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Sigma Chi - ΣΧ
The Coat of Arms of Sigma Chi Fraternity
Founded June 28, 1855 (1855-06-28) (age 152)
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Type Social
Scope International
Motto In Hoc Signo Vinces ("In This Sign You Will Conquer")
Colors Blue and Old Gold
Symbol The White Cross
Flower White Rose
Publication The Magazine of Sigma Chi
Philanthropy Children's Miracle Network and Huntsman Cancer Institute
Chapters 222 undergraduate, 149 alumni
Members 218,493,
11,343 undergraduate currently
260,000 lifetime
Flag
Headquarters 1714 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois, USA
Homepage Sigma Chi Website

Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. Sigma Chi was founded on June 28, 1855 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio when members split from Delta Kappa Epsilon. Sigma Chi has seven founding members: Benjamin Piatt Runkle, Thomas Cowan Bell, William Lewis Lockwood, Isaac M. Jordan, Daniel William Cooper, Franklin Howard Scobey, and James Parks Caldwell. Sigma Chi is a part of the Miami Triad, along with Beta Theta Pi and Phi Delta Theta. The Crest of Sigma Chi Fraternity This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1855 (MDCCCLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... Detail from The Vision of the Cross by assistants of Raphael, depicting the vision of the cross and the Greek writing εν τούτω νίκα in the sky, before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. ... Old Gold is a dark yellow, which varies from light olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow. ... The Magazine of Sigma Chi, the official quarterly publication for undergraduate and alumni brothers of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, is one of the most highly esteemed magazines in the Greek-letter world. ... The Childrens Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for Childrens hospitals, medical research and community awareness of childrens health issues. ... The Huntsman Cancer Institute is a research center in the University of Utah designed to research, learn about, treat, and prevent cancer. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Greek alphabet (Greek: ) is an alphabet consisting of 24 letters that has been used to write the Greek language since the late 8th or early 9th century BC. It was the first alphabet in the narrow sense, that is, a writing system using a separate symbol for each vowel... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1855 (MDCCCLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... Location of Oxford in Butler County, Ohio Oxford is a college town located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio in northwestern Butler County in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. ... Delta Kappa Epsilon (ΔΚΕ; also pronounced D-K-E or Deke) is the oldest secret college mens fraternity of New England origin. ... Benjamin Piatt Runkle, one of the original seven founders of Sigma Chi fraternity, was born in West Liberty, Ohio on September 3, 1836. ... Thomas Cowan Bell (1832 - 1919) was born near Dayton, Ohio. ... William Lewis Lockwood, born in New York City, was one of seven founding members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. ... Isaac M. Jordan, born on a farm in central Pennsylvania, was 20 years old when he became one of the founding members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity in 1855 at Miami University. ... Daniel William Cooper was born near Frederickstown, Ohio. ... Franklin Howard Scobey was one of the founding members of the Sigma ChiFraternity. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... The Miami Triad is comprised of three fraternities that were founded at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) is a social collegiate fraternity that was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where it is part of the Miami Triad which includes Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ...


The fraternity's official colors are blue and old gold, and its badge is a white cross with emblems on each of its arms: crossed keys on the upper arm, an eagle's head on the right arm, seven gold stars and a pair of clasped hands on the lower arm, and a scroll on the left arm. In the center of the cross, on a black background, are the gold symbols for the Greek letters Sigma (Σ) and Chi (Χ). The left and right arms are connected to the upper arm by gold chains. Old Gold is a dark yellow, which varies from light olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow. ... The Greek language (Greek Ελληνικά, IPA // – Hellenic) is an Indo-European language with a documented history of some 3,000 years. ...


Sigma Chi's purpose is to promote the concepts of Friendship, Justice, and Learning; its mission statement is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community. Sigma Chi's vision statement is "to become the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization—aligned, focused and living our core values."


Sigma Chi was honored by the United States Congress on its 150th anniversary on June 13th, 2005, becoming the first Greek-letter society so honored.[1] June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

History

Founding

The founding of Sigma Chi began when came as the result of a disagreement over who would be named Poet in the Erodelphian Literary Society of old Miami University in Ohio.[2] , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


Several members of Miami University's Delta Kappa Epsilon chapter (of which all but one of Sigma Chi's founders were members) were also members of the Erodelphian Literary Society. In the fall of 1854 this society was to pick its Poet, and a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon was nominated for the position. He was supported by five of his brothers, but four others (Caldwell, Jordan, Runkle, and Scobey) felt that he lacked the required poetic talent. These men instead chose to give their support to another man who was not a member of the fraternity. Bell and Cooper were not members of Erodelphian, but their support for the dissenting four was unequivocal. The chapter had twelve members and so was evenly divided. Other differences might have been forgotten, but both sides saw this conflict as a matter of principle and over the next few months there came a distancing of their friendship.[2] Delta Kappa Epsilon (ΔΚΕ; also pronounced D-K-E or Deke) is the oldest secret college mens fraternity of New England origin. ...


The matter finally came to a head in February 1855, when, in an attempt to seal the rift, Runkle and his companions planned a dinner for their brothers. The feast was prepared, and the table was set, but only one of the men who supported the DKE member as poet arrived, Whitelaw Reid. With him Reid brought a stranger. The six learned that the stranger was an alumnus of DKE from a nearby town.[2] Whitelaw Reid Whitelaw Reid (October 27, 1837 - December 15, 1912) was a U.S. politician and newspaper editor, as well as the author of a popular history of Ohio in the Civil War. ...

Founders of Sigma Chi
Founders of Sigma Chi

"My name is Minor Millikin; I live in Hamilton", said the man. "I am a man of few words." Reid had told Millikin his side of the dispute, and the two were present to lay down punishment on Runkle, Scobey, and the rest. The leaders of the rebellion (Runkle and Scobey) were to be expelled from the fraternity. The other four, after being properly chastised, would be allowed to stay a part of the group.[2] Image File history File links Sigma_Chi_Founders. ... Image File history File links Sigma_Chi_Founders. ...


