Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Convocation?

The 57th Biennial Convocation is an event that takes place every biennium (two years) where delegates from each Chapter, Alumni Club, as well as members from across the country come together to celebrate Sigma Pi. During this event delegates from each Chapter and Alumni Club will assemble and vote on changes to the organization, both virtually and in-person, as well as voting in the next Grand Council members. Attendees can also anticipate networking opportunities, exciting events, and chances to explore Indianapolis and its surrounding attractions!

Check out the recap from our 2022 Convocation below:

How Do I Register?
  • Click here to “Register Now
  • Login to MySigmaPi
  • Events section is located on the right-hand side of the page
  1. In the events menu you will see 2024 Biennial Convocation and a register now button
  2. Alternatively, on the left hand side of the screen under Communications, you will find the events section. You can select that option to arrive in the same location
  • Click the “Register Myself” button for the 2024 Biennial Convocation located at the top of the screen under “Upcoming Events”
  • Fill out all the required information within the event registration form
  • Click the complete registration button
  • Congratulations, you are now registered!
When Is the Event?

The 57th Biennial Convocation takes place from June 6th, 2024 through June 8th, 2024 in Indianapolis, IN.

What is the attire for Convocation?

Thursday: Casual (if possible: t-shirt or polo representing Sigma Pi Fraternity, your university, or your community; t-shirts should be clean and friendly)

Friday: Business (Button down shirts, khakis or dress pants, suit jacket or sports coat; tie optional)

Saturday: Casual (Polos representing Sigma Pi Fraternity, your university, or your community; khakis or dress pants)

Saturday Night Banquet: Business Formal (Formal Suit, Tie, and Button Down Shirt)

Where will the event take place?

Convocation will take place at the JW Marriott (10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204)

Who is expected to attend the event?

The attendance of the delegate of each chapter is required and alumni club delegates are highly encouraged to attend in order to cast their vote. Outside of delegates all members (alumni and undergraduate) are welcome to attend.

Are Spouse Outings Available at Convocation?

Yes! At the 57th Biennial Convocation, we are excited to offer an outing for spouses and partners. They can join us to watch the Indianapolis Indians, a minor league baseball team, at the Yuengling Landing Group area. This event is scheduled for Friday night at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased for $40 each as part of the event registration process. Additionally, Indianapolis boasts a vibrant atmosphere, with plenty of sightseeing options, local museums, and shopping areas near the JW Marriott Hotel to explore!

Will I need to bring a laptop or personal computer to this event?

Bringing a laptop or personal computer is not required but may alter the experience of attendees. Those uncomfortable conducting their voting via their phone should plan to bring a laptop or personal computer. Computers will be provided on site but can not be guaranteed for all participants

Will chapters who do not attend the event be penalized?

Yes, a fine will be assessed for Chapters who do not attend Convocation. It is also important to note, if you do not attend Convocation, you will be forfeiting your vote at the business sessions.

To underscore the significance of participation, The Grand Council has unanimously approved a non-attendance fee for Convocation. Moving forward, chapters who choose not to attend the 2024 Convocation will incur this fee. This fee will be calculated as either $1,000 or 5% of the chapter’s annual dues—whichever is greater.

Also, if you do register for the event and have to cancel your registration, there is a cancellation fee. 

Will attendance be taken at the event?

Yes, attendance will be tracked during this event. Attendees will have a QR code on their nametag (distributed by Sigma Pi at registration) that is scanned as members go in and out of each session they attend.

How do chapters select their delegate?

It is recommended that each Chapter provide in its local bylaws for the manner in which to elect or appoint its Convocation delegates. For those who have not predetermined this process in their own chapter documents, please reach out to Russell Kizior, Director of Events at

What happens if the chapter delegate is unable to attend the event?

Chapters who are unable to send their delegate will be expected to have an alternate delegate in place who will attend in the absence of the initial delegate (Please refer to previous question for process on identifying alternate delegate).

Can the chapter bring more members than the delegate and alternate delegate?

Absolutely! All members of Sigma Pi are welcome and encouraged to attend Convocation. Attendees do not have to be a delegate or alternate delegate to participate in the event.

How do I apply for awards?

The awards application is available on our Awards page with detailed breakdowns of what each award is. Learn more at

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