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Title: History


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History
  • Sigma Pi (S?) is an international college social
    fraternity with chapters in the United States and
    Canada. Like most social fraternities, membership
    is by invitation and limited to men. Founded on
    February 26, 1897 at Vincennes University by
    William Raper Kennedy, James Thompson Kingsbury,
    George Martin Patterson, and Rolin Rosco James,
    it started as Tau Phi Delta (?F?), a literary
    society with fraternal ideals.
  • Tau Phi Delta changed its name to The Sigma Pi
    Fraternity, United States in 1907 and began
    establishing new chapters that same year. With
    the establishment of the Fraternity's first
    Canadian chapter in 1984, the organization's name
    was changed to The Sigma Pi Fraternity,
    International.
  • The Fraternity was the first of its kind to be
    founded west of the Ohio Valley and a charter
    member of the North-American Interfraternity
    Conference. Among other things, Sigma Pi promotes
    fellowship, scholarship, chivalry, and character
    by organizing social, academic, and philanthropy
    events for its members and the communities in
    which its chapters are located.
  • Today, Sigma Pi consists of 136 active collegiate
    groups, dozens of alumni clubs, and over 88,000
    initiates. In addition, a separate, but related
    entity, the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation,
    manages trust assets for the educational benefit
    of both members and non-members. The Fraternity
    is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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Why Go Greek
  • 76 of current U.S. Senators are Greek
  • 70 of Fortune 500 Executives are Greek
  • 71 of Whos Who in the U.S. are Greek
  • 85 of all U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910
    have been Greek
  • 59 of all Greeks graduate, while only 45 of
    non-Greek do
  • Since 1825 a majority of U.S. Presidents have
    been Greek

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  • Fast Facts about Sigma Pi
  • Founded February 26th, 1897 in Vincennes, IN
  • Executive Office Brentwood, TN.
  • Membership 85,000
  • Chapters/Colonies 116/12

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  • Benefits of Membership
  • Lifelong Friends
  • Regional Conferences and Biennial Convocation
  • Networking through internships and alumni
    contacts
  • Scholarships and student loans
  • Leadership and service opportunities

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The Ideals
  • The ideals of Sigma Pi, which constitute the
    underlying reason for the Fraternity's rise,
    development, and continued existence, are plainly
    set forth in the Constitution, and are in essence
    as follows
  • To establish a brotherhood.
  • To establish and maintain an aristocracy of
    learning.
  • To raise the standards of morality and develop
    character.
  • To diffuse culture and encourage chivalry.
  • To promote the spirit of civic righteousness and
    quicken the national conscience

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Other Obligations Learn about Sigma Pis
History and Values Attend the Majority of
Meetings on Monday in proper attire
Interviews, AKA get to know as many brothers
as Possible Contribute to the
house/Fraternity as a Pledge Class Participate!
!!!! Be Cool
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Vincennes University Alpha Chapter
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Ohio Northern University Zeta Chapter
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Auburn University Alpha-Delta Chapter
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Miami University (Ohio) Eta-Phi Chapter
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  • Colorado University
  • Zeta-Delta Chapter

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Indiana University Beta Chapter
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