Statement Regarding Middle Tennessee State University

Theta-Omega Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International at Middle Tennessee State University has been suspended pending an investigation into a banner that was displayed outside of the chapter house at MTSU.

“Sigma Pi Fraternity condemns the use of sexist or demeaning banners anywhere in the community. It’s completely against the values of Sigma Pi Fraternity, and it will not be tolerated,” said Michael Ayalon, Executive Director. “Members are held accountable for compliance with Fraternity and University policies, FIPG guidelines, new member education policies, minimum standards on chapter membership, and adherence to the governing laws of the Fraternity. We are working closely with the administration at MTSU as we investigate the matter, and the students that are found responsible will face disciplinary action.”

Sigma Pi Fraternity was founded in 1897 at Vincennes University, in Vincennes, Ind. Our Executive Office is located in Lebanon, Tenn. The Fraternity is one of the top men’s collegiate organizations in North America, with more than 120 active chapters and colonies in the United States and Canada. With over 101,000 alumni and 5,100 undergraduates, our men strive for excellence by living our core values to promote fellowship, develop character and leadership, advance heightened moral awareness, enable academic achievement, and inspire service. Sigma Pi is the only Greek-letter organization with an international service program, The ACE Project, specifically designed to give back to our host institutions.