Throughout Sigma Chi, recruitment is a year-round process. Through this recruitment process, they seek the highest quality men on campus. As per the Jordan Statement, only the man who are of good character, fair ability, ambitious and congenial disposition will be admitted to the fraternity. Only gentlemen can become the member of Sigma Chi.
Steps To Join Sigma Chi
Pledging is the only way a potential new member can become a member of Sigma Chi. The procedure to pledge includes the rush period, the potential new member receives an invitation to pledge, and the final stage is installation. The steps to join are as follows:
A prospective pledge or a rushee attends the rush parties. During the parties, he meets other fraternity men. He makes an expression of interest by asking fraternity members questions about any aspect of the fraternity. By visiting various fraternities, the prospective member evaluates each and determines which one to join. On deciding to join Sigma Chi, he can express interest in the Sigma Chi fraternity.
After rush parties, the active members of the fraternity meet to hold a bid session. During this session, every member who has expressed interest in pledging Sigma Chi is discussed by the chapter. If a Sigma Chi chapter decides to offer a bid to the rushee, the rushee will receive an invite to pledge at the time as decided by Interfraternity Council.
Invitation to Pledge (Bid)
A bid is an invitation in writing to pledge to a fraternity. A prospective member becomes a pledge of Sigma Chi from the moment he chooses to accept the bid from Sigma Chi Fraternity. As a pledge, he also gets entitled to wear shirts etc., with the words “SIG” or “SIGMA CHI”.
After the close of the rush period, the pledge class is formally installed. After the installation ceremony, a man officially becomes a pledge of Sigma Chi.