About Beta Kappa Sigma Chi


History Of Sigma Chi

Sigma Chi is steeped in tradition.  Founded on June 28th, 1855 at Miami (Ohio) University, seven founders established our fraternity. The origins of Sigma Chi are based on a disagreement with their fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon, over an election in a literary society.  The founders felt DKE prioritized conformity and lacked respect for diverse viewpoints.  Seeking a brotherhood built on different principles, they founded Sigma Chi, emphasizing “friendship, justice, and learning”.


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Sigma Chi Ritual Created


Beta Kappa Chapter Founded


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Cultivating Leaders

Sigma Chi Leadership Institute

Sigma Chi has made significant investments in cultivating leadership training for the betterment of the fraternity and society.   The Sig­ma Chi Lead­er­ship Insti­tute (SCLI) is an accred­it­ed 501(c)(3) non-degree grant­i­ng learn­ing ser­vice provider. SCLI part­ners with Greek-let­ter orga­ni­za­tions and insti­tu­tions of high­er learn­ing to pro­vide lead­er­ship edu­ca­tion and devel­op­ment, which enhance the skills and knowl­edge of under­grad­u­ate stu­dents, fac­ul­ty and staff.    There are more than 60 programs available, including Effective Communication, Strategic Planning and Change Management,  Teamwork and Collaboration, Values-based Leadership, and Wellness.

Sigma Chi Philanthropy

Huntsman Cancer Institute

As a nationally recognized fraternity one of our principal endeavors and key cornerstones is our dedication and commitment to philanthropy. We are very proud of our official affiliation and partnership with the Huntsman Cancer Institute in the principal focus of our philanthropic efforts: the fight against cancer.

On April 12, 2013, Sigma Chi members presented the one-millionth dollar raised for cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute to Significant Sig and Order of Constantine Sig Jon Huntsman Sr., PENNSYLVANIA 1959. In December 2012, Sigma Chi designated the Huntsman Cancer Foundation as its sole preferred philanthropic partner.

Founded by Huntsman, the Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to finding the causes of cancer, developing new and better treatments, and preventing people from ever developing cancer. Huntsman founded HCI to focus on understanding cancer from its very beginnings and to translate this knowledge into safer and more effective treatments. HCI was chosen as Sigma Chi’s preferred philanthropic partner because many Sigs and their families have been directly affected by cancer, the second-leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, men have an approximate lifetime risk of 1 in every 2 men for developing cancer and women have have an approximate lifetime risk of 1 in every 3 women for cancer.

Beta Kappa Sigma Chi White Cross Foundation

Beta Kappa has established a 501c3 Foundation.  This foundation is aimed at providing academic and financial scholarships for active undergraduate members of the Beta Kappa Chapter, as well as raising capital for a new chapter house.  Please consider a donation today.