Why Sigma Chi
Nestled against the majestic Bridger Mountains in southwest Montana lays the city of Bozeman, home of the MSU Fighting Bobcats, and the renowned Beta Rho Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. As with most fraternal organizations, a varying blend of camaraderie, values, and ritual can be found, yet Sigma Chi goes much further.
The men who wear the White Cross continually strive to cultivate and maintain the high ideals of friendship, justice, and learning, regardless of their station in life. In our college endeavors, with steadfast dedication, we foster and preserve those high academic standards that prove to perpetuate our society’s values. As alumni, through responsible leadership and the achievement of purposeful living, a Sigma Chi is bound to a lifelong brotherhood of men with different temperaments, talents, and convictions.
Many fraternities are similar, and you may wonder what is different about Sigma Chi. While initiation, dues, athletics, social events, and community service are all a part of Sigma Chi, its high ideals, strong brotherhood, and broader meaning distinguish it from its peers. It is a continuous learning experience that begins during pledgeship and lasts a lifetime. Sigma Chi develops social skills, promotes leadership development, and cultivates personal growth and responsibility. Sigma Chi is one of the oldest (established in 1855) and most prestigious fraternities, and with 221 chapters and approximately 233,500 initiated members, it is also one of the largest in the world.
Sigma Chi has:
- 242 active chapters in the U.S. and Canada.
- 117 active alumni chapters.
- Initiated approximately 300,000 members.
- The largest foundation in the Greek world, with assets in excess of $23 million.
- Provided more than $24 million to support Sigma Chi’s leadership, scholarship, and general educational needs since ’06.