At the announcement of the punishment, Runkle stepped forward. He pulled off his Deke pin, tossed it to the table, and said, "I didn't join this fraternity to be anyone's tool! And that, sir", addressing Millikin, "is my answer!" Runkle stalked from the room and his five brothers followed. One final chapter meeting was held, at which the chapter was six-to-six divided on the issue of expulsion. The parent chapter at Yale University was contacted, and all six men were formally excommunicated.[2] Yale redirects here. ...


The six men soon associated themselves with William Lewis Lockwood, a student from New York who had not joined a fraternity. Lockwood's natural business acumen helped to organize the fraternity in its early years.[3] On June 28th, 1855 (Commencement at Old Miami), the Sigma Phi Fraternity was founded.[4] This article is in need of attention. ... Year 1855 (MDCCCLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The theft of the Constitution, Ritual, Seals, and other records from Lockwood's room in Oxford in January 1856 necessitated the change of the name of the fraternity to Sigma Chi.[citation needed] Eventually, this action could have been forced upon the group as there was already a Sigma Phi Society in the collegiate world. A ritual is a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value, which is prescribed by a religion or by the traditions of a community. ... Location of Oxford in Butler County, Ohio Oxford is a college town located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio in northwestern Butler County in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. ... The Sigma Phi Society, founded on 4 March 1827 on the campus of Union College in Schenectady, New York is the second oldest Greek social fraternal organization in the United States. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ...


Much of Sigma Chi's heraldry is inspired by the legendary story of the Emperor Constantine from the Battle of Milvian Bridge against Maxentius. Notably, the White Cross and the motto "In Hoc Signo Vinces" are evidence of the Constantine link. Although many of the symbols of Sigma Chi relate to Christianity, Sigma Chi is not a religious or Christian fraternity.[5] Constantine. ... Combatants Constantinian forces Maxentian forces Commanders Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius† Strength ~50000 men ~75000-120000 men Casualties Unknown Unknown The Battle of Milvian Bridge took place on October 28, 312 between the Roman Emperors Constantine the Great and Maxentius. ... Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius ( 278-28 October 312) was Western Roman Emperor from 306 to 312. ...


The founders

  • Franklin Howard Scobey (May 27, 1837 - July 22, 1888) was born in Hamilton, Ohio. Scobey was considered The Spirit of Sigma Chi for being friendly with everybody and not just a select group of people.[15] After graduating from Miami University in 1858 he went on to graduate again in 1861 with a law degree. He worked as a journalist in his hometown until 1879 but went on to become a cattleman in Kansas until 1882. Scobey then moved back to Ohio where he took up farming until his death. Never physically robust, Scobey was afflicted with hearing loss in his final years.[16]
  • James Parks Caldwell (March 27, 1841 - April 5, 1912) was born in Monroe, Ohio. By the age of thirteen Caldwell had completed all academics which could be offered at his local academy. He was then sent to Miami University with advanced credits. Caldwell was just fourteen at the time of the founding making him the youngest of the founders. After Caldwell graduated from Miami University in 1857 he practiced some law in Ohio but moved to Mississippi to begin a career as an educator. When the Civil War broke out he joined the Confederate Army. During the war he was taken prisoner but rejected an offer at freedom on the condition that he renounce his allegiance to the Confederacy. After the war he moved back to Mississippi and was admitted to the bar. He moved to California in 1867 and practiced law. In 1875 he began to travel frequently practicing law and editing newspapers. He died in Biloxi, Mississippi where the latest issues of The Sigma Chi Quarterly were found in his room.[17]

Benjamin Piatt Runkle, one of the original seven founders of Sigma Chi fraternity, was born in West Liberty, Ohio on September 3, 1836. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article is on the Logan County village. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... , This article is about the university in Oxford, Ohio. ... 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Early Years

Constantine Chapter

Harry St. John Dixon
Harry St. John Dixon

Harry St. John Dixon, a brother from the Psi Chapter at the University of Virginia who fought for the Confederacy, kept a record of all Sigma Chis within his vicinity on the flyleaf of his diary during the American Civil War. He began planning a Confederate Army chapter of Sigma Chi with this information. On September 17, 1864 Dixon founded the Constantine Chapter of Sigma Chi during the Atlanta campaign with Harry Yerger, a brother from Mississippi who was in Dixon's division. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... == c programming[[a--203. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... This article is in need of attention. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders William T. Sherman, James B. McPherson, John M. Schofield, George H. Thomas Joseph E. Johnston; replaced in July by John B. Hood † Leonidas Polk Strength Military Division of the Mississippi (Army of the Cumberland, Army of the Ohio, Army of... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Dixon and Yerger contacted all brothers listed in the diary who could come to the meeting. They met at night in a deserted log cabin near camp. Dixon later wrote, For other uses of Desertion, see Abandonment. ... For other uses, see Log cabin (disambiguation). ...

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Dixon was elected "Sigma" (president) and Yerger was elected "Chi" (vice president); the chapter also initiated two men. The only badge in the chapter was one Dixon had made from a silver half-dollar. The Seated Liberty designs appeared on most regular-issue silver United States coinage during the mid- and late-nineteenth century, from 1836 through 1891. ...


The last meeting was held New Year's Day 1865. The men at that meeting passed a resolution to pay a "tribute of respect" to the four brothers from the chapter who had died during the war. In May 1939 the Constantine Chapter Memorial was erected by Sigma Chi in memory of the Constantine Chapter and its members. The memorial is located on U.S. 41 in Clayton County, Georgia.[18] This article is about January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... U.S. Highway 41 in northern Michigan United States Highway 41 is a north-south United States highway that runs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami Beach, Florida. ... Clayton County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ...


