"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 are not bound down to a contracted, eight by ten notion of exclusiveness. There is an absolute necessity for such men."
-Founder Benjamin Piatt Runkle
Founded in 1855, Sigma Chi is a values-based organization with roots in the college experience that engenders a lifelong commitment to strive to achieve true friendship, equal justice, and the fulfillment of learning as part of our overall responsibilities to the broader communities in which we live.
We differ from other collegiate fraternities in that we value individuality and believe that principle outweighs blind loyalty. What does this mean? It means we have a diverse membership bonded together by a common belief that we must always do what is morally right, even if that requires us to go against our own brethren.
To develop values-based leaders dedicated to the betterment of character, campus, and community.
To become the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization—aligned focused and living our core ideals of Friendship, Justice, and Learning.
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.
Sigma Chi Fraternity best serves its purpose by developing, implementing, and monitoring programs that foster leadership, build character, and promote positive relationship skills which, in turn, enable our members to become productive and caring participants in their families, colleges, and communities.