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, MIAMI (OHIO) 1857

What is Sigma Chi?

Sigma Chi is a brotherhood with roots in the collegiate experience that fosters a lifelong commitment to strive towards 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 242 undergraduate chapters and 117 alumni chapters (as of summer 2016), 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. To learn more about Sigma Chi Headquarters, please visit

Our Mission

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. Fundamentally, Sigma Chi is a leadership organization dedicated to the development of Friendship, Justice, and Learning among our members. 

Check out to learn more about our core values, our executive leadership team, and our unique history and founding.  

Sigma Chi in Canada

Sigma Chi has a strong presence here in Canada - there are nine undergraduate chapters and six alumni chapters. The first Canadian chapter to be granted its charter was the Beta Omega chapter at the University of Toronto & Ryerson University in 1922. 

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