Purdue Case

In 1876, Emerson E. White became president of Purdue University. He declared that each applicant for admission must sign a pledge binding him "not to join or belong to any so-called Greek society or other college secret society" while attending Purdue. The Sigma Chi chapter, Delta Delta, was already established at the university and tried to convince the authorities of the rule's injustice. They sent petitions to the faculty and pleaded their case to the board of trustees, but they were unsuccessful. Purdue redirects here. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words frater and soror, meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe any number of social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, or the Shriners. ... For the Europe album, see Secret Society (Europe album). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ...


In the fall of 1881, Thomas P. Hawley applied for admission to the university. Having already been initiated into Sigma Chi, Hawley refused to sign the pledge and was denied admission. Hawley took Purdue to court, but the judge, D.P. Vinton, ruled in favor of the faculty's decision. He also ruled, however, that the faculty had no right to deny Hawley from his classes based on the fraternity issue. The case soon found its way to the Indiana Supreme Court and on June 21, 1882 reversed Vinton's decision. This victory for Sigma Chi also allowed fraternities at Purdue.[19] The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... The Supreme Court of Indiana is the highest court in the state of Indiana. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


First half of the 20th Century

During the first half of the 20th Century the General Fraternity expanded in many places. In 1899 the Fraternity adopted the flag design created by Henry V. Vinton. In 1901 the Grand Chapter approved the Fraternity's pledge pin. In 1903 at the Grand Chapter in Detroit the Board of Grand Trustees was established. In 1922 the Alpha Beta chapter at University of California, Berkeley held the "Channing Way Derby" which led to the creation of the "Sigma Chi Derby Days".[20][21] Some of the awards created during this time include the Significant Sig Award in 1935 and the Order of Constantine in 1948.[22] Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Coming into the beginning of the 20th Century Sigma Chi had installed a total of 74 chapters with 58 still active.[23] Having only established a centralized form of government in 1822 Sigma Chi was installing new chapters at a rate of about one chapter per year. On April 22, 1922 the Beta Omega chapter was installed at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario thus making Sigma Chi an international fraternity.[24] is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a public research university in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...

Daniel William Cooper's Sigma Phi badge.
Daniel William Cooper's Sigma Phi badge.

The Sigma Chi Foundation was created on November 9, 1939 when the Sigma Chi Endowment Foundation was incorporated in Colorado. This educational endowment was first discussed in 1898 by alumni who wanted to assist undergraduates financially so they could finish their undergraduate studies.[24] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 314 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (318 × 607 pixel, file size: 50 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Daniel William Coopers Sigma Phi badge worn until his death when Beta Theta chapter Consul Donald E. Walker replaced it with his own. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 314 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (318 × 607 pixel, file size: 50 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Daniel William Coopers Sigma Phi badge worn until his death when Beta Theta chapter Consul Donald E. Walker replaced it with his own. ... Daniel William Cooper was born near Frederickstown, Ohio. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The world wars of the 20th century took the lives of 103 Sigs in World War I and 738 in World War II. A great resurgence in undergraduate activity followed World War II due to an increase in chapter memberships. This increase was caused by the men returning from military service who went back to school as well as the usual addition of new brothers.[24] “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


During World War II it became apparent to the General Fraterniry officers that a few alumni as well as a few undergraduate chapters believed some of the prerequisites for membership in Sigma Chi were outdated and should be changed or eliminated. This led to the first discussions about membership within the fraternity that continued until early in 1970. The membership requirements which had been used for a long time had specificied that a potential member must be a "bona fide white male student." After the first discussion in 1948 at the Grand Chapter in Seattle the committee on Constitutional Amendments tabled the issue pending a further study of the problem to be reported to the 1950 Grand Chapter. Further study showed that on 13 campuses containing a chapter the issue was "very hot" while it was only "lukewarm" on a dozen other campuses.[25] Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ...


This time period saw the death of the last four founders of Sigma Chi with Daniel William Cooper being the last. Cooper's death led up to the Fraternity gaining one of its most priceless objects, Cooper's Sigma Phi badge. Cooper's body was sent by train to his final resting place in Pittsburgh. The Beta Theta chapter at the University of Pittsburgh was given the privilege to administer Cooper's memorial service. On December 13, 1920 Cooper's body was conveyed to the Beta Theta chapter house where Beta Theta Consul Donald E. Walker removed Cooper's Sigma Phi Badge and replaced it with his own. Beta Theta Pro-Consul Regis Toomey sang the hymn "With Sacred Circle Broken" before Cooper was taken to his final resting place.[26] Daniel William Cooper was born near Frederickstown, Ohio. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Publicity photo for Toomey Regis Toomey (August 13, 1898 - October 12, 1991) was a film and television actor. ...


Pledging

Recruiting process

As with most fraternities, before pledging begins, the potential pledge must rush the fraternity. Each chapter holds rush events during the year, usually within a period set by their school. During this period each chapter will hold a bid meeting to discuss each potential member. To gain a bid from Sigma Chi the student must meet the qualifications as defined by the Jordan Standard. When a potential pledge receives a bid they have a choice to accept or decline. If the bid is accepted they will enter into pledgeship and become a potential member.[27] Sigma Chi recently has adopted a new recruitment policy called Mission 365, where the fraternity will constantly be recruiting throughout the entire year. The theory behind this idea is that if Sigma Chi's live their lives according to principle 365 days a year, potential brothers-to-be will naturally find themselves attracted to Sigma Chi instead of the fraternity having to go out and sell themselves to potential new brothers. Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ...


Pledgeship

The pledge pin of Sigma Chi

Pledgeship is a probationary period for potential members before they are fully initiated into Sigma Chi. The pledge period differs in length from chapter to chapter but eight weeks is the recommended length by Headquarters.[28][29] The pledge period consists of intellectual exercises to cultivate potential members into becoming brothers; this includes learning the history of Sigma Chi, the operational workings of Sigma Chi, leadership skills, and allows the potential members to become an integral part of the chapter before initiation. [28] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 478 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (495 × 621 pixel, file size: 163 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The norman shield of Sigma Chi. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 478 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (495 × 621 pixel, file size: 163 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The norman shield of Sigma Chi. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ...


