong Friendships

The brotherhood in Sigma Chi is unparalleled in any other fraternity. Sigma Chi is more than just a four year program that concludes with college graduation. The Sigma Chi experience is one of lifelong commitment to both the ideals and the brothers of the Fraternity. The profound and noble ideals which encompass our Ritual form the common bond between our brothers. These bonds are enhanced because our brothers possess diverse temperaments, talents and
convictions.

In Sigma Chi you will find brothers who, throughout your life, will share in your joys and success and provide strong arms of support when they are needed most. Because of the nature of our Ritual, however, those bonds are stronger and enduring – more than just the culmination of shared experiences within a social organization. Sigma Chi does not aspire to replace relationships with family or friends outside the Fraternity. Indeed, friendships formed through Sigma Chi will complement these existing relationships with bonds and experiences that would not exist outside the Fraternal experience.

Development of Character

Sigma Chi endeavors to pledge
men of good character, and through its educational
programs, including pledgeship and post
initiation training, hastens their development
into high-minded men and gentlemen. The
ideals and teachings that Sigma Chi expresses
in its public writings and secret Ritual
are based upon time-honored values of civilized
society. Sigma Chi serves as a guide, inspiration,
and constant reminder for its brothers as
they strive to uphold those ideals.

Sigma Chi also aspires to
teach its members the importance of responsibility
and appropriate conduct at all times. This
objective serves not only to improve the
individual brother, but advances the reputation
of the entire Fraternity. Sigma Chi requires
that its members have the self control to
conquer the temptation to make insensitive
statements or perform irresponsible acts.
Ultimately, Sigma Chi strives to develop
high-mined gentlemen and responsible citizens
with a strong moral foundation.

Enhanced Learning
Experience

Academics are the most important
part of your academic career. However, Sigma
Chi offers more than just academic assistance.
Sigma Chi is an avenue for collegiate men
to develop an appreciation of lifelong learning
in order to gain knowledge, wisdom and character.
This pursuit by our members has brought
about a betterment of the individual beyond
the classroom. Sigma Chi rewards these brothers
through scholarships and grants. Sigma Chi
awards nearly $2.5 million each year to
worthy brothers. The chapter also provides
scholarship opportunities for its members
at a local level.

The chapter also provides
academic assistance and incentives. Our
comprehensive scholarship program for our
members includes study hours, tutoring assistance,
scholarship opportunities, extra-curricular
educational opportunities, access to university
programs, and academic incentive programs.

Leadership Development

Sigma Chi is a self-governing
organization and both active members and
pledges can take advantage of leadership
opportunities by being officers within the
chapter. Leading such a large and diverse
group of people is a significant educational
experience. Sigma Chi also provides opportunities
to hold leadership positions in organizations
across campus. Many of these opportunities
are enhanced by Greek membership or unavailable
to non-Greeks. These opportunities are available
in most chapters, but Sigma Chi goes further.

Sigma Chi strives to cultivate
values-based leaders. In our quest to be
the preeminent collegiate leadership development
organization, Sigma Chi goes further than
any other fraternity in leadership development
programming. Sigma Chi provides numerous
programs and workshops on a local, regional,
and international level. These programs,
from Balfour Leadership Training Workshop
(BLTW) to Horizons, are world class programs
and are superior to any other in the Greek
world and unavailable outside Sigma Chi.

Community Service

One aim of Sigma Chi is
to instill in our members the value of selfless
service to others. Sigma Chi has adopted
Children’s Miracle Network and the
Huntsman Cancer Institute as our suggested
national beneficiaries. Our annual philanthropy,
Derby Days, raises money for those organizations.
We also raise money for local charities
and do service projects within the community.
When community members are looking for assistance,
they turn to Sigma Chi.

These efforts provide both
needed service and uphold the idealistic
aims of the fraternity, expand the individual
pledge or brother’s perspective, and
enhance the reputation of Sigma Chi.

Networking

In today’s world it
has been said that it’s not what you
know, it’s who you know. To the extent
this sentiment is true, as a Sigma Chi you
immediately have an advantage. You will
have a sacred bond honored by hundreds of
thousands of men across the country and
the world. Many brothers from Southeast
have benefited professionally from this
relationship.

The benefit of networking
goes beyond just knowing someone to get
hired or get a promotion, the alumni you
meet and interact with as an undergraduate
and throughout your life provide a unique
opportunity for professional mentoring throughout
your career.

Intramurals

Sigma Chi provides an opportunity
for you to participate competitively in
all intramural sports on campus. These include
soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis,
golf, swimming and many more. We usually
enter more than one team in each sport,
so if you want to compete recreationally
you will still have the opportunity. We
play competitively and rank at the top in
most sports.

Social

The social aspect of fraternity
life is probably the part that most people
are familiar with. We don’t mean to
understate it, but we think it is a given:
we have a good time! Being a Sigma Chi has
many social benefits. We participate in
and host many social events such as Homecoming,
Sweetheart’s Formal, semi-formals,
dances, and barbeques. Whether it is a Formal
or a road trip with some brothers, these
events and activities offer you a good time
and a great opportunity to meet people.
Many social activities allow members to
bring dates or are often held with another
sorority.

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