One of the classic lines of the Sigma Chi song A Howling Sigma Chi is “charge up drinks to soap and things”. This, of course, means buying alcohol. Most brothers engage in drinking alcohol during their college careers. So Sigma Chi, among other things, is steeped in a drinking tradition.
While drinking in and of itself is not a bad thing, too often young brothers engage in it too frequently and too much which wreaks havoc on their grades and the chapter house. For some, it means the end of their college career and, for others, their life.
House corporations manage chapter houses and related real estate. Part of that management role is being a landlord to active members that occupy the chapter house. This responsibility includes all the normal things landlords do like enforcing the terms of the rental agreement, collecting rents and maintaining the property. But there is one major fly in this landlord ointment which has profound effect on the success of the operation: the landlord doesn’t control the number or
Fall semester has barely started at Whatsamatta U and the house corporation board is already pulling its collective hair over activities at the chapter house.
The boys started the semester with a rousing party that gained the ire and attention of neighbors, police and university authorities. A window was mysteriously broken and, naturally, none of the residents have a clue who did it. A couch turned up missing and like the broken window, not a clue. In the immortal words of Yogi Berra, “It’s deja vu all over again.”
For most people, math is not a strong suit. Many even have trouble making change and balancing a bank account. And when it comes to geometry, algebra and calculus....forget it. But there are two basic math equations that speak volumes to how well or poorly House Corporations and Active Chapters work together: R-R=R and R+R=R.