Many aspects of the pledge program differ for each chapter, being set by that chapter under the direction of the Magister, though a large degree of continuity between chapters and "pledge classes" is maintained. All potential members in Sigma Chi are given a pledge pin and a Norman Shield. The pledge pin is a blue Norman Shield bearing the White Cross of Sigma Chi outlined in old gold.[30] This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... Old Gold is a dark yellow, which varies from light olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow. ...


Hazing

On January 31, 2005 Sigma Chi announced a zero-tolerance stance on the issue of hazing.[31] Sigma Chi defines hazing as "an act performed by any Sigma Chi or pledge member that results in an environment of servitude or in any way endangers or demeans a Sigma Chi or pledge member, regardless of that person's willingness to participate in that act."[29] is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Organization of the fraternity

Undergraduate chapter officers

Officers may vary from each chapter with some chapters not using certain positions and others creating new positions. The duties of each officer may vary from each chapter as well.

  • Consul (pronounced Kon'-sul)- The Consul is the President of the chapter. He presides over chapter meetings as well as other chapter activities. He is responsible for the security of the charter, Ritual and ritualistic materials.
  • Pro Consul (pronounced Pro Kon'-sul)- The Pro Consul is the Vice President of the chapter. He works with the Consul in running chapter meetings as well as other chapter activities. The Pro Consul presides over the chapter's executive committee and works with other committees within the chapter. The Pro Consul is also responsible for running Post Initiation Training (P.I.T.) and must be prepared to take over the Consul's duties if the Consul were to be absent.
  • Annotator- The Annotator keeps accurate records of chapter meetings in the chapter minute book. He keeps track of all chapter files and records as well as the chapter's permanent record of member data. In addition, he coordinates the community service activities of the chapter.
  • Quaestor (pronounced Kwee'-stir)- The Quaestor is the treasurer of the chapter. He keeps track of all chapter funds and is responsible for collecting dues from members. He must prepare a budget before each fiscal year and presents it for approval before the chapter.
  • Magister (pronounced Ma-gee'-stir)- The Magister is the pledge teacher who prepares the pledge brothers for Initiation. He prepares the program which teaches the pledge brothers about the ideals of Sigma Chi. He is allowed to assist the Pro Consul in P.I.T.
  • Recruitment Chairman- The Recruitment Chairman organizes the chapters rush program. He must provide the chapter with the outcome of rushees and is responsible for providing information to rushees.
  • Centurian- (pronounced Sen-tour'-ian)- The Centurian is the Risk Manager of the chapter. He develops and implements the chapter's safety management program. He coordinates safety education to the chapter and addresses concerns related to chapter risks such as building maintenance, alcohol use, drug use, hazing and sexual abuse.
  • Tribune- The Tribune prepares all necessary chapter correspondence, reports, and other required information to University and Fraternity officials.
  • Chapter Editor- The Chapter Editor maintains files on previous chapter publications as well as publications from other chapters and General Headquarters. He publishes at least two chapter newsletters a year describing current alumni and undergraduate activities. He also coordinates the publications of chapter material such as recruitment brochures, philanthropy programs, and quarterly news to The Magazine of Sigma Chi.
  • Historian- The Historian gathers and creates records of the members and activities of the chapter. He also preserves previous records of the chapter into a library to be sent to the Grand Historian if needed.
  • Kustos (pronounced Koo'-stows)- The Kustos assists with chapter meetings and keeps the privacy of the chapter room.
  • Interfraternity Council Representative- The Interfraternity Council(IFC) Representative attends all IFC meetings and communicates information to the chapter. He may also plan events and programs with other fraternities on campus.
  • Public Relations Chairman- The Public Relations Chairman develops and implements a public relations program. He must generate favorable publicity in campus and community media.
  • Scholarship Chairman- The Scholarship Chairman develops and implements a scholastic program and education programs with the campus. He provides information on learning resources to the chapter. He also serves as chapter liaison with the Sigma Chi Foundation.
  • Steward- The Steward plans the chapter meal service and kitchen operations.

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Alumni chapter officers

Officers may vary from each chapter/association with some chapters not using certain positions and others creating new positions. The duties of each officer may vary from each chapter as well. Many alumni chapters use the more common office titles such as: president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer.

  • Consul- The Consul is the President of the chapter. He presides over chapter meetings as well as other chapter activities.
  • Pro Consul- The Pro Consul is the Vice President of the chapter. He works with the Consul in running chapter meetings as well as other chapter activities. The Pro Consul presides over the chapter's executive committee and works with other committees within the chapter. The Pro Consul is also responsible performing the Consul's duties if the Consul is not present.
  • Annotator- The Annotator keeps track of all chapter files and records as well as the chapter's permanent record of member data. In addition, he coordinates the annual report to headquarters.
  • Quaestor- The Quaestor is the treasurer of the chapter. He keeps track of all chapter funds and is responsible for collecting dues from members. Prepares a budget before each fiscal year and presents it for approval before the chapter.

