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JULY 13, 14, AND 15, 2017

Sigma Pi University will take place July 13th through July 15th at Middle Tennessee State University. Sigma Pi Fraternity seeks highly-skilled, well-qualified individuals to present to both our undergraduate and alumni membership during Sigma Pi University. For more information, please click the button below.


Sigma Pi University: Tony Siress Career & Educational Institute is the Fraternity’s off-Convocation-year summer conference. The focus of Sigma Pi University is to provide personal and professional development to our membership. In the past, topics have included personal finances, men’s health, and career development skills. This year’s topics, to be announced shortly, will be similar in scope and depth.

Each chapter is encouraged to send multiple attendees to SPU for personal and professional development. Alumni are welcome to attend as well. There is no formal application process to attend; each chapter may send current and future leaders, and any member who wants to continue their quest for excellence through personal and professional development.

The inaugural M. Atlee Ermold Ritual Institute will take place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, prior to Sigma Pi University. This event will provide attendees with knowledge of the application, history, and use of our Ritual in daily life and chapter settings. This program is open to all initiated brothers.

Both institutes will take place at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Sigma Pi University concludes on Saturday, July 15, while the M. Atlee Ermold Institute is a one day session. For more information, and to begin your registration, click the button below.

The international bylaws state (Bylaw 12 Section 12) that each chapter is required to send at least one participant to Sigma Pi University. There is a chapter fine assessed for chapters that fail to send a participant.


The registration for those only attending Sigma Pi University is $200.

The registration for those only attending the M. Atlee Ermold Ritual Institute is $50. This does NOT include lodging.

The cost for members to attend both Sigma Pi University and M. Atlee Ermold Ritual Institute is $250.

Your registration includes programming, three nights of accommodation in a residence hall shared with another conference attendee, as well as three meals per day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Travel to and from Murfreesboro, TN is not included in the registration fee. Chapters are responsible for covering the entire cost of registration as well as travel for their selected participant.


Registration will remain open until Thursday, June 29th, 2017.


The registration fee includes stay in an MTSU residence hall with another conference attendee. However, if you choose not to utilize this option, you must book your hotel on your own, but please inform Jen Wyatt at the Executive Office by email at that you are not using the residence hall space.

Hotels that offer MTSU-associated discounts include:

Double Tree by Hilton
1850 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-895-5555 *ask for Sigma Pi conference rate

Holiday Inn Express (BOOKING LINK)
165 Chaffin Place
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Hampton Inn & Suites
325 N. Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Fairfield Inn & Suites
175 Chaffin Place
Murfreesboro, TN 37129


Participants will be able to drive or fly to Sigma Pi University. Those flying should plan to fly into Nashville International Airport (BNA). From the airport, travel to Middle Tennessee State University at 1301 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37132. You may utilize Lyft, Uber, or a taxi service. Estimated costs for Uber and Lyft are approximately $40 one-way.


SPU is a drug and alcohol free educational program and environment. All participants, regardless of age, are not to bring or use alcohol or drugs during the institute. There are no exceptions. Violation of this policy results in expulsion from the conference at one’s own expense.


If you need to make changes or corrections, you will need to contact Jen Wyatt at the Executive Office (615) 921-2300.

  • Registration packages may be cancelled with a partial refund according to the following schedule:
  • Cancellation BEFORE June 18, 2016: Refund issued, less $50.00 administrative fee.
  • Cancellation AFTER July 2, 2016: Refund issued, less $100.00 administrative fee.
  • Cancellation AFTER July 9, 2016: NO refund issued.
  • Failure to attend WITHOUT cancellation: No refund issued.


Registration for attendees is completed through mySigmaPi, just click the button below.

Once the chapter member has completed registration, participants will receive a detailed email covering expectations, preparation, travel and packing for the conference.

Participants that have registered are encouraged to tweet about the conference using #SPU2017



Tentative topics that will be covered include:

  • Facilitating large and small group learning
  • “My Credit? And Why do I care about that?”
  • “When meetings just aren’t good enough”
  • “How to save a million dollars”
  • “Personal Finance”
  • “Active vs. Brother: Chapter Roles and Responsibilities”
  • “Using technology to prepare for life after graduation – ePorfolios”
  • “Going beyond budgeting: How to develop your personal finance strategy after graduation”
  • “What Happens on Campus, Stays on Social Media”

SPU also provides a venue for the informal exchange of successful ideas and activities among the conference attendees. More topics to be added prior to the conference.


Tentative Conference Schedule:

July 12, 2017 9am-5pm Ritual Workshop
July 13, 2017 12-5pm Registration
6-10pm Opening Speakers
Grand Council
July 14, 2017 7-8am Breakfast
9am-12pm Sessions (50 minutes each)
12-1pm Lunch
1-5pm Sessions (50 minutes each)
5-6pm Dinner
7-10pm Evening Activities
July 15, 2017 7-8am Breakfast
9am-12pm Sessions (50 minutes each)
12-1pm Lunch
1-4pm Sessions (50 minutes each)
4-5:30pm Closing Speaker
Grand Council


If you need documentation to present to your university on the scope of the conference, please utilize this document