Why Sigma Chi?
“One, and the main, aim and object of Sigma Chi has been, and is, 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. There is an absolute necessity for such men.”
– Founder Benjamin P. Runkle, August 6, 1913
THE HEALTH OF AN ORGANIZATION IS DETERMINED BY THE QUALITY OF IT’S MEMBERS
To ensure that our Fraternity is sustained by young men worthy of membership. The Jordan Standard represents a set of prerequisites which all members of our organization possess. Our brothers constantly improve upon these principles during pledgeship and other development opportunities provided by Sigma Chi (Learn more). Members are given the opportunity to take on leadership positions within our organization and develop their organizational and management skill-set. Our chapter’s leadership development is best exemplified by the fact that a large number of our members are also involved with leadership outside of Sigma Chi such as for campus clubs, our local community, sports teams, and in student government.
FRIENDSHIP, JUSTICE, AND LEARNING: THE ROOTS OF OUR FRATERNITY
The fundamental purpose of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is the cultivation, maintenance and accomplishment of the ideals of Friendship, Justice, and Learning within our membership. They are referred to as The Three Great Aims of our Fraternity. Our brotherhood has its roots in the collegiate experience and engenders a lifelong commitment to strive to achieve true friendship, equal justice for all and the fulfillment of learning as part of our overall responsibilities to the broader communities in which we live.
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SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY PROGRAMS
– Encourage positive and responsible interaction with others while promoting and reinforcing acceptable social behavior
– Enhance individual leadership skills and personal responsibility
– Cultivate personal growth
– Serve others by actively involving ourselves in the welfare of the larger community
Pledgeship features our new P4B curriculum and involves weekly classes which cultivate personal growth
Our members come from all different academic backgrounds, cities, ethnicity, interests, and talents. There is a likely chance that you will share a commonality with one of our members! Few undergraduate student organizations boasts the diversity Sigma Chi- Ottawa possesses. More importantly, members within our organization treat one another as brothers, respecting each other’s convictions and temperaments.
Teeing off at our annual alumni golf tournament
Needless to say these fellas finished at +20, but don’t tell their girlfriends about that.
Coming 1st at Tri Delta’s Charity Kickball Competition
These brothers came up on top against other fraternities while having lots of fun and supporting a good cause
A few brothers had the chance to meet with United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman
These brothers attended an event which discussed Canada-U.S. relations post 2016-election.
Social and Philanthropic Events
Pledging Sigma Chi might very well be the best decision you make during your college years. You will experience deep, lifelong friendships only made possible by the strength of our brotherhood. You will also have the opportunity to participate in many of our social and philanthropic events. Brothers join together at brotherhood events, formal banquets, mixers with other sororities, and also at our biggest philanthropic initiatives Homeless for the Homeless and Derby Days (Learn more here). We strongly believe in striking a balance between academic events as well as extra-curricular activities; joining Sigma Chi will allow you to do so, while occasionally helping the community in the process.
Active Brothers coming up triumphant against Alumni Brothers in flag football at our first annual Chili Bowl (2016)
Active Sigma Chi Brothers helping out at bake sale fundraiser for Alopecia and Movember on the University of Ottawa Campus (2018)
Brothers Storm, Sean, and Colton are posing with the CHEO Bear at our dodge-ball tournament during Derby Days (2016).