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.

Why should I attend?

There are many important reasons: to elect the Grand Officers and the next International Sweetheart: to vote on General Fraternity policy; to represent your chapter before the entire Fraternity; to learn more about Sigma Chi; and to help influence the future of the Fraternity. Additionally, the event offers you the opportunity to enjoy a luncheon where we induct new members into the Order of Constantine, a banquet where we recognize the new class of Significant Sig Award winners, a reception and dance to celebrate the significant others and guests of Sigma Chis, as well as the to-be-introduced 2019 to 2021 International Sweetheart, and the inaugural Celebration of Giving back luncheon where we will recognize the donors and volunteers who have given back to the organizations. There is also a White Rose breakfast and outing for spouses, guests and children.

How much does it cost?

Prices for the 82nd Grand Chapter in Salt Lake City will be available in March. Please return in the spring for more information.

What should I wear?

Suggested attire for the welcome reception is business casual. All business sessions and daily lunches are also business casual. The sweetheart reception is a semi-formal event, so dress accordingly. The Significant Sig banquet requires formal attire.

What is the welcome reception?

Details about the welcome reception for the 82nd Grand Chapter in Salt Lake City will be available in March. Please return in the spring for more information.

What is the sweetheart reception?

Details about the sweetheart reception for the 82nd Grand Chapter in Salt Lake City will be available in March. Please return in the spring for more information.

What is the White Rose breakfast?

Details about the White Rose breakfast for the 82nd Grand Chapter in Salt Lake City will be available in March. Please return in the spring for more information.

What is the Celebration of Giving Back?

Sigma Chi would not be where it is today without the generous support of many individuals, whether they choose to give back through volunteerism or through donations that fund key programs. At this inaugural luncheon, the Foundation and Fraternity will honor those persons who have given selflessly. The buffet meal and program will highlight the winners of various Fraternity awards and key donors. Dress is business casual.

What is the Order of Constantine luncheon?

The Order of Constantine was created in 1948 to honor outstanding volunteers whose service would have made the Fraternity's seven Founders proud. Each year a new class is inducted into the Order of Constantine; this luncheon will honor those men. Watch their video acceptance speeches and be inspired by their words as they describe what leads them to give their time to Sigma Chi. This will be a great opportunity to help us recognize these men. Dress is business casual.

What is the Significant Sig Awards banquet?

The Significant Sig Awards banquet is a formal meal where the 2019 class of honorees is recognized. Significant Sigs are members whose professional accomplishments bring favor and distinction to the Fraternity; a new class is selected each year by a selection committee comprised of past Significant Sig winners. Attending the banquet is a perfect way to learn about the success of the honorees and how they have achieved it. Dress is formal. A dark-colored suit and tie is appropriate for men, tux is optional. Formal dress is suitable for women.