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The Active Member Experience

(A complete list of all Sigma Chi Active Chapters in North America
and links to those with websites.)

The Spirit of Sigma Chi

The Spirit of Sigma Chi, as conceived by the Founders more than 140 years ago yet visible and alive today, is based on the theory that
  • Friendship among members, sharing a common belief in an ideal, and possessing different temperaments, talents, and convictions, is superior to friendship among members having the same temperaments, talents, and convictions, and that genuine friendship can be maintained without surrendering the principle of individuality or sacrificing one's personal judgment.

Cover drawing As an active member of Sigma Chi, each man works with his fraternity brothers to maintain the prominence of Sigma Chi on campus and in the community. Working together on community projects enhances personal satisfaction as well as the fraternity's status; this, in turn, elevates the public's opinion of all Greek-letter organizations. Participating in fund-raising projects which benefit charitable groups is a unique experience which enables each member and pledge to give time and effort to worthwhile projects while earning his degree. These kinds of activities promote time management and teach each individual to budget his time effectively while in college.

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

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