Sigma Chi International Fraternity Suspends Westminster College Chapter and Expels Members

News Release—For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Evanston, Ill.

As Sigma Chi International Fraternity was in the process of finalizing its investigation into its chapter at Westminster College, the Fraternity became aware of multiple violations by chapter members of Sigma Chi’s Statement on Human Decency and Dignity. The Fraternity’s executive committee voted immediately to suspend the chapter indefinitely — it will not be reopening the chapter in the foreseeable future — and to expel the individuals involved.

“We have been working very closely with the administrators from Westminster College and we mutually agreed that both institutions do not stand for this type of behavior. When members do not align to our ideals and values we have no choice but to take swift and decisive action and close the operations. Additionally, individuals who were found to be guilty of initiating such behavior are being expelled from the Fraternity,” says 68th Grand Consul (International President) Michael Greenberg, ILLINOIS WESLEYAN 1982. “We have a values system that is centered on character development and gentlemanly conduct. Members who claim they will follow those principles and then choose to violate them will be held accountable for their violations of personal integrity and ethical conduct.” 

 

Sigma Chi is one of the largest collegiate fraternities with undergraduate chapters at 241 universities and colleges and more than 240,000 alumni members. Sigma Chi provides a welcoming environment for young men of different temperaments, talents and convictions to enjoy a unique lifelong bond that extends far beyond college. Through world-class leadership training, extensive mentoring programs, and a strong focus on academic achievement, Sigma Chi sets itself apart as the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization, challenging its members to live by its core values and exemplify character-in-action™ in every aspect of their lives, and the lives of others.

 

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