History of Sigma Chi

and Founding of the

Zeta Xi Chapter at CSUN

What is Sigma Chi?

Founded in 1855 at Old Miami University, Ohio, Sigma Chi is a social fraternity  born with three cultivating principles and aims believed to exemplify the ideal fraternity man. Therefore, the fundamental purpose of this fraternity shall be to cultivate and maintain the high ideals of Friendship, Justice, and Learning within our membership. With over 300,000 initiated undergraduate members and over 240 active chapters in North America, Sigma Chi is the largest and most successful fraternity to this day. Newsweek also ranked Sigma Chi to be the Top Fraternity in America. Sigma Chi will be the best decision you make in college.

The Zeta Xi Chapter

In the 1960's, there was a local fraternity under the name of Beta Sigma Pi. Beta Sigma Pi knew the ideals and values of Sigma Chi and loved and admired everything they stood for. So, the brothers of Beta Sigma Pi applied for a charter in order to change their local fraternity into nationally recognized fraternity, and two years later... The Zeta Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi was founded on April 3, 1966. Notable names such as Mike Traxler, John Glynn, Ross Figgins, and our first consul, Jim Hoxworth made this all possible for us.

Today, the brothers of Sigma Chi here at CSUN still remain ambitious and strive ever to conform to that standard of manhood which is noblest and best. Sigma Chi believes its members should possess different temperaments, talents, and convictions, as did our founders.  Even though our members share a common belief in an ideal, we have trust in the idea that "genuine friendship can be maintained without surrendering the principle of individuality or sacrificing one's personal judgement." Through these beliefs, we continue to leave a legacy to lead through our successors. Through our participation in campus activities, philanthropy, and social involvement, Sigma Chi has been ranked top fraternity by the "Daily Sundial" four years running.




"The memories formed in Sigma Chi will last a lifetime."