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Grand officers

  • Grand Consul- The Grand Consul is the International President of Sigma Chi. He presides over the Executive Committee, Grand Chapter and the Sigma Chi Corporation. The current Grand Consul is Robert Henry W. Jones.[32]
  • Grand Pro Consul- The Grand Pro Consul is the International Vice President of Sigma Chi. He presides over the Grand Council and the selection committee. He must be prepared to take over the Grand Consul's duties if the Grand Consul were to be absent. The current Grand Pro Consul is L. Wayne Tucker.[32]
  • Grand Quaestor- The Grand Quaester is the International Treasurer of Sigma Chi. He is responsible for Fraternities funds and financial regulations. He issues and signs all warrants for the payment of money and must report to the Grand Chapter and Grand Council. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee. The current Grand Quaestor is Dennis Santoli.[32]
  • Grand Tribune- The Grand Tribune is the International spiritual leader and fellowship advisor of Sigma Chi. The current Grand Tribune is Francis Flynn.[32]
  • Grand Historian- The Grand Historian is the International Secretary of Sigma Chi. He compiles all historical information about Sigma Chi and is responsible for maintaining the archives and documents of the Fraternity. The current Grand Historian is Dr. Bill Fleming.[32]
  • Grand Praetors (pronounced Pray-ters)- There is one Grand Praetor for each province and is elected at each Grand Chapter. They are required to visit each chapter in their province at least once every year as well as maintain a general knowledge of each chapters condition. The Grand Praetors are known officially as the "Praetorial College." At the Grand Chapter a Dean of the Praetorial College is elected. The current Dean of the Praetorial College is Dan Matthewson

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Grand Chapter

Grand Chapter is the supreme legislative body of Sigma Chi and convenes every two years on odd numbered years. It is composed of one delegate from each active undergraduate chapter and alumni chapter, the Grand Consul and Past Grand Consuls, each being entitled to one vote. The Grand Chapter elects the officers of the Fraternity as well as alter or amend the Constitution, Statutes, and Executive Committee Regulations. It may grant or revoke charters as well as discipline any chapter, officer or member.[33] The most recent Sigma Chi Grand Chapter was held in San Jose, CA in June of 2007. The next Grand Chapter is scheduled to be held in 2009. A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... This article is about the year 1. ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley County Santa Clara County, California Area  - Total  - Water 461. ...


Grand Council

The Grand Council meets every year when no Grand Chapter is held. The Grand Council consists of the Grand Officers, Past Grand Consuls, members of the Executive Committee, Grand Trustees, Grand Praetors, members of the Leadership Training Board and one undergraduate from each province. It may amend the Statutes or Executive Committee Regulations.[33] Amendment has at least two meanings: An amendment is a formal alteration to any official document or record, typically with the aim of improving it for the better. ...


The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets at least four times a year. The Executive Committee consists of 11 members; Grand Consul, Grand Pro Consul, Grand Quaester, the immediate Past Grand Consul, a Grand Trustee elected by the Board of Grand Trustees, a Grand Praetor elected by the Praetorial College, one alumnus member-at-large, two undergraduate representatives elected by the undergraduate delegates from each chapter, and the two most recent International Balfour Award winners. The committee regulates the budget and expenditures as well as assign duties to the International Headquarters staff.The current Executive Committee is composed of Grand Consul Robert H.W. Jones, Grand Pro Consul L. Wayne Tucker, Grand Quaestor Denis Santoli, Past Grand Consul Keith Krach, Grand Trustee Tommy Geddings, Grand Praetor Garnett Haubelt, Alumnus Rep Mike Greenberg, 2006 Balfour Award Winner Jon Meinen, 2007 Balfour Award Winner Eli Snider, and Undergraduate Representatives Mike Ciatto and Brian Powell. [33] For other uses, see 4 (disambiguation). ...


The Foundation

The Sigma Chi Foundation is a charitable and educational tax-exempt organization, separate and independent from the Fraternity, whose express purpose is to serve as an educational funding resource for the undergraduate and graduate student members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Through leadership initiatives such as Horizons, the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop, the Balfour Fellowship and the Cornerstone Mentor Program, the Sigma Chi Foundation is preparing our young men to be the value-centered leaders to guide us in the 21st century.


A Board of Governors of 18 members, headed by Chairman Chuck Watson and Vice Chairman James K. Morris, guide the Foundation. The Foundation president and CEO, former NASA astronaut Greg Harbaugh, is the Foundation's administrative officer based at the Peterson International Headquarters in Evanston, Ill. Gregory Jordan Harbaugh was a NASA astronaut // Personal data Harbaugh was born April 15, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in Willoughby, Ohio. ...


Leadership programs

Balfour Leadership Training Workshop

The Balfour Leadership Training Workshop is a program designed to improve the quality of leadership in the Fraternity. Each August, leaders from Sigma Chi's undergraduate chapters spend four days on a college campus, immersed in presentations, discussions, and problem solving sessions about chapter operations and other issues that affect a chapter's viability.[34]


Each year The Leadership Training Board, assisted by the fraternity's Director of Education, meets twice to discuss the previous workshop and plan the next one. The workshop focuses on nine specific aspects of chapter life: Consuls, Pro Consuls, Quaestors, Magisters, Recruitment Chairmen, Centurians, and Emerging Leaders for undergraduates; Chapter Advisors and Mentors are sessions for alumni members.[35] The annual turnout is approximately 1,300 brothers making it the largest leadership training session in the Greek-letter world. In the summer of 2007, the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop was held at the University of Missouri - Columbia where the Xi Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi was re-installed in front of more than 1000 undergrads and alumni. This is the largest fraternity initiation or installation on record in the Greek world today.[36] The University of Missouri–Columbia, (abbreviated MU and nicknamed Mizzou) is an institution of higher learning located in Columbia, Missouri, USA. Columbia is the flagship campus in the University of Missouri System with approximately 27,000 students. ...


The first workshop was held at Bowling Green State University from August 31 to September 3, 1947. 215 delegates attended the workshop representing 82 of the 108 active chapters at the time.[24] The workshop has been held at 19 different campuses including Ball State University, University of Nebraska, and University of Missouri. In 1955 the workshop was not held to avoid interference with the Centennial Grand Chapter. In 1997 the Balfour Foundation voted to make an annual grant of $200,000 for the educational elements of the workshop.[34] Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is a public four-year institution located in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA; about 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio on I-75. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ball State University is a state-run research university located in Muncie, Indiana, USA. Located on the northwest side of the city, Ball States campus spans more than 1,000 acres (4 km²). The student body consists of more than 20,000 students, of which over 18,000 are... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... The University of Missouri System is the designated public research and land-grant university system of the state of Missouri. ... A centennial is a 100-year anniversary of an event, or the celebrations pertaining thereto. ...


