Taking part in campus activities, whether student government, honorary organizations, professional groups, or intramurals, allows Sigma Chis to experience cooperation with others of similar interests and gives them a feeling of accomplishment. Winning and losing in an atmosphere of friendly competition provides a balance for the well-rounded man. Being encouraged by other brothers in all endeavors profits a Sigma Chi to achieve his potential.
The fraternity man is active with his chapter from his initiation until his graduation. During this time, he learns how to budget his money and his time, to earn respect from others, to live and work with different personalities, to maintain an equilibrium of philosophies, to accept defeat as well as praise, to become a leader by holding offices within the fraternity, and to become a better man. Depending on his intensity, he is able to weigh what is important and what is not. Depending on his maturity, he is able to listen with a responsible mind and help others in their quest for success.
Perhaps the greatest aspect of being part of Sigma Chi while in college is the desire to remain involved in the fraternity after graduation and assisting those who follow. The overused expression--"You get out of it what you put into it"--is very true in Sigma Chi. Those men who are truly active in their chapter garner rewards beyond words. The experience of Sigma Chi is savored by those who get involved.
"Membership in Sigma Chi has been one of the most important ingredients in
shaping both my business and personal life. We are better equipped by our Sigma
Chi membership to be responsible parts of our great country."
---George L. Ball, Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Bache Securities; former President of E. F. Hutton