Recent News

Mar 8, 2020

Chapter Raises $109,981 for THON 20

The Actives were hard at work this year, working with Alpha Phi Sorority to raise a record amount. See the article from THON Chair Mike Wells.

Jan 28, 2020

Spring Semester and January Chapter Visit

By Jim Lundy We had a busy Winter Break - with lots of cleaning out of rooms and general cleaning of the house, supervised by House Manager Andy Gildersleeve - and our facilities manager Fratfix. I made a visit to the chapter the weekend of 1/17 and it went well. The house was very clean and as a reward for two brothers painting four bedrooms, we purchased a new 82” TV that has already been put to good use.

Jan 28, 2020

The 30th Annual Golf Weekend and Steak Bake is here - Bring a Friend

By Scott Fozard It is hard to believe that this year is the 30th anniversary of our esteemed Alumni Weekend - also referred to as the PSU Sigma Chi Golf Classic and Steak Bake. This year’s dates are June 5-7 and it is time to register and reserve your hotel room - see this link to register. Hotels are going fast but the good news is there are more hotels than ever in State College.

Jan 28, 2020

Alpha Chi turns 129 years Old in 2020

The year was 1891 - the very first year of Alpha Chi at Penn State. This is the year that Alpha Chi turns 129 years old. We are in the process of adding a new Alumni historian and want to capture as many memories as we can.

Dec 18, 2019

Preparing Alpha Chi for the Next Century

Our chapter has been at Penn State for 128 years and while Greek organizations are being challenged by University Administrators around the nation, Sigma Chi and Alpha Chi are preparing for the future. Click "Read More" for the full story.

Dec 18, 2019

A New Consul - Jonathan Shuste

Some of you may know Alumni Brother Bob Shuster ‘87, who was a great Consul in the 80s. Bob’s son Jonathan was just elected as the 122nd Consul of Alpha Chi. Click "Read More" for more details.

Dec 18, 2019

Consul’s Corner

My name is Jonathan Shuster and I’m currently a sophomore in the Smeal College of Business, intending to major in finance. I’m from Camp Hill, PA, just across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg. When my cousin (Andrew Dixon ’22) and I were initiated, we became the 12th and 13th of our family to join Sigma Chi and the 4th and 5th to join our Chapter. Click "Read More" for Jonathan's full story.

Sep 17, 2019

Alpha Chi Needs You!

Alpha Chi has shaped all of our lives in some way, whether it was getting our first taste of leadership, meeting our future spouses at a dance or where we first met our best friends. Click “Read More” to see how you can help out Alpha Chi.

Sep 17, 2019

From Strangers to Brothers

We want to hear your stories but more importantly, we hope that perhaps in thinking about the young men you once were and the bonds you made during your first year with Sigma Chi you might reach out to that one close friend and rekindle some of the connections you once had. Click "Read More" to find out

Aug 14, 2019

A New School Year with Alpha Chi

In just a few short weeks, we’ll be welcoming back current brothers and ushering in a new, exceptional class of active recruits. Let’s make this year the best year yet for the Alpha Chi chapter! (Or at least as good as YOUR active years – because we know those were pretty tough to beat!) Click “Read More” to find o

Aug 14, 2019

Do you realize you "own" 1/985 of an "investment" property at Penn State?

We at Sigma Chi should take great pride in the upkeep of our house since, after all, the physical structure of the house is a reflection of the character that lives within. But did you know that the house is ALSO a reflection of you, as a life long member? Click

Aug 14, 2019

Why American Universities Still Need Greek Life

These days, it’s not uncommon for people to question the value of Greek Life. But for the students who join, their membership comes with friendship, a community of support, and an unrivaled opportunity for both personal and professional growth — one that you simply cannot get inside the classroom. Click “Read More” to read about why universities still need Greek Life.

Jul 8, 2019

Why Would Anyone Volunteer to Oversee Our Fraternity?

Could Volunteering With Your Brothers Really Lead to a Longer Life? According to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, volunteering could be good for your health – particularly once you’re retired. Click "Read More" to read more interesting research on the benefits of brotherhood, and to see a list of our volunteer offi

Jun 19, 2019

Donors by Decade

We want to take a moment to thank our brothers on the all-time donor list for the annual fund. The all-time donor list includes any brother who has given back at some point since leaving campus. If you’re interested in how your decade has performed in all-time giving, here’s a breakdown:

May 16, 2019


The following assessment was developed from on-line sources and input from, and interviews with, individuals closely involved with Greek life at Penn State.

Mar 14, 2019

Remember your spring graduation?

Remember your spring graduation? With the return of spring also comes that rite of passage, graduation. We’ve all been there. It’s a time for looking forward, but also a time for looking back over our life-changing college years and the many influences that shaped us, including our fraternity experience.

Mar 14, 2019

Homecoming 100!

Homecoming 100! The next Homecoming Week at Penn State will be September 28 through October 5, 2019, according to the Penn State Homecoming Executive Committee. Watch a short video and remember why “WE ARE”

Mar 14, 2019

Blue-White Weekend 2019

Blue-White Weekend 2019 Saturday April 13th, the Blue & White tradition continues!

Mar 14, 2019

It’s March Madness!

It’s March Madness! We know you have stories to tell, so what are you waiting for? Many of the fondest memories of our college days were following

Mar 13, 2019

The 29th-Annual Sigma Chi Golf Classic

Join Alpha Chi for the 29th-annual Sigma Chi Golf Classic! Click HERE to register! Friday, June 7: Golf @ PSU White Course – Shotgun start promptly at Noon As in past years, the weekend will kick off with our traditional Friday event at the venerable White Course at Penn State. The Penn State Golf Courses practice facility will be open to attendees at 10:30 a.m. with range balls included. Lunch is included with this event and will start at 10:45 a.m. A selection of adult and alternative beverages (pending University approval) will be available on the course. The format remains the same, with an individual stroke play event and also a foursome event using the “yellow ball” between the foursome. We will recognize the individual Low Gross and Low Net and customary skills events for the day.