Sigma Chi Still Offers Some Of Lowest Dues Among Fraternities

Potential increase would put Fraternity in a tie for fifth least expensive
March 4, 2013

Should a vote be passed at 79th Grand Chapter in Washington, D.C., to raise Sigma Chi’s dues by $35 per undergraduate member, the Fraternity would still rank in a tie for the fifth least expensive fraternity in four-year total cost, according to reports filed to the Fraternity Executives Association (FEA).

Sigma Chi is considering raising its yearly Initiation fee to $200 from $175 per member and its pledge/association fee to $100 from $90 per member. That would make Sigma Chi’s total four-year cost per member $500, which, according to the FEA’s report, ranks in a tie for fifth least expensive among 43 fraternities.

“At $465, our membership cost for Initiation into Sigma Chi is one of the lowest in the Greek-letter world. We have maintained this level since 2005,” 67th Grand Consul and Order of Constantine Sig Dennis Santoli, CASE WESTERN 1967, wrote in his High Ambitions letter to the Fraternity’s membership on Feb. 20, 2013. “This $35 increase will provide additional funds to continue our support of undergraduate activities at a meaningful level.”

The FEA report states that of the 43 fraternities reporting their fees, 20 have four-year total costs between $600 and $699. Six have four-year total costs between $700 and $799; three have four-year total costs between $800 and $899; two between $900 and $999 and three above $1,000.

Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity reported the lowest four-year total cost of $50, while the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity reported a four-year total cost of $280. The Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Alpha Chi Rho National Fraternity were third and fourth, respectively, with totals of $330 and $360. Sigma Chi is tied for the fifth least expensive with Sigma Pi Fraternity International.

Anyone with questions regarding the potential dues increase can email them to headquarters@sigmachi.org.