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Congrats 2024 Grads!

Congratulations to our 22 graduating seniors and welcome to our newest Alumni. Than

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Chapter Eternal: Philip Robling Jr. ’80

We are saddened to report that Phil Robling ‘80 has passed away

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Spring ’24 Pledge Class Breaks Gamma Chi Record

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On April 13, Gamma Chi welcomed the largest single pledge class to be initiated in the 74-year history of our chapter, with 32 new initiates. Congratulations to our undergraduates, and to the following members of the Spring 2024 pledge class.

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Undergraduates Present $55,000 Check to Children’s National Hospital

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We presented a check to our Derby Days beneficiary, Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., for $55,000 in February. Consul, Ben Konop, and next year’s Derby Days Chair, Danny Russell, made the check presentation to show our gratitude.  The sisters of Tri Delta went above and beyond this year winning Derby

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Where in the World Are Sigma Chi Brothers

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Have you used our Gamma Chi Chapter directory lately? Our website has a full directory of our alumni – including the people who made your undergrad years so unforgettable. Take some time to reconnect. He

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The older we get, the more we need our friends—and the harder it is to keep them

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When you’re in middle age, you start to realize how very much you need your friends. After decades of relentless striving — kids, house, career, spouse — we find ourselves coming up for breath at some point in these middle decades. And what remains? With any luck

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Join Your Fellow Brothers on the Honor Roll

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We are halfway through the 2023–2024 giving year! Have you made your contribution?

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Chapter Eternal: Waldo Howard Burnside ’49

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Source Courtesy of Dignity Memorial Waldo Howard Burnside, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away pe

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Sigma Chi is Grateful for You

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We want to wish all our current Gamma Chi Chapter undergraduates as well as all of our alumni members a Happy Thanksgiving. The holiday season is always a time of reflection, celebration, memories and most importantly, gratitude.

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Join Giving Tuesday on November 28

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As the season of giving approaches, we would like to extend our heartfelt invitation to participate in Giving Tuesday, scheduled for November 28th. This special occasion provides an excellent opportunity for us to come together as members of the Gamma Chi Chapter of Sigma Chi and make a meaningful contributio

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Gamma Chi Chapter Held Semi-Annual Scholarship Dinner

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The Chapter held its semi-annual Scholarship Dinner on September 18, 2023. We recognized our members who received $12,000 worth of scholarships and cash awards from both our Gamma Chi Education Foundation and our International Sigma Chi Foundation. Our guest speaker in the photo below was Dr. Joseph Bailey, Associate De

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Derby Days October 16-20

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Derby Days ’23 is the week of Oct 16, benefiting Children’s National Hospital in D.C.. We are looking for corporate sponsors if your business markets to UMD faculty/staff and/or students or consumers in the DMV. We have raised over $50k for four of the past five years, excluding 2020 during the pandemic. Help us to continue

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Alumni Profiles: Submit Yours Today!

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Sigma Chi alumni, we want to hear from you!   As you know, our communications regularly feature alumni profiles from brothers across all decades. We love publi

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JP Bishop ’87: Life lessons and lifelong bonds

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Thinking back on his time at Maryland, JP Bishop '87 sums it up this way: “College is for a formal education. Sigma Chi is for life lessons.”  He remembers joining a house known around campus for “brotherhood an

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Back to school with Sigma Chi 

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With summer winding down, it means a new school year is right around the corner. Soon, another class of students will be back on campus and in town, ready to experience another great year at Maryland. Of course, students aren’t the only ones who will be back in town! What are some places around College Park that you c

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Matt Swope, son of Ross Swope ‘72, new Maryland Baseball Coach

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Matt Swope, the son of on of our alumni Ross Swope ‘72 was recently just announced the Head Coach for the Maryland Baseball team! Please click the link below to read the full story. Congratulation's to Matt!

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Bert Randall ’69 Looks to Sigma Chi Brothers for Help to Support Willie Arnold ’68

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Willie Arnold, a Gamma Chi Sig who pledged in 1963 and graduated in 1968 is in need of some help from his Gamma Chi Brothers. Last year, Willie's mobile home was destroyed by Hurricane Ian which ravaged through the Ft. Meyers area. He is living temporarily in a FEMA trailer and working, at the age of 80, six days a week in a physically

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Here’s how Sigma Chi impacted my life

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Sigma Chi is the place where we had a lot of firsts. It’s the place where we first ventured out of our hometowns, the first place we bonded to on campus, and the place where we first learned the true meaning of friendship and how to be real men. Read on to see what your brothers said on how Sigma Chi impacted their lives. “

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Mike Luzio ’98: Sigma Chi was the driving force

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Arriving in College Park as a freshman, Mike Luzio knew he wanted to be at a “big school” and figured the rest out from there. Thus began a life’s journey that has seen him give back continuously to his alma mater in various ways, up to and including serving as the University’s youngest trustee. Throu

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How a Fraternity Helped Smith Create a New Experiential Learning Class for Social Good

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Story and photos courtesy of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. For the first time, the Robert H. Smith School of Business has partnered with a Greek life fraternity at the University of Maryland to develop a new course where students work with real organizations to do social good. The education foundation

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