Imagine having seventy or more close friends. Friends and brothers that you can confide in when times are bad, and share a good laugh with when times are good. Friends and brothers that will be with you and there for you throughout your entire college experience and your life beyond. That is brotherhood.
2. Personal Growth
Looking back on your life, you may be able to see your experiences as times that shaped you into the person you are today. John Wayne, a famous film actor and Sigma Chi brother, once said, “Men join Fraternities, Leaders of Men join Sigma Chi.” Being around inspired and driven men inspires you to take action and strive for something bigger in your own lives. The camaraderie and brotherhood of Sigma Chi allows you to bring out the best of your own personality, while encouraging others to do the same.
3. Social Experience
The social experience of being in a Fraternity is unparalleled in college life. Whether it is simply going to the beach with your brothers or going to a social with more than a hundred gorgeous girls, the experiences and good times you will have as a brother may just be the best of your life.
4. Giving Back
Not only is Sigma Chi a social organization but it is also a philanthropic organization. In the 2011-2012 school year, the Lambda Zeta Chapter alone donated more than $10,000 and hundreds of hours worth of work to various charities such as the Huntsman Cancer Association or the Race for the Cure foundation. Being a part of Sigma Chi, will not only give you the opportunity to do something meaningful in our community, but also to give you the leadership skills and organizational ability to organize events that can really make a difference in people’s lives.
With a minimum G.P.A. requirement of 2.5, and countless benefits for those students who go above and beyond, Sigma Chi is a great organization to be a part of if you like to be around motivated and hard working individuals. Each year scholarships of different sizes are given out, and exceptional students are recognized for their hard work in the Sigma Chi Community.
6. Recreation and Sports
Intramurals stars, extracurriculars participants, and even Division I athletes have called themselves brothers in Lambda Zeta Chapter at FGCU. All of our brothers are encouraged to get involved in whatever interests them, and being a part of a winning team is always a good time.
Sigma chi has over 240 different chapters in all parts of the United States and Canada, more than 15,000 undergraduates, 223,000 living alumni, and over 300,000 lifetime brothers, brotherhood can be found anywhere. Although that may sound overwhelming, the friends and brothers and people that you will meet will be invaluable in college and afterward as you look for a job, or a friendly face in an unfamiliar city.
As you will learn, The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded on the principle that friendship among people with different temperaments, talents and convictions is superior than those with the same temperaments talents and convictions. Unlike many other fraternities, Sigma Chi does not have a stereotype, you will find Sigma Chi’s of all walks of life, each one with different interests and opinions.
9. Higher Standard
On of the most important parts of being a Sigma Chi is holding yourself to a higher standard, with everything you do, you are not only representing yourself, but also your chapter and the fraternity in its entirety. People will look up to you and holding yourself to that higher standard will not only drive you to be a better person, but a more satisfied and respected individual.
10. Being a Part of Something Big
When you have seventy brothers everything you do is going to be big. When you are helping out with a philanthropy it is a lot more fun when the seventy people you’re closest to are right there with you. When throwing a social event, more people means a much bigger event. When Sigma Chi decides to do something, we do it big.