Dear Sigma Chi Alums,
Over the past year, it has become evident that the engagement and involvement of alums has never been more critical. When we became members of the Fraternity we took on an obligation that was of lifelong duration. The participation as members of advisory boards, house corporations or alumni chapters is an opportunity to develop the leaders of the future. There is an urgent need throughout the Fraternity and especially here in Ohio for alums to provide guidance and develop the leadership skills of our undergraduate brothers.
The actions of brothers at several universities, has lead to serious disciplinary actions including revocation of charters. These situations could have been prevented if there had been effective and engaged leadership and monitoring of the activities and operations of these chapters. There is solid evidence which supports the success of chapters with active alumni advisory boards, house corporations and alumni chapter interactions with the local chapters.
Sigma Chi is not only a lifelong opportunity but a commitment to the betterment of the chapters and the General Fraternity by practicing the values and living the ritual.
During State Day on February 16, 2012, there will be a breakout session, especially for alums sharing information for alumni chapters, house corporations and advisory boards. The focus is to share information to increase involvement through new opportunities from the Fraternity including BLTW, HCOTS, Journey, Choices, and Mission 365.
As an officer of an alumni group, I invite you to extend this invitation to your members to extend the opportunity to meet with alums from around the state to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood with our undergraduate brothers.
State Day will be held at Ohio State on Saturday, February 16, 2012 from 9:00 – 6:00 in the Caniff Room of the Ohio Union. We hope you can join and bring a team.
Rich Hronek, Grand Trustee