Horizons

The logo for Horizons

Horizons is a leadership program specifically created for Sigma Chi underclassmen who are eager and willing to improve themselves and their world. During the sessions of Horizons held each summer in Snowbird, Utah, undergraduates experience a six-day immersion in whole-brained learning that engages both mind and body through team-based exercises and personal reflection. The program, initially funded by Bob McNair, owner of the Houston Texans, runs completely free of charge to its undergraduate participants.[37] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Looking down on Snowbird ski resorts lodges in mid-June Snowbird is a locale based in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in Utah. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Robert C. McNair (born 1937 in Tampa, Florida) is an American businessman and the owner of the National Football League team, the Houston Texans in Houston, Texas and Thoroughbred horse racings Stonerside Stable in Paris, Kentucky. ...


Horizons focuses on three aspects of leadership:

  • How leadership is directly linked to values and character,
  • How to incorporate high-minded values into a lifelong practice of leadership,
  • How to discover and utilize your full potential.[38]

Cornerstone

The Cornerstone program is designed to provide alumni leaders with the tools they need to efficiently support undergraduate chapters. This mentorship program encourages alumni participation and growth at undergraduate chapters, Cornerstone aims to bring professionally-trained mentors to every Sigma Chi chapter. Mentors assist undergraduates by increasing leadership training and improving academic performance and general operations. Cornerstone mentors have an unequivocal commitment to the ideals of Sigma Chi, willingness to be a role model and accessibility and availability to the chapter and its members. Through the support of Jesse R. "Bob" Stone, three short Building On Our Brotherhood films directed by Christopher Lastrapes were produced about the Cornerstone Program.


Philanthropy

Membership in Sigma Chi involves both service-oriented activities as well as social bonding for its members. Sigma Chi's suggested beneficiaries for chapter community service projects are the Children's Miracle Network and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Since 1992 Sigma Chi chapters have raised more than $4.2 million dollars for area CMN hospitals[39] and devoted thousands of hours of service to CMN affiliates. The Huntsman Cancer Institute was added as another beneficiary in 2005[40]. In the 2005-06 academic year, Sigma Chi raised $473,757.43 for the Children's Miracle Network, as well as $55,244.63 for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Community service refers to service that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local community. ... Male bonding is a term that is used in ethology, social science, and in general usage to describe patterns of friendship and/or cooperation in men (or in the case of ethology: males of various species). ... The Childrens Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for Childrens hospitals, medical research and community awareness of childrens health issues. ... The Huntsman Cancer Institute is a research center in the University of Utah designed to research, learn about, treat, and prevent cancer. ...


Awards

Undergraduate awards

The Peterson Significant Chapter Award is given to chapters who show a strong performance in all areas of chapter operations. The award is named after Past Grand Consul J. Dwight Peterson.[41] Each winning chapter receives a large plaque and a contribution from the Sigma Chi Foundation towards the university's counseling or tutoring program.[42] Business operations are those activities involved in the running of a business for the purpose of producing value for the stakeholders. ... The word counseling or counselling comes from the Middle English counseil, from Old French conseil, from Latin cōnsilium; akin to cōnsulere, to take counsel, consult. ... // In English and Irish Secondary Schools the Form Tutor is similar to an American Home Room Teacher. ...


The International Balfour Award is given each year to one graduating senior who excels the most in four criteria; scholarship, character, Fraternity service and campus leadership. Each chapter nominates a graduating senior to run in the province. The Grand Praetor selects the province winner who then runs against all the other nominees from each province. The Grand Pro Consul then heads a committee of five of other officers who select three finalists to be interviewed at the Grand Chapter or Leadership Training Workshop. The winner of the award receives a Balfour Award Key, certificates for himself and his chapter, and free Life Loyal Sig membership.[41][42] This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ...

The logo for The Order of Constantine

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Alumni awards

The Order of Constantine is awarded to alumni members who have devoted long and distinguished service to the Fraternity. To become a candidate the alumnus must be nominated by at least five brothers with at least three being in the Order already. Most alumni selected have contributed more than 20 years of service.[43][44]


Semi-Century Sig Award is given to brothers who have been active in the fraternity for 50 years or more.[43]


The Significant Sig Award is given to a brother who has excelled greatly in their field of study or occupation. The award was introduced in 1935 by Past Grand Consul L.A. Downs at the Grand Chapter banquet in Seattle. The first seven awards were given to George Ade, Roy Chapman Andrews, John T. McCutcheon, Chase S. Osborn, James Wallington, F. Dudleigh Vernor, and Samuel P. Cowley.[43] City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... George Ade (February 9, 1866 - May 16, 1944) was an American writer, newspaper columnist, and playwright. ... Roy Chapman Andrews (January 26, 1884–March 11, 1960) was an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist who became the director of the American Museum of Natural History, primarily known for leading a series of expeditions through the fragmented China of the early 20th century into the Gobi Desert and Mongolia. ... John Tinney McCutcheon (May 6, 1870-June 10, 1949) was an American newspaper political cartoonist. ... Chase Salmon Osborn (January 22, 1860 – April 11, 1949) was an American politician, newspaper reporter and publisher, and explorer. ...


