Posted by : admin | On : February 6, 2013

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



Posted by : admin | On : September 29, 2012

Party at Chapter House!!!!!

260 E 15th Ave
7:00 PM 10/5/12
  • Full bar, with a bartender!
  • Fingerfoods, along with brats, hamburgers, etc.
  • Parking will be easy, park in the Chapter House lot.
  • Lots of storys about Sigma Chi

RSVP to dornfeld@prodigy.net if you will be attending.

We need to know how much food and beverages to order, so please hit “Reply” and let us know that you are planning on coming to the event. There will be Undergrad Brothers that will be assisting with parking if you need any assistance.

This will be a informal gathering with the Undergrads, do not miss this event!!  This will be a great time to see the Summer 2012 renovations.

RSVP to this email if you will be attending.



Posted by : admin | On : September 25, 2012

About the Summer 2012 renovations:

Thanks go out to Jim Smiley and James Howe for all the hard work on the major renovation project that was completed at 260 this past summer. In this email we will give you a quick run down and some photos.  We will be putting together a more comprehensive look and presentation at the Homecoming Event.

Over the course of 60 days, a devastating Derecho (which 260 survived) and one EXCESSIVE HEAT WAVE a very impressive, much needed upgrade was made to the Chapter House:

  • All original cast iron was removed from interior of house
  • All bathrooms were taken to studs and walls replace/rebuilt due to years of leaks. Updated finishes include corian counter tops and porcelain tile on floors & walls.
  • Built integrated dresser and closet system in all rooms.
  • All new light fixtures in rooms, kitchen, dining room and halls.
  • Painted all bedrooms and dining room.
  • Main sewer line into Summit St, back flow prevention valve, replaced sidewalk along Summit to 15th and entry sidewalk. Unexpected $28,000 !
  • Rebuilt the parking lot retaining wall and the drainage lines around the House, including the line under the volleyball court

Link to some great before and after shots


Needless to say, it was a busy summer at 260.  The total project cost is close to $150,000.  This could not have been completed without an extremely strong Undergraduate Chapter, who contributed over $10,000 to make this renovation a HUGE success.   Here is snapshot of the start of the amazing work.

New paint in basement
Summer2012 (45)

Summer2012 (54)

New marble and tile in Men’s rooms

Summer2012 (52)

2nd floor men’s room, ready for all new plumbing and new fixtures

Full gallery of all the renovations here

Links to video of the unexpected main sewer line upgrade
Another video of the situation here.



Posted by : admin | On : July 12, 2012



 Homecoming 2012–CANCELLED

Make Sigma Chi part of your Homecoming this fall!

When: Friday October 5, 2012

Where: Scioto Country Club 6:00-9:00 PM
2196 Riverside Drive, Columbus, OH 43221

Details: This will be a STAG event.  There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres.  The format will be a quick annual meeting, a presentation on the improvements at the Chapter House, followed by 50 year Sigs presentation.

If you cannot make the event, please join us immediately afterward at the Chapter house at 260 E 15th Ave to take a look at all the improvements.  The Undergraduate Brothers will be hosting an event for Alumni with adult beverages and finger foods.

Cost: $45 and must be paid by 9/21/12, please consider adding $25 extra to help sponsor an undergraduate member.

RSVP to Mark Dornfeld  at dornfeld@prodigy.net or via phone 614-654-4970.  Please send checks and make them payable to

“Alpha Gamma of Sigma Chi, Inc:
c/o Mark Dornfeld
13544 Church View Dr
Pickerington, OH 43147







Posted by : admin | On : January 23, 2012

Here is a long overdue update of what is going on with the Undergraduate Chapter.

ALUMNI EVENT w Grand Consul Dennis R. Santoli – 260 E 15th Ave.

SAVE THE DATE!!!!! Friday February 3rd, 2012 7-10 PM
Please RSVP to Tribune, Anders Miller ’14 at miller.5289@osu.edu

Chapter Adviser Jim Smiley and House Corporation President Dirk Greene will be stepping down from their positions at the end of this school year. We cannot thank them enough for the amazing effort these brothers have faithfully put into Alpha Gamma. We need alumni to step up and help fill these positions. Please get in touch with Dirk at 614-203-3266 or via email at Dirk.Greene@schottensteinpropertygroup.com




Posted by : nfisher2 | On : October 7, 2011

September 30, 2011

Brothers of Sigma Chi,

I am writing this letter on behalf of the undergraduate brothers at Gamma (OWU), Mu (Denison), and Alpha Gamma (OSU). These three central Ohio chapters have a history of success on their campuses and are noted for being leaders of the campus and especially the Greek community. As you know the goal of Sigma Chi is to be “the pre-eminent leadership development fraternity in the Greek world, living and practicing our values of friendship, justice and learning.

