Zeta Phi 10/50 Reunion
Spring 2018 signifies the 10-year mark since the Zeta Phi chapter of Sigma Chi was rechartered at New Mexico State University. 2018 will also mark the initial founding of the chapter during its original tenure 50 years ago.
In order to celebrate this important milestone, alumni from the Zeta Phi chapter are organizing a Zeta Phi 10/50 Reunion.
Dates: April 20-22, 2018
Location: Las Cruces, NM
The itinerary for the reunion weekend is still being finalized, and this event page will be updated with events when they are determined. Tentatively, we have a golf outing and Las Cruces bar hop planned for Friday, the 10/50 Reunion Banquet on Saturday, and an alumni brunch on Sunday. Events and dates/times are subject to change.
Be on the lookout for RSVP's. We are working on an all-inclusive registration package to cover the costs for the weekend. We will open registration once the price is set.
Join the Zeta Phi chapter
Sigma Chi is a selective men's organization that allows membership based on a process implemented at the undergraduate chapter level called "bidding." The heart of the process is an evaluation of a potential candidate by comparing him to Sigma Chi's minimum set of standards for membership, called The Jordan Standard.
If the Zeta Phi chapter determines that the potential candidate is a good fit for Sigma Chi, the candidate should decide if Sigma Chi is a good fit for him. The commitment to being a Sigma Chi is a lifelong obligation and is not one to be taken lightly. Therefore, potential members should feel encouraged and welcome to ask any questions they may have before making the decision to join.
After a "bid" has been offered by the chapter and accepted by the potential member, the process of pledging begins. "Pledging" quite literally means that the individual is making a promise to live up to the standards of Sigma Chi, and constitutes a trial period for the potential member to try Sigma Chi out before making the full commitment required of lifelong membership. Upon the completion of the pledging process, the potential member is initiated into Sigma Chi by partaking in the Fraternity's Ritual.
Requirements for membership
The health of an organization is determined by the quality of its members. Knowing this, it is helpful to keep in mind that there are two facets of requirements for becoming a Sigma Chi. Firstly, a potential member must possess the qualities and convictions set forth in The Jordan Standard, which ensures that men who are invited to pledge are worthy of membership. Secondly, potential members must meet the specifications laid out in the Fraternity’s Governing Laws.
Sigma Chi, like many organizations, employs a probationary period for its prospective members before their initiation into full membership. This period, called pledgeship, serves to educate a potential brother about the Fraternity before he decides to join. During pledgeship, men develop and enhance their interpersonal skills through involvement in all aspects of chapter life. They interact with other pledges, undergraduate and alumni members, and develop as leaders in the community. Sigma Chi enforces a strict no-hazing policy and cultivates an atmosphere that supports personal growth and leadership development.
Do you know a student who would make an excellent Sigma Chi? Recommend him by contacting the Zeta Phi Recruitment Chairman, Mason Quinones at firstname.lastname@example.org.