International Sweetheart

As a general rule, each undergraduate chapter elects a female associated with the chapter as the chapter sweetheart. At each Grand Chapter, the fraternity chooses a Sweetheart from one chapter to be the International Sweetheart of Sigma Chi for two years. The International Sweetheart Award is presented based on personality, character, campus involvement, Sigma Chi activities, general accomplishments, poise, and grace. Each nominee must be the sweetheart of an undergraduate chapter for the year nominated and a student at the nominating chapter's university.[45] The first International Sweetheart of Sigma Chi was Barbara Tanner, a sister of Kappa Alpha Theta.[46][47]. The current Sigma Chi International Sweetheart is Rachel Berkey from Harvard College. Nomination is part of the process of selecting a candidate for either election to an office, or the bestowing of an honor or award. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ...


Some notable Sigma Chi Sweethearts include Judy Garland and Faye Dunaway.[48][49] Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... Faye Dunaway (born January 14, 1941, in Bascom, Florida) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ...


Military Service Recognition Pin

Recognizes honorably discharged veterans or currently serving members of the United States, Canada, and other nations respective armed forces who are in good standing with the Sigma Chi Fraternity. The pin consists of a single Norman-style sword thrust upward with a small Sigma Chi Norman Shield with a cross embossed upon it placed upon the lower end of the blade just above the hilt and is to be worn on the brother's lapel. The pin is a reminder that the White Cross that we wear is an emblem of sacrifice. The virtues displayed through one's service to their country brings honor to Sigma Chi and all of its members. Brothers may nominate themselves or be nominated by one of their brothers. The pin and its design were suggested by Brother Anthony Dauer, Theta Beta '83, U.S. Navy (1986-1990). The final design was discussed and voted upon by the members of the Military Sigs group which can be found in the Sigma Chi Friendship Circle web site. This award was first presented at the 2007 Grand Chapter[50] [51]. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ...


Literature of Sigma Chi

The Magazine of Sigma Chi

The Magazine of Sigma Chi, the official quarterly publication for undergraduate and alumni brothers of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, is one of the most highly esteemed magazines in the Greek-letter world. First published in 1881 as The Sigma Chi, the name was later changed to The Sigma Chi Quarterly and then to its current form. The magazine details the achievements of notable brothers, features columns on how to better perform the ideals set forth by the fraternity's founders, and includes updates on most (but not all) chapters of Sigma Chi by that chapter's Chapter Editor. The Sigma Chi Bulletin, the oldest esoteric publication in the Greek-letter community, is published in the Magazine; it contains the minutes from any meetings of the Fraternity's Executive Committee occurring in the quarter it is published. Noted cartoonist Milton Caniff periodically provided illustrations for the magazine. The Magazine of Sigma Chi, the official quarterly publication for undergraduate and alumni brothers of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, is one of the most highly esteemed magazines in the Greek-letter world. ...


The Norman Shield

Main article: The Norman Shield
The Norman Shield's commemorative 2005 issue
The Norman Shield's commemorative 2005 issue

The Norman Shield, or the Shield informally, is the reference manual of the Fraternity. It is intended to be a "well of knowledge during pledgeship" and for active membership. The current edition is its 42nd, dated for the years 2007-09. The Norman Shields commemorative 2005 issue The Norman Shield, or the Shield informally, is the reference manual of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. ... Image File history File links Norman_Shield. ... Image File history File links Norman_Shield. ...

Purpose

Article II of the Constitution states "The purpose of this fraternity shall be to cultivate and maintain the high ideals of friendship, justice and learning upon which Sigma Chi was founded."


Creed

I believe in fairness, decency and good manners. I will endeavor to retain the spirit of youth. I will try to make my college, the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and my own chapter more honored by all men and women and more beloved and honestly respected by our own brothers. I say these words in all sincerity; That Sigma Chi has given me favor and distinction; that the bond of our fellowship is reciprocal, that I will endeavor to so build myself and so conduct myself that I will ever be a credit to our Fraternity.

George Ade, Purdue University, Class of 1887 George Ade (February 9, 1866 - May 16, 1944) was an American writer, newspaper columnist, and playwright. ... Purdue redirects here. ...

The Jordan Standard

The confidence of the Founders of Sigma Chi was based upon a belief that the principles which they professed and the ideal of the Fraternity which they sought were but imperfectly realized in the organizations by which they were surrounded.


The standard with which the fraternity started was declared by Issac M. Jordan to be that of admitting no man to membership in Sigma Chi who is not believed to be:


A Man of Good Character.......


A Student of Fair Ability.......


With Ambitious Purposes.......


A Congenial Disposition.......


Possessed of Good Morals.......


Having a High Sense of Honor and


A Deep Sense of Personal Responsibility.


-Founder Isaac M. Jordan addressed the 15th Grand Chapter in 1884, and his speech provided the basis for the current Jordan Standard.[52] Isaac M. Jordan, born on a farm in central Pennsylvania, was 20 years old when he became one of the founding members of the Sigma Chi Fraternity in 1855 at Miami University. ...


Sigma Chi Grace

Our Father


We thank Thee for Thy many blessings,


Keep us from harm,


May the White Cross guide us


And teach us to be true to each other, ourselves


And Thee,


Amen


The Spirit of Sigma Chi

The Spirit of Sigma Chi, as conceived by the Founders more than 150 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.


The Spirit of Sigma Chi was written by the Fraternity to honor and pay homage to the beliefs of Franklin Howard Scobey who believed strongly in the ideal that friendship among members of different temperaments, talents and convictions is superior to friendship among those who are all similar. Franklin Howard Scobey was one of the founding members of the Sigma ChiFraternity. ...


My Badge

The Sigma Chi Badge

I might be forced to admit that there is some similarity between the ideals of Sigma Chi and those of other fraternities but— Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


I will not share the beautiful and the symbolic supremacy of the White Cross of Sigma Chi with any other badge in the Greek World.


The badge of my Fraternity is a cross, a sign and a symbol known to all the world, uplifting Him of whom our badge reminds us.


It is not a shield of timid defense nor a drawn sword of oppressive aggression nor an arrow swift and sure on its mission of death.


It is not a diamond so rich and so rare as to have no part in the common crowd nor a crescent pale and incomplete nor a star shining with a borrowed ray.


