I am proud to say that we have initiated 3 very strong and quality men into our chapter. The spring pledge class consisted of mostly re-pledges due to low grades, and although 4 of the 7 pledges didn’t make grades, the 3 that did will be an amazing addition to our brotherhood. The house is now at 20 active members, and we are hoping to restore the house’s fullness with this Fall’s pledge class. Epsilon Pi has been cracking down on grades of both pledges and active members, raising the bar for higher academic success, in turn, the house’s numbers have taken a dip from the newly installed rules. But I am fully confident that our house will be back to full strength this year as we initiate more fine men into our house and more brothers have the opportunity to raise their grades. There has been much buzz about Sigma Chi among the incoming freshman, and I am excited to see the new young and talented men go through our house.
We will enter the spring semester with 8 pledges. Formal pinning will be this Thursday night at 9 p.m. Updates on nights will be given throughout their pledgeship.
We held ourselves and our pledges to higher standards this past semester, and it paid off as we initiated 11 great men into our chapter. Nine pledges were not invited or able to participated in I-week because they did not make our grade requirements. It was sad to see a pledge class of 20 drop to 11 guys, but the quality of men in this “Chaos,” class has the rest of the active members excited about the future. Our chapter is heading in the right direction. We are looking forward to finding another strong class of quality men this spring.
Tuesday: University Center event 5-7 and house tours
Wednesday: Sigma CHIli 6-8
Thursday: Pizza and poker 6-8
Friday: Alumni night at UC. Spruce A&B 6-9
As we embark on another year at Epsilon Pi Chapter here at the University of Northern Colorado we continue to strive towards the ideals of friendship, justice, and learning.
We are proud to say that the 2010-2011 did yield a Peterson Significant Chapter Award, and Michael Johnston did win the Rocky Mountain Province Award. Additionally we moved forward in improving our alumni relations: our second annual Alumni and Rush Day at the Rockies Game was successful, we had the first annual Alumni Poker Tournament in Denver-which raised money for ritual regalia, Sigma Chi Golf Tournament, and we had a strong presence at Brother’s Day. Our chapter won the UNC Philanthropy award for 2010-2011 while Derby Days, the Sigma Chi/Roma/The Mirror Frisbee Golf Tournament, and other service related projects gathered recognition in the community and the University. Derby Days was a tremendous success and raised $10,000.
The 2011-2012 should yield further successes. The chapter plans to increase our subpar grades with mandatory study table hours for actives and pledges, and make more of an effort to reach out to alumni for support. Currently rush is underway on campus, and the fall semester is beginning. Those that choose to pledge Sigma Chi and are deemed worthy of receiving a bid for pledgeship will be supported as much as possible by the chapter and the University. The pledge program is being adjusted a bit to assign big brothers during the third week of pledgeship instead of the fifth, and that will change in the spring as they will receive big brothers in the first week of pledging.
We look forward to your support. Please do stay connected via the webpage http://www.sigmachiunc.com, and forward that link to any brothers possible. We are building our data base of alumni which seems to have been lost since our 50th anniversary. Please email me at email@example.com with your name, email, address, phone number, and year of initiation to be included.
Some important dates to remember will be added soon.
Thank you for your support,