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Jon Kasper '97— posted May 2013

90sI joined because I knew some of the brothers from high school. They made me feel welcome. Learning about the history of Sigma Chi and the Beta Delta chapter during pledge ship helped bring it all together. I identified strongly with the values of the Jordan Standard. Ideals such as

friendship, justice and learning, as well as the values of a man expressed in the Jordan Standard - well, we should all strive to achieve those. If we all had good character, possessed good morals, displayed honor and personal responsibility, and were congenial, the world would be a much better place.

The benefits of being in a fraternity are just the overall camaraderie and friendships developed during those times, friendships that remain strong today. You laugh, you cry, you sing, you play with your brothers. Seeing my little brother become a Sigma Chi was probably the fondest memory. I strongly believe it enhances the college experience.

Our house had an diverse group – men from Georgia, California, Tennessee, the East Coast, Minnesota, as well as Montana. We came from different religions, different backgrounds. You learn tolerance and an appreciation for life other than the way you've experienced it . A brother develops a lifelong bond with the other men. I also strongly believes it connects you to the University, gives you more pride, not only in your house, but in your institution. I know that my experience in Sigma Chi made me a better man and a stronger person.
I'm currently in my eighth year as the Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations at the Big Sky Conference in Ogden, Utah. My wife, Mackenzie, and I have a 3-year-old daughter Catherine. I always enjoy connecting with my Beta Delta brothers.

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