This past Saturday was a great day for Sigma Pi Fraternity, particularly in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic parts of the country. In fact, Saturday was part of a much larger weekend of excellence for the fraternity in so many ways. Let’s dial it back to this past Thursday. On Thursday night, a group of young men who are interested in becoming members of Sigma Pi Fraternity met with their university’s Greek Advisor to lay out a path to starting a colony. Growth in the fraternity world is always an exciting accomplishment and speaking on behalf of Sigma Pi Fraternity in New Jersey, I know that we’re very excited about the possibility of having a chapter at Stockton University! Stockton is a growing, energetic campus and it is a place where Sigma Pi Fraternity needs to have a chapter. I’m thankful that these young men took the initiative to start something that will benefit not just themselves, but their campus and community as well.
The weekend continued on Friday afternoon when the Delta-Beta Chapter at Monmouth University welcomed back a recent alumnus to lead a discussion on recruitment. The talk lasted about half an hour and focused proven, successful strategies for recruitment at Monmouth University. Check out a picture of the young alumnus talking to the undergraduates of the chapter during the workshop below.
On Saturday, Sigma Pi celebrated the chartering of our newest chapter on the campus of St. John’s University in New York! The Iota-Tau Chapter chartered with more than 40 young men joining our brotherhood. These guys have spent the last few semesters working very hard to reach the pinnacle of the colonization process and this past Saturday, they achieved their goal. Take a look at the newest brothers of Sigma Pi Fraternity!
Just across the river from the chartering was the annual New Jersey Province’s Fall Semester Workshop. This workshop has grown in size over the years to a point where it now hosts hundreds of brothers each September. On Saturday, just over 200 Sigma Pi brothers (including some interest group members from Stockton) traveled to Seton Hall University for several hours of instruction and brotherhood. Here is a picture of some of the attendees at the workshop (more pictures are available on the Province Facebook page).
And on the other side of New Jersey’s other river (the Delaware River), the Mid-Atlantic Province Workshop was taking place at the University of Delaware. The workshop drew in 80 brothers from chapters including the host chapter at the University of Delaware, West Chester University, Ursinus College, and St. Joseph’s University. In addition, another 11 guys from the Stockton interest group made their way to the workshop, too. While I don’t have any pictures from the workshop, I’ll update this post as soon as they come in.
Then yesterday, the brothers of the Delta-Beta Chapter at Monmouth University held a suicide awareness event on the Great Lawn of Monmouth University. The event was held in collaboration with the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau and focused on spreading awareness about suicide and prevention. One of Sigma Pi Fraternity’s national philanthropies is the Sean Vernon Feliciano Amazing Day Foundation, which remembers the life of Sean Vernon Feliciano through education about suicide awareness and prevention. Here is a picture of a balloon release that took place on the Great Lawn during the event.
There was also a mini-reunion of some Delta-Beta alumni on Thursday night and nearly a dozen recruitment events around the New Jersey Province this weekend – and those are just the events that I know about! It was a great weekend for Sigma Pi Fraternity in New Jersey, the Mid-Atlantic, and New York City. In fact, Sigma Pi Fraternity needs more of these weekends, in more places, and much more often!