Recent News

May 20, 2021

Don’t Miss this Year’s Honor Roll: Last Chance to Add Your Name

If there was ever a time that Sigma Chi could benefit from your support and a strong show of alumni giving, it’s now. Our giving year began in October 2020 and will be closing soon. Click “Read More” to learn why it’s important to contribute this year.

May 20, 2021

Chapter Eternal: Thomas E. Nally '56

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Thomas E. Nally '56 into Chapter Eternal. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Thomas' family, friends, and loved ones. To view Thomas' obituary, click "Read More."

May 18, 2021

Alumni Update: Michael Keller '66

"I’m enjoying retirement. Looking forward to playing golf this summer." Thanks to Michael Keller '66 for writing to us and giving us a life update!  To view the entire update, click "Read More."

Mar 25, 2021

Purchase Your Brick and Leave Your Legacy

The Paving the Way Campaign is off to a fast start. Donations are coming in as brothers rally their pledge class to get to 100% participation and earn the coveted free Class Brick. It has gotten competitive very quickly, click "READ MORE" to see which decade is in the lead and learn how you can purchase your own brick.

Mar 25, 2021

Vaccine Success Makes for a Promising June Alumni Weekend

The global pandemic is winding down, due in large part to the massive vaccination program that is underway. With this success, we are hopeful to keep our Alumni Weekend set in June. Click "READ MORE" to keep up to date on Golf Weekend 2021 planning!

Mar 18, 2021

Paving the Way for Alpha Chi

On May 27, 2021, Alpha Chi will celebrate 130 continuous years at Penn State. Over that span of time, the Chapter initiated 1,972 brothers who have gone on to contribute to the Commonwealth and our Country. Lifelong friendships and leaders in all walks of life have emerged from the halls of the Alpha Chi Chapter. To commemorate these events and advance Alpha Chi’s future, your Alumni Association is launching the “Paving the Way for Alpha Chi” campaign.

Mar 17, 2021

Donors by Decade

Thank you to each alumni brother who continues to support Sigma Chi! We have created a decade-by-decade breakdown of all-time donors, and of the current giving year. The all-time donor chart includes any brother who has given back at some point since leaving campus. To see which decade is leading the pack in donations, click “READ MORE.”

Mar 17, 2021

Fun Facts About Sigma Chi

Every fraternity thinks they have the best; the best Intramural sports team, the best-looking group of guys, the best leaders, and now, as alumni, the best stories to share. What are some fun facts you remember about Sigma Chi? Click “READ MORE” for some fun facts you may have forgotten, or didn’t even know, and learn how to submit your own

Jan 25, 2021

September Work Weekend

Thanks to these alums for coming back to help fix up the house and keep it in tip-top shape! We are having another work weekend January 8-10, and if you want to participate email us at

Jan 25, 2021

Penn State Sig in the ’60s: Robert "Bear" Ianarelli Talks Funny Nicknames, The Miami Triad, and Lifelong Friendships

Thanks to Robert "Bear" Ianarelli '67 (with input from Lou "Foot" Simone '67 and Jim "Rat" Raphalean '67) for writing in with this incredible account of Alpha Chi in the ’60s. “We made friendships that exist to this day and will continue to exist until we all enter the chapter eternal...” Click “Read More” to learn all about Bear and the “Fearsome Foursome.”

Nov 20, 2020

New Boiler Installed at Chapter House

Nov 20, 2020

Checking Off Summer House Projects

Nov 20, 2020

A Dedicated House Corp Board

Nov 20, 2020

Chapter House Will Be Closed for Spring Semester

Nov 20, 2020

Save the Date: 2021 Sigma Chi Golf Classic

Nov 20, 2020

Sigma Chi Needs Your Support!

Oct 9, 2020

Sigma Chi at Penn State Through the Decades!

We are all part of Alpha Chi, but our time in the house was heavily influenced by the culture and music of our era, making our experiences uniquely our own! Click “Read More” to see videos, music and more from your decade at Penn State. Find your decade and take a walk down memory lane! 

Sep 29, 2020

Alumni Updates

Thanks to these brothers for responding to our recent alumni email survey! If you’d like to submit an update of your own for publication in an upcoming e-letter or a future edition of our alumni newsletter, email us your updates and photos at Click “Read More” to read your brothers updates!

Sep 16, 2020

The Vital Stats of Alpha Chi 

A healthy Fraternity is a living thing. It requires maintenance, care, and supervision. You are a member and an owner!  To perpetuate our chapter and keep it strong, we as volunteers keep a close eye on the “beating heart” of our chapter, the Brothers and key statistics. Click "Read More" to see our flash report on Alpha Chi’s Vital Stats. 

Aug 28, 2020

Help us Find Missing Brothers

As Penn State continues to issue announcements about fall semester in the face of COVID-19, we need our Alumni to remain informed and involved. You can help our Brotherhood stay strong and connected by providing missing contact information for members of Alpha Chi. Click “Read More” to see if a Brother you know is on our lost list.

Aug 28, 2020

Remembering Traditions

Current Nittany Lions may miss out on many of the things we loved about our Penn State experience. But in the midst of these unfortunate cancellations, we suggest looking back on better days. In remembering our traditions, we reassure ourselves that someday they will return, for us and future generations of Nittany Lions to enjoy. Click "Read More" for a look back on our traditions.

Jul 22, 2020

Photo Flashback - Re-Visiting 2004 Alpha Chi 

This month we are taking the photo time machine back to 2004 at Penn State. Who was around in 2004? What were you doing? Click “Read More” to see the photo, and to learn how you can share photos with your brothers. 

Jul 22, 2020

Why Alpha Chi?

We all know the impact Greek life has—we lived it. ‘Social fraternity’ might give a superficial impression of our Greek experience. But research shows that friendships are the key to happiness. Click “Read More” to read quotes from Alpha Chi brothers about why Greek life is vital to higher education. 

Jun 24, 2020

2020 Sigma Chi Golf Classic Photos