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As you think about Sigma Chi at Penn State and the value in being a part of this organization, what are your favorite things? What motivates you to give to your brotherhood? We have come up with our own list of reasons to stay connected, support the chapter and continue the “aim and object of Sigma Chi … to develop and train broad-minded men who can recognize the wholeness of things and who are not bound down to a contracted, eight-by-ten notion of exclusiveness.”

We want your feedback on this Top 10. If you have other favorites to add to the list, e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We want to hear from you!

#1 – Pride in 400 East Prospect: It is a house that has seen its ups and downs … both physically and in the lives of those Sigma Chi brothers who came of age at this address. There have been renovations through the years to keep it a safe, comfortable and competitive living space for our active brothers.

#2 – Guidance of Alumni: The young men initiated into our Alpha Chi Chapter are often under 20 years of age. During our years as undergraduates, there was reassurance in knowing that alumni were looking out for our best interest. Now, as alumni, we understand that we cannot ask a lifetime of experience from young men who are just learning what leadership means. We have to show them. That is how we learned. We have been fortunate to have local brothers who could serve as chapter advisors,  providing insight and leadership for our undergraduates … a group of developing young men who are happy to have the support of a mentor who is accessible.

#3 – Ritual: These are ceremonies in which we have all participated, and they have forged bonds among us. We are privileged to have alumni available to teach our undergraduates and perpetuate the Ritual into new generations of Sigma Chis at Penn State.

#4 – Core Values: Friendship, Justice and Learning … How did each of these values play a part in your development at Penn State? We’d like to hear your story.

#5 – Battle for the Tacky Jacket: As we say, “Often imitated; never surpassed.” The PSU Sigma Chi Golf & Alumni Weekend has developed a reputation as one of the best attended alumni traditions at Penn State. Now entering our 24th year as host of this event, we have seen its growth from several foursomes in 1990 to the largest Greek alumni golf event at Penn State. Let’s keep it going!

#6 – Penn State Football Weekends: As news of a possible new Paterno statue makes headlines, we are reminded of the football weekends that brought together Sigma Chi alumni and actives together on the house lawn for meals, stories, games, networking and good times not replicated in any other setting.

#7 – Homecoming: These were some of the best times. We encourage you to return to what is often a full agenda of events including food, a Sweetheart serenade, the big game (of course) and time to catch up with brothers and their families.

#8 – Sweethearts of Sigma Chi & Little Sigmas: They were some of our best friends during college, and a few of them became the wives of Sigma Chi brothers. Who do you remember?

#9 – The Order of the Constantine & Significant Sigs: Award-winning alumni exemplify our core values and fundamental purpose as Sigma Chis. We are privileged to have several representing our Alpha Chi Chapter.

#10 - Getting the News: If you had a way to read about what members of your pledge class are doing, wouldn’t you stop and take notice? Our website is one way to stay connected. Update your profile. Contact a brother. Make your opinion known about the state of the chapter. It’s time to get involved!