Our Proud History

The Zeta Rho Chapter of Sigma Chi and Central Michigan University share a storied tradition dating back to our local founding as Chi Sigma in 1964 and installation in 1967. From the 1960s to the present, our proud history speaks for itself through high academic achievement and leadership within the University. As the Zeta Rho Chapter looks forward to the 50th anniversary celebration for the chapter on April 22, 2017, we now look back on the legacy that we have built at Central Michigan University. With more than 1,000 initiates, the Zeta Rho Chapter has influenced the lives of numerous men, cultivating lasting friendships in the process. Many of our best college memories can be traced back to our Sigma Chi experience.

Through Sigma Chi, we not only learned the importance of friendship, knowledge, service, morality, and excellence, but we acquired valuable assets, which include leadership skills, organizational skills, social skills, teamwork, and character. These traits have been integral to our personal success and helped make us the men we are today.

While many of our alumni have gone on to successful and distinguished careers in business, engineering, technology, and countless other endeavors, the common bond of our brotherhood remains, along with our shared principles and values. Our chapter houses, whether it be 1725 Crawford Road or 604 S. Main Street, have been the focus of undergraduate life and gave our roots a firm foundation.

Since 1984, 604 S. Main Street has been a home away from home for hundreds of young men and a classroom where our brothers have learned about Sigma Chi’s core values of friendship, justice, and learning. However, in order for Sigma Chi to continue its strong presence on the Central Michigan University campus, we must ensure that we are providing a safe, modern, and competitive facility. Now is the appropriate time to secure our future.

The Brotherhood

Sigma Chi is a brotherhood with roots in the collegiate 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 achieve these ideals through the practice of character qualities embodied in our Ritual, and continuously reaffirm our purpose through the observance of Sigma Chi’s Governing Laws and through adherence to the decisions of our legislative assemblies, which empower and direct our leadership.

In addition to its 239 undergraduate chapters and 132 alumni chapters (as of summer 2012), Sigma Chi is comprised of five operational entities: the Sigma Chi Fraternity, the Sigma Chi Foundation, the Risk Management Foundation, Constantine Capital Inc., and Blue and Gold Travel Services.

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 that, in turn, enable our members to become productive and caring participants in their families, colleges and communities.