It is not a lamp whose feeble flame is extinguished by the slightest gust of wind that blows; nor a simple monogram of mysterious Greek letters presuming to reveal some hidden meaning.


But a cross with its base planted in the common clay of earth; its arms outstretched to all the world and its head lifted heavenward.


It is a White Cross, suggesting purity.


As any pure white surface reflects all the rays of light without the absorption of any, so the White Cross of Sigma Chi reflects its ideals unselfishly to all Mankind.


- W. Henry McLean, DePauw University, Class of 1910 This school is not to be confused with DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, which has a similar pronunciation. ...


The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi

The cover of a set of sheet music from 1924 Often called the most beloved and popular of college fraternity songs, The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi was written in 1911[1] by Byron D. Stokes (Albion, Class of 1911) and F. Dudleigh Vernor (Albion, Class of 1913). ...

Notable "Sigs"

This is a list of notable alumni of The Sigma Chi Fraternity. ...

Undergraduate chapters

As of 2007, Sigma Chi has 218,493 living brothers and 222 active undergraduate chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada.[53] Since 1855, Sigma Chi has initiated more than 260,000 men. This article lists the chapters of Sigma Chi Fraternity by state/province. ...


Alumni chapters

As of 2007, Sigma Chi has 149 alumni chapters around the world.[53] This article lists the alumni chapters of the Sigma Chi Fraternity in alphabetical order by state with international chapters following. ...


References

  • Carlson, Douglas Richard (1990). "History of the Sigma Chi Fraternity: 1955-1985". The Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Footnotes

  1. ^ Thomas (Library of Congress)
  2. ^ a b c d e The Founding of Sigma Chi
  3. ^ William Lewis Lockwood Biography at Sigmachi.org
  4. ^ The Birth of Sigma Chi
  5. ^ "Constantine, Heraldry and Roman Heritage" page 39. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  6. ^ "The Seven Founders: Benjamin Piatt Runkle" page 32. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  7. ^ "The Seven Founders: Thomas Cowan Bell" page 33. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  8. ^ San Francisco National Cemetery Burial List Surnames Bas-Ben
  9. ^ "The Seven Founders: William Lewis Lockwood" page 34. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  10. ^ a b Jordan, Isaac M. at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  11. ^ Illinois State University Theta Rho Chapter - Isaac M. Jordan
  12. ^ "The Seven Founders: Isaac M. Jordan" page 35. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  13. ^ Eta Upsilon biographies on the founders
  14. ^ "The Seven Founders: Daniel William Cooper" page 36. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  15. ^ Franklin Howard Scobey Biography at Sigmachi.org
  16. ^ "The Seven Founders: Franklin Howard Scobey" page 37. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  17. ^ "The Seven Founders: James Parks Caldwell" page 38. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  18. ^ "The Constantine Chapter" page 40-41. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  19. ^ "The History of Sigma Chi" page 48. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  20. ^ "The History of Sigma Chi" page 49. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  21. ^ Carlson, op. cit. p. 8-9
  22. ^ "The History of Sigma Chi" page 50-51. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  23. ^ Carlson, op. cit. p. 517-518
  24. ^ a b c d Carlson, op. cit. p. 3
  25. ^ Carlson, op. cit. p. 4
  26. ^ Carlson, Douglas R. "Sig History", p. 33 and 72. Sigma Chi Magazine, Winter 1983
  27. ^ "The Constitution" page 108-137. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  28. ^ a b "Objectives of pledgeship" page 11. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  29. ^ a b Sigma Chi Statement of Position Concerning Pledge Education & the Ritual
  30. ^ "Nomenclature and Insignia" page 42. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  31. ^ Fraternity implements new zero-tolerance hazing policy
  32. ^ a b c d e New Grand Officers and Grand Praetors Elected at 76th Grand Chapter
  33. ^ a b c "Organization, Governance & Services" page 80-84. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  34. ^ a b "Leadership Training" page 70. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  35. ^ http://www.sigmachibltw.org/
  36. ^ Xi Xi Installation
  37. ^ Sigma Chi Horizon's
  38. ^ Learn About Horizons www.sigmachi.org/horizons
  39. ^ Philanthropy at Sigma Chi
  40. ^ Sigma Chi Chooses Huntsman Cancer Institute
  41. ^ a b Sigma Chi Undergraduate Awards
  42. ^ a b "Undergraduate Awards" page 98-100. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  43. ^ a b c "Alumni Awards" page 92-94. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  44. ^ The Sigma Chi Order of Constantine
  45. ^ Additional Awards & Recognitions of Sigma Chi
  46. ^ "The History of Sigma Chi" page 47-55. The Norman Shield, 41st Edition
  47. ^ http://www.shsu.edu/~eng_wpf/sweetheart.html
  48. ^ [http://www.jgdb.com/articl31.htm Judy Garland Database
  49. ^ The Sig List, page 103. Sigma Chi Magazine, Summer 2007
  50. ^ "Sigma Chi E-Newsletter," Vol. 17, September 2007
  51. ^ The Magazine of Sigma Chi Summer 2007, Letter from the Grand Consul, page 3
  52. ^ Carlson, op. cit. p. 516
  53. ^ a b Directory, page 85. Sigma Chi Magazine, Summer 2007

The Magazine of Sigma Chi, the official quarterly publication for undergraduate and alumni brothers of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, is one of the most highly esteemed magazines in the Greek-letter world. ...

External links

  • Official Sigma Chi website
  • Friendship Circle
  • Sigma Chi Foundation
  • Grand Chapter 2007
  • Official Sigma Chi Balfour Leadership Training Workshop website
  • Official Sigma Chi Horizons website
  • Cornerstone Building On Our Brotherhood film website
  • Literary Exercises
  • Memories of Miami, History from Founders' Speeches
  • The 2006-2007 Norman Shield

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