Reflections on Eta Mu’s Modest Beginnings and Its Progress
Ron Hagenow ’72 has a distinction that very few Sigs can claim – as a Founding Father of the Sigma Chi chapter at Eastern Illinois. Playing an important role in the history of the school’s Greek Life, Ron came to college wanting to be a Sigma Chi, but knew that there was no chapter when he enrolled in 1968. He, and group of others, sought to change that.
“I actually first joined Lambda Sigma Chi in 1969—I was in their first pledge class and it was formed for the express purpose of becoming a Sigma Chi Chapter,” he explains. “I was then initiated when we got our charter in December of 1971, so I’m a founding father for the chapter."