Number of Active Chapters: 240

International Founding Date: June 28, 1855

International Founding Location: Miami University, Oxford, OH

IWU Founding Date: May 18, 1883

Organization Colors: Blue and Old Gold

Organization Flower: White Rose

Symbol: The White Cross

Local Chapter Website

International Headquarter Website:


Semester Chapter GPA New Member GPA Rank
Fall 2010  2.956 2.695 5/6
Spring 2011 2.962 2.850 5/6
Fall 2011 2.981 2.663 4/6
Spring 2012 2.908 N/A 3/5
Fall 2012 3.164 3.136 1/5
Spring 2013 3.183 N/A 1/5

Grade Point Average Requirements:

To Join (First-Years): 2.500
To Join (Continuing): 2.250
Good Standing (Active Members): 2.500
To Live In House: 2.000

Does your chapter require/offer study hall hours? 

Please describe any assistance or programming that your chapter provides to support the academic achievement for your members.

If a member falls below the required GPA, how does your chapter help them? N/A


Cost for First Year of Membership  $660
Cost (per year) for Additional Years  $800
Room (per year)** $5,752 
Board (per year)** $3,384

*Based on 2013-14 fees supplied by the chapter
**Room and Board Fees are the same as living on campus due to facility ownership by IWU

Additional Costs and Fees

Our chapter charges $55 in additional fees for our Formal.  T-shirts are optional and range from $10 - $15 each.

In the event that our chapter house occupancy is below 100%, members are charged an under-capacity fee by the University. The under-capacity fee is determined by dividing the charges for unfilled capacity spots ($500/space/semester) among the members who were eligible to have lived in the chapter house, regardless of residency. The four year average under-capacity fee for Sigma Chi is $157.85 per year.

Any unclaimed common area damages in the chapter facility are divided equally among all chapter residents and exterior key holders. The four year average damage fees for Sigma Chi is $150.20 per resident per year.

Sigma Chi HouseHousing

Chapter Capacity: 39

Residency Type: Single and Double Live In Rooms, Single and Quad Suites, Triple Dormer Rooms

Policies: As part of the IWU residential requirement, our members live in during their sophomore year.  Most residents will live in house for two years unless we are over capacity, in which case members with more seniority have the option of living out of the house.

Meal Plans: Residents are required to board with Sodexo, IWU's Dinning Services. Meal plan options may be found on their website.


International Philanthropy: Huntsman Cancer Institute

International Service Project: Merlin Olsen Day of Service

Local Philanthropy Events and Service Projects: Derby Days, Sig Bowl

Required Service Hours and Donations: N/A

New Member Experience


Hours Per Week

Hazing Policy

On January 31, 2005 Sigma Chi announced a zero-tolerance stance on the issue of hazing. Sigma Chi defines hazing as "an act performed by any Sigma Chi or pledge member that results in an environment of servitude or in any way endangers or demeans a Sigma Chi or pledge member, regardless of that person's willingness to participate in that act."

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Mission Statement

Sigma Chi is a brotherhood with roots in the collegiate experience that engenders a lifelong commitment to strive to achieve true friendship, equal just, and the fulfillment of learning as part of our overall responsibilities to the broader communities in which we live.

Our vision at the Alpha Iota chapter of Sigma Chi is to become the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization – aligned, focused, and living our core values. Our mission is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus, and communities.

Our purpose is to develop, implement, and monitor programs that foster leadership, build character, and promote positive relationships skills which, in turn, enable our members to become productive and caring participants in their families, colleges, and communities.

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Parent Resources

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