Eta Mu Chapter of Sigma Chi at Eastern Illinois - About

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Sigma Chi is the largest and one of the oldest college fraternities, a brotherhood with roots in the collegiate experience that engenders a lifelong commitment to strive to achieve true friendship, equal justice and the fulfillment of learning as part of our overall responsibilities to the broader communities in which we live. 

We achieve these ideals through the practice of character qualities embodied in our Ritual, and continuously reaffirm our purpose through the observance of Sigma Chi’s Governing Laws and through adherence to the decisions of our legislative assemblies, which empower and direct our leadership.

Here at Eastern Illinois University, the Eta Mu chapter has enjoyed success since 1971. We enjoy great competition in intramural sports, and have won it more times than any other fraternity since its inception. Another one of our major focuses is philanthropy. In our annual Derby Days, we usually raise more than $2,000 for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, which is the preeminent cancer research and treatment center in the world (and happens to be founded by fellow Sigma Chi Jon Huntsman, Sr.). Sigma Chi also has one, if not the most notable list of alumni including Mike Ditka, Brad Pitt, John Wayne, and David Letterman, and Drew Brees to name a few. In fact, the head coach of the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton, is a Sig from here at EIU. 

Aside from athletics, philanthropy, and alumni, what truly sets our fraternity apart is the brotherhood, which is unparalleled in any other fraternity. Sigma Chi is more than just a four year program that concludes with college graduation. The Sigma Chi experience is one of lifelong commitment to both the ideals and the brothers of the Fraternity.

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