About Grand Chapter

What is Grand Chapter?

Grand Chapter is the supreme legislative body of the Fraternity and convenes every two years. It is composed of one delegate from each undergraduate and alumni chapter, the Grand Consul and the past Grand Consuls. The Grand Chapter has the power to alter or amend the Constitution, Statutes, and Executive Committee Regulations, and to enact, subject to the Governing Laws, any legislation to promote the general welfare of the Fraternity.

Who should attend Grand Chapter?

All Sigma Chis and their families are invited to attend Grand Chapter. However, only one certified delegate from each undergraduate and alumni chapter is eligible to vote. Remember, undergraduate chapters have paid the registration costs for one delegate through their annual fees. Therefore, each undergraduate chapter should send one voting delegate.

What should I wear?

Suggested attire for the welcome reception is business casual. All business sessions and daily lunches are also business casual. Attire for the Sweetheart Reception is business casual. Please note the venue for the sweetheart reception is primarily outside, but indoor spaces are available as well. The outdoor spaces are well protected from the sun. The Saturday banquet requires formal evening attire.

What is the Sweetheart Reception?

The International Sweetheart of Sigma Chi has held a distinguished role in our organization since Barbara Tanner was first crowned in 1948 by Significant Sig John Wayne, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1929. Since then, an International Sweetheart has been chosen once every two years at Grand Chapter.

Each young woman has represented the ideals of the White Cross and lived Sigma Chi's core values of Friendship, Justice and Learning while making her own personal contributions to the Fraternity. Long after her official term is over, the International Sweetheart maintains a special place in the Fraternity.

The 2019 to 2021 International Sweetheart will be announced and honored at the 82nd Grand Chapter Sweetheart Reception.