However, to maintain that goal and continue the positive direction of these chapters, we need your help!! In an effort to develop our future leaders and further the training of BLTW, the fraternity has initiated the creation of Alumni Advisory Boards for each chapter. We have undergrads that need your assistance, guidance and leadership experience. There are over 1300 Sigma Chi alums in Central Ohio that we need to reach that could benefit these chapters.

This is an appeal to the alums in Central Ohio, regardless of home chapter, to assist these three chapters. Ben Harris has been recently appointed Assistant Grand Praetor for Southern Ohio and desperately needs your help. We are seeking 5-7 alums for each chapter who are willing to provide about 5 hours a quarter to guide and mentor a chapter officer.

Anyone interested in more information or becoming involved with a house corporation are asked to contact the chapter advisor directly or Ben Harris. Enclosed are the contact numbers for the respective chapters.

Now is the time to give back and take the lead for the future of these chapters and our fraternity. We have a 156 year tradition of leadership development. Your time will be well spent and richly rewarded.

In Hoc,

Rich Hronek

Grand Trustee-Ohio



CC. Ben Harris, AGP, (310) 766-5494 ben.g.harris@gmail.com

Dan Sharpe, CA, OWU, (614) 619-2590 sharpe.dan@gmail.com

Jim Smiley, CA, OSU, (614) 889-0978 jsmiley@aol.com

Ryan Temby, CA, Denison, (614) 787-7988 sigmachialumni@yahoo.com

Scott Hettescheimer, GP, (513) 720-4400 scott@hettescheimerinsurance.com



Posted by : admin | On : June 1, 2011

 Thanks to the Undergraduate Brothers for putting together this newsletter for the Alumni.   Please take a minute to read this.  

Click on the link here: http://www.natefisher.net/AGEXsmall.pdf



Posted by : admin | On : July 27, 2010

Dear Alpha Gamma Alumni Brother {FIRST_NAME},

I hope this long overdue update finds you all well!

House Corporation would like to give you a quick “what’s happening” with the Chapter and itself.

* During the 2009-2010 school year the Chapter initiated 40 highly qualified young men pushing membership above 80 for the first time in many years.

* The Chapter will be delivering its first serious application for a Peterson Award since the early 1990’s.

* House Corporation continues its aggressive pay down of debt. Barring unforeseen repair/maintenance issues we anticipate reducing debt by some $40,000.00 during our upcoming fiscal year. Our goal is to be debt free by October, 2013.

* With the help of Jim Smiley (Chapter Advisor) and Tim Michael (Recruitment Advisor) we have initiated a mentoring program pairing the Chapter’s Executive Officers with distinguished alumni who wish to be involved with young brothers at a “one on one” level.

* House Corporation was able to budget for the purchase of a full compliment of tables and chairs for the Chapter. Consequently, they have brought back formal Monday night dinner, and were able to host their first Derby Darling Dinner in almost a decade.

* Our “Annual Giving Campaign” that started fall of 2009 raised almost $7,500.00 to tackle maintenance issues and summer projects on our beloved 55 year old chapter house. Matt Berry has graciously volunteered to organize and take the Annual Giving Campaign to the next level. Our goal is to raise $20,000.00 this school year.

House Corporation is constantly in need of additional volunteers so please consider getting involved with your Alpha Gamma Chapter that has continuously operated at OSU for the past 128 years.

Mark your callWe also encourage you to attend the 2010 Homecoming Dinner being held at either the Scioto Country Club or the new Student Union on Friday, October 22nd. Please take this opportunity to learn first hand what is going on and capitalize on sharing your experiences with our young brothers.

In Hoc!

Dirk Greene


Alpha Gamma of Sigma Chi, Inc.



Posted by : admin | On : November 24, 2009

Read all the info here:

Fall Newsletter and Upcoming Events



Posted by : admin | On : November 2, 2009


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