Alumni & Communications At Work

It’s been just over  a month since I stepped into The Mitchell House to begin my new role as your Alumni Services & Communications Consultant for Sigma Pi. My focus since then is to simplify all streams of communications between you, the alumni, and your Executive Office. Since, we’ve introduced this very website, The Emerald Online. […]

Proudly Introducing The Online Store of Sigma Pi Fraternity

Sigma Pi Fraternity, International is proud to announce that our licensed vendor, Advanced-Online, has worked diligently the past several months to get the The Online Store of Sigma Pi (SigmaPiStore.com) ready for you on Founders’ Day. Advanced-Online produces and ships all of SigmaPiStore.com products. The Sigma Pi Executive Office works in conjunction with Advanced-Online to determine […]

118 Years of Excellence

Our Fraternity is the premier men’s social and personal development fraternity in North America. Sigma Pi men embark on a quest to enrich their lives the moment they take oath to join our ranks, and first clasp on the golden greek cross over their heart. The brotherhood that four ambitious men dreamed of in 1897 is a […]

In Praise of Frat Life on Campus

Editors Note:This article originally appeared on the Newsweek website on February 9, 2015. In his February 4 piece, “The Fraternity No Longer Belongs on the American College Campus,” Alexander Nazaryan recklessly capitalizes on overblown, negative stereotypes of fraternities to imply that Greek life is the catalyst for all the troubles facing campus life today. The author couldn’t […]

The Emerald Online, A New Take On Fraternal Communications

“We’re changing the world with technology.” – Bill Gates In 2015, that statement couldn’t be any more true. With the constant advancement of technology and the internet, communication has simplified. Today, The Emerald Online embraces the technological revolution, and enters 2015. With the implementation and development of theemerald.org, nearly every Sigma Pi member in the world […]

5 Minutes With: Joe Palazzolo – Alumni Volunteer

In this piece, I provide my two golden rules of alumni volunteering as well as some thoughts around each of those rules. The ideas below are not just applicable to Sigma Pi Fraternity, they are also applicable to any organization where there is a mentor/mentee relationship between individuals or groups. In May 2003, I graduated […]

In Memoriam: HGS James L. Hills

Brother James L. Hills (AC, Maryland ’54) was fondly referred to as one of the “grand old men of Sigma Pi.” Jim served as the second Executive Secretary of Sigma Pi Fraternity from July, 1963 to August, 1971. In the summer of 1963, the fraternity moved its headquarters from Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Shadowwood Memorial Headquarters, near Vincennes, Indiana. Judge […]

50 years of Brotherhood

These brothers haven’t stopped since their college days. They’ve gotten together every year for over half a century to celebrate their friendship and brotherhood. Nowadays, it is a year-end, black-tie, formal-only gala in commemoration of Orchid Ball memories as undergraduates. How did this 50-year affair begin? After brother and professional dancer Bobby Burgess (BO, Cal State-Long Beach ‘63) – of […]

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