Congratulations on your admission to the University of British Columbia and your decision to go through recruitment, informally referred to as “rush”. During this process, you will have the ability to meet and become acquainted with members of all the different fraternities found at UBC. While doing so, take a moment to consider the ideals, personalities, and actions of the brothers of the fraternities you’re rushing. Find the one that most closely fits your own philosophy and style. Perhaps, Sigma Chi will be that fraternity. Although this process may seem intimidating at first, keep in mind that it serves as a great way for you to challenge yourself personally, academically, and socially, as well as add to your undergrad experience.
Through this process, you will hopefully establish life-long friendships and form a foundation of support for your next four years here at UBC.
Here at the Delta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Chi, we take pride in our longstanding tradition of value based recruitment, emphasizing the importance of diversity and brotherhood between our members. Our chapter focuses on recruiting the most outstanding leaders, scholars, athletes, and well rounded men in order to strengthen our chapter and further establish our reputation as one of the best fraternities on campus.
George De Rossi
4th year, Economics
Wilmington, North Carolina
4th year, Political Science
What is Rush?
Fraternity Recruitment or “Rush” is a time for undergraduates to evaluate the fraternities at their university. It’s an exciting and enjoyable Greek Tradition – you meet people, make friends, and generally have fun. While you’re having fun, take a moment to consider the ideals, personalities, and actions of the brothers of the fraternities you’re rushing. Find the one that most closely fits your own philosophy and style.
Why Sigma Chi?
Here at Sigma Chi we offer prospective members the chance to be part of one of the strongest, most renowned, and most prestigious international fraternities in the Greek world. Sigma Chi has initiated more than 250,000 brothers in its 155-year history – the second largest number of any Greek-letter organization.In fact, there are more than 149 alumni chapters worldwide to help facilitate the idea of unending brotherhood.
I am interested in Rushing. Do I have to commit myself to a fraternity to rush?
No. Rushing is a risk-free process that involves zero commitment to any fraternity. Rushing is about exploring different fraternities, meeting brothers, and learning about the values of each brotherhood to find which one is right for you.
I’m interested in Rushing Sigma Chi. Where do I learn more?
To learn more about Sigma Chi, take a look at our website, facebook page, and instagram. Additionally, please feel free to connect with our recruitment chairmen. We will host a variety of events during the summer and throughout September for all those interested in joining Sigma Chi - You can find the events and dates in the social calendar tab.
Where is the Sigma Chi House?
The Sigma Chi UBC House is located in the Greek Village at 2-2880 Wesbrook Mall, right across from the UBC Rugby Field and a short walk from the Thunderbird arena. We are the second house on the left when entering the Fraternity village from the Wesbrook Mall entrance.
What is Sigma Chi UBC looking for in potential new members?
The Delta Omicron chapter is composed of an extremely diverse group of members. Our brothers are everywhere around campus; from elected student leadership positions to varsity sports teams. Anyone that can actively contribute to the diversity and brotherhood of our fraternity can be considered a potential new member.
What is Sigma Chi UBC involved in around campus and in the community?
The brothers of Sigma Chi UBC hold various positions in student government organizations such as the AMS, AUS, SUS and CUS. Additioanlly, many are involved in prominent philanthropic and sport campus organizations, notably both the soccer and hockey team won their respective championships.
What are the time commitments of a Fraternity?
Time commitments to the Fraternity are usually kept to a minimum since we understand that academics are of utmost importance. Time commitments are usually limited to 5 hours per week.
Who are some of the notable Alumni of Sigma Chi?
Sigma Chi boasts thousands of notable alumni who carry on the traditions instilled upon them from their time at Sigma Chi. Some notable alumni include Brothers Brad Pitt, Drew Brees, David Letterman, John Wayne, Woody Harrelson, Luke Bryan, and Ty Burrell. Countless others can be found on our Notable Alumni page.
What are some of your biggest events?
At Sigma Chi UBC, we host a variety of social and philanthropic events throughout the duration of the school year. Some of our notable social events can be found on our events calendar, and include Toga, Eclipse, Small Rooms, and Academy.