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Sigma Chi is a selective men’s organization that allows membership based on a process implemented at the undergraduate chapter level called “bidding.” The process varies widely on each campus and with each chapter, but at the heart of the process is an evaluation of a potential candidate by comparing him to Sigma Chi’s minimum set of standards for membership, called The Jordan Standard.

If the chapter determines that the potential candidate is a good fit for Sigma Chi, the candidate should decide if Sigma Chi is a good fit for him. The commitment to being a Sigma Chi is a lifelong obligation and is not one to be taken lightly. Therefore, potential members should feel encouraged and welcome to ask any questions they may have before making the decision to join. 

After a “bid” has been offered by the chapter and accepted by the potential member, the process of pledging begins. “Pledging” quite literally means that the individual is making a promise to live up to the standards of Sigma Chi, and constitutes a trial period for the potential member to try Sigma Chi out before making the full commitment required of lifelong membership. Upon the completion of the 8 week pledging process, the potential member is initiated into Sigma Chi by partaking in the Fraternity’s Ritual.


During recruitment, you will have the opportunity to meet the brothers of our fraternity and gain a better understanding of what it means to be a Sigma Chi. We hold various fun events at the beginning of every semester to recruit and evaluate potential members by the Jordan Standard, created by Sigma Chi founder Isaac M Jordan (see below). Our recruitment events are casual and we encourage anyone to attend who is interested in joining our fraternity, wants to learn more about our brothers, or is simply looking for something fun to do and make new friends.


If you are interested in attending a recruitment event, please contact our Recruitment Chairman.

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