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Peoria Area Alumni Dinner

All alumni and undergraduates are invited to a gathering at West Dublin Pub in Peoria, IL at 6:30pm on September 13th. This is a great opportunity to learn about and discuss our upcoming purchase of a new chapter house at WIU.

Those planning to attend are asked to register on our alumni facebook group or contact brother Tyler Sinclair. If you do not have his contact information, search the membership directory at SigmaChi.com or try Paul Anast or William Steele.

Springfield Area Alumni Dinner

All alumni and undergraduates are invited to a gathering at Hooters in Springfield, IL at 6pm on September 4th. This is a great opportunity to learn about and discuss our upcoming purchase of a new chapter house at WIU.

Those planning to attend are asked to register on our alumni facebook group or contact brother Tyler Sinclair. If you do not have his contact information, search the membership directory at SigmaChi.com or try Paul Anast or William Steele.

Chicago area alumni dinner

All alumni and undergraduates are invited to a gathering at Aurelio’s Pizza in Addison, IL at 5:30pm on August 29th. This is a great opportunity to learn about and discuss our upcoming purchase of a new chapter house at WIU.

Those planning to attend are asked to register on our alumni facebook group or contact brother Joel Ridle. If you do not have his contact information, search the membership directory at SigmaChi.com or try Paul Anast or William Steele.

Fall Initiation date set

The undergraduate chapter has set the date for the Fall 2018 Initiation: October 6th at 11am in our new house at 830 N Avery Street, Macomb, IL 61455.

Please see our Facebook group, or contact the undergrads, to learn exact locations and, if you wish to attend them, the Friday night event schedule (October 5th).

The pledges will be informed of this date at their pinning ceremony, to ensure they keep the weekend free, so this is not a secret.

Mortgage paid off!

As of April 1, 2018, the mortgage for 611 W. Adams has been paid in full!   After making monthly payments for nearly 30 years, we can finally reinvest that money back into our own house.  House Corp will meet in Macomb after Initiation on Saturday, April 14, to discuss how this will impact our continued renovations (if at all).

Spring Initiation Date Set

The undergraduate chapter has set the date for the Spring 2018 Initiation: April 14th at Noon.

Please see our Facebook group, or contact the undergrads, to learn exact locations and, if you wish to attend them, the Friday night event schedule (April 13th).

The pledges will be informed of this date at their pinning ceremony, to ensure they keep the weekend free, so this is not a secret.

Sigma Chi International Fraternity Creates New Policies to Enhance Health and Safety Measures Across Chapters

News Release—For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Evanston, Illinois

Sigma Chi International Fraternity, one of the nation’s largest collegiate fraternities, today announced five new policies aimed at improving the fraternal experience for its undergraduate members. These policy changes address important issues affecting the fraternal industry and are designed to help foster a safe and healthy environment at Sigma Chi’s more than 240 chapters around the world.

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Room Renovations

611 2018 Room Renovations

Alumni brothers Zo Evans and Andrew Schulze, with financial support from Randall Evans and other alumni, carried out a variety of renovations in the chapter house while the undergrads were on break in the last week of December. They painted rooms 1 and 2, installed new carpet and a new ceiling fan in room 2, installed new curtains and rods downstairs, and performed numerous other needed tasks.

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What Happened to Buying a New House?

You may remember that House Corp recently sought to purchase a new chapter house (actually, two of them), and had set up a fund and collected donations toward that goal. The short story is that the deal fell through.

We first attempted to buy the former Delta Sigma Phi house on Avery Street. The deal seemed too good to be true and, as it turned out, it was.  Although we met their asking price and submitted a steep good-faith payment, the DSP house corporation rejected our offer. It seems to us that they were simply collecting offers in order to leverage their own alumni into buying the house, on the hope that their fraternity would be allowed to return to the campus in a few years. Our good-faith payment was returned.

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Installation of Sprinklers Complete

The long-hyped project to install fire-suppression sprinklers in the chapter house is complete. The installation, which was conducted in two phases over the last four years, cost $35,000 and was completed more than a year ahead of the deadline. Although the project exceeded our estimates by $3,000 (partly due to the passing of years between our estimation and the actual installation), that overage was reduced from what it could have been by partnering with the other fraternities and sororities at WIU to collectively negotiate with FE Moran.

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