The Gift

Reflecting on the Privilege and Responsibility of Being a Sigma Chi

By Greg Beach ’79

In 1922 Scoutings founder, Lord Baden Powell of Gilwell, said:

"There is what is known as a ‘gift’ of some sort hidden away in almost every man. Why is it called a ‘gift’? Well, because it is a natural quality - a gift from God. That being so the possessor of it ought to make use of it - for God. He can do this by giving out again of that gift to others. Let him give of his talents for the benefit of others rather than of himself, and you will be doing God's work and will be finding what true happiness means.”

I am reminded from Baden Powell’s comments that, as Sigs, each of us is given unique gifts by our Creator to make this world better for our families, our schools, our state, our nation and our world. God has given each one of us a special gift that only truly manifests itself in service to others. Know that you make a difference and play an important role, and thank you for bringing your special gifts to the fraternity and to our world.

Give thanks, brothers, for our many different temperaments, talents and convictions. Help us to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Encourage our minds, embolden our hearts, and empower our spirits to be men who are worthy of wearing the White Cross of Sigma Chi.

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Core Values, Vision, and Mission

Core Values
Sigma Chi’s core values are Friendship, Justice and Learning. Our vision is to become the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization — aligned, focused and living our core values. Our mission is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community.

Vision
The fundamental purpose of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is the cultivation, maintenance and promotion of the core values of Friendship, Justice and Learning.

Mission
In the pursuit of these high ideals, the Sigma Chi Fraternity is able to offer tremendous value in augmenting the collegiate experience and supporting the lifelong journey of each of its members. We hope to assist brothers in becoming men of character, caring husbands, compassionate fathers and community leaders.