FAQ

What is Sigma Chi UBC?

  • We are the Delta Omicron Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, one of the largest Fraternities in the world with over 240 chapters representing more than 300,000+ members. Sigma Chi is recognized as one of the leading fraternities on UBC campus due to its philanthropic, community service and social initiatives. In addition, Delta Omicron is recognized internationally as an exemplary chapter that produces leaders with a strict work ethic and sound morals who are looking not only to better themselves but the community around them.

I’m interested in rushing a fraternity. How do I learn more?

  • To learn more about fraternities and Sigma Chi, please speak to our Recruitment Chairmen - Josh Sacks and Thabo Gapare. We also invite you to come out to First Rush and Second Rush in the coming fall term. For more information, click here.

Where is the Sigma Chi House?

  • The Sigma Chi 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 Greek Village.

What is Sigma Chi looking for in potential new members?

  • The standard with which the Fraternity started was declared by Founder Isaac M. Jordan to be that of admitting no man to membership in Sigma Chi who is not believed to be:

"A man of good character, a student of fair ability with ambitious purposes, a congenial disposition, possessed of good morals, having a high sense of honour and a deep sense of personal responsibility."

Sigma Chi is comprised of a diverse group of members committed to excellence in scholastics, athletics, campus involvement, and bettering the broader community. We value young men of different temperaments, talents, and convictions, and invite you to learn more about us and the Greek System at our next Rush event.

What is SIgma Chi involved in around campus and in the community?

  • The brothers of Sigma Chi UBC hold various positions in student government and are involved with prominent campus organizations such as the AMS, AUS, SUS and CUS. The brothers of Sigma Chi UBC can be found participating in a wide range of charitable causes ranging from PartyWell, Generoksity, our annual blood drive, as well as through other charitable events such as the Food Drive and Derby Days. The Sigma Chi Whalers Hockey team and Sigma Chi Eagles Soccer team are also respective Rec League champions.

What are the time commitments of a Fraternity?

  • Time commitments to the Fraternity are usually kept to a minimum, since we understand that as students, things such as academics and other priorities are of utmost importance. Time commitments usually are 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, Ty Burrell and countless others that can be seen on our 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, Academy, as well as an assortment of smaller events. As for philanthropy, our most notable event is the annual Derby Days fundraiser, which raises awareness and money for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.