The purpose of Sigma Chi is to promote
Sigma Chi's PurposeTaken From the 2007-2009 Edition of the Norman Shield
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.
Our brotherhood has its roots in the collegiate experience and engenders a lifelong commitment to strive to achieve true friendship, equal justice for all 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. We 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.
Each Sigma Chi completes a period of education devoted to understanding our unique history, traditions and practices, which culminates in an opportunity to accept a lifelong commitment to Sigma Chi and the achievement of our purpose.
Sigma Chi Fraternity best serves its purpose by developing, implementing and monitoring programs that foster leadership, build character and promote positive relationship skills which, in turn, enable our members to become productive and caring participants in their families, colleges and communities.
Sigma Chi’s leadership consists of elected or appointed volunteer members who are supported by professional personnel located at our International Headquarters. Together, they manage the Fraternity’s operations and oversee its programs.