Academic Requirements

BYLAW 19 – Scholarship and Standards

Section 1. Each Chapter and Colony of the Fraternity shall be subject to the following standards of Academic Excellence. The Grand Chapter, seeing that the following standards are a minimum, encourages each Chapter and Colony to set local standards higher than that of its host institution and the Grand Chapter. 

          (a) All potential new members must meet a GPA requirement equal to or greater than the academic standard for new members set by the North-American Interfraternity Conference, and published by the Executive Office for the benefit of the Grand Chapter, and the Chapter’s host institution in order to become a Pledge.

          (b) All Pledges must meet a GPA requirement equal to or greater than the academic standard for potential new members set by the North-American Interfraternity Conference, and published by the Executive Office for the benefit of the Grand Chapter, and the Chapter’s host institution prior to initiation.

          (c) Each Chapter and Colony of the Fraternity will maintain a cumulative GPA equal to or greater than the academic standard for Chapters set by the North-American Interfraternity Conference, and published by the Executive Office for the benefit of the Grand Chapter, and the Chapter’s host institution.

          (d) Every member will maintain a cumulative GPA equal to or above the all-men’s average at the Chapter’s host institution, with the minimum GPA required being a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Financial Requirements

Individual Member Expenses:

New Member Fee ($150 One Time): The $150 new member fee includes a copy of the Sigma Pi Manual, a new member pin, one year coverage under the fraternity’s liability insurance and eligibility for academic and leadership scholarships from the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation.

Initiation Fee ($350 One Time): The $350 initiation fee is a lifetime membership and includes a membership ID card, a member certificate, a member active badge, and full active benefits all throughout North America.

Chapter Expenses:

Convocation Dues ($500): Each chapter pays $500 by December 1 and April 1 every year. Colonies do not have to pay Convocation Dues. This goes directly towards keeping costs low for the Sigma Pi Convocation (held bi-annually in even years).

Semi-Annual Dues: Sigma Pi requires semi-annual dues from each chapter.  These dues are equal to two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per chapter and Sixty dollars ($60.00) per active member.

Insurance: Per Bylaw 5, Section 6, each Chapter shall pay the estimated insurance premium, per active member, payable October 1st of each calendar year.

SPEF Contribution: $5 per member will be billed annually in the Fall as a contribution to the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation, which assists in funding educational and leadership programming, as well as scholarships for individual members.

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