What will I get out of Greek life that I would not get out of any other college organization?
College is one of the major life changes that you will go through. Joining a fraternity will help make the transition easier. The fraternity experience is multifaceted and offers numerous opportunities for personal growth. Developing life-long friendships with members in the chapter helps make the campus smaller. In addition to the brotherhood, every chapter is dedicated to enhancing leadership, scholarship, philanthropy/service, and financial responsibility through various programs and opportunities. It will be up to you to determine the level of involvement you want to have in the organization and what kind of experience it will be.
How will joining Sigma Pi benefit me after college?
Many of the friendships you make through Sigma Pi last a lifetime. Our chapter at Missouri S&T has developed a national network for their members to use for securing jobs and advancing their careers. Membership is a life-long experience that the member and the fraternity enjoy together. Joining is an investment in your future as you reap the benefits now and for a lifetime. Wherever a member ends up after college, chances are he will be able to find other members from the Missouri S&T Sigma Pi community nearby.
Will my academics be compromised if I join a fraternity?
Students often find managing their time difficult when moving from the highly-structured high school environment to the freedom of college life. Greek membership assists in that transition by offering scholarship programs that may include study partners, mandatory study hours, and time management workshops. You can also access the network of chapter members who already know how to use campus resources like the library, study skills center, computer labs, and academic advisors. Nothing, however, can take the place of a disciplined and academically-focused student to ensure success at Missouri S&T. Thanks in part to the chapter’s academic goals and these programs, the average GPA among Greek members has been consistently higher than the all-university student’s GPA.
How much time does the fraternity take up?
The first semester is the most time intensive as the new member goes through Sigma Pi’s Bayard Membership Experience program. The time spent in this program will help you develop leadership and time management skills, learn about the history of the fraternity, develop friendships with your new member class, as well as the rest of the chapter, and allow you to become involved with other organizations. After the initiation into the chapter, expectations will vary depending on how active you choose to become. We have weekly chapter meetings and other mandatory events (philanthropic, service, initiation) throughout the year, but they are planned well in advance. The more you put into the chapter, the more you will get out of being a member!
Is there an alcohol policy?
Sigma Pi prohibits the consumption of alcohol exceeding 15% ABV at or on Sigma Pi’s premises or events.
What about hazing?
Sigma Pi prohibits all forms of hazing. A holistic definition of hazing can also be found in every university’s Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to All Students. The fraternity investigates all allegations.
What if I already signed a housing contract with the university?
Greek fraternities at Missouri S&T are considered “university approved” housing and students are allowed to live in the fraternity houses during their freshman year. There is a simple process for withdrawing from your university housing contract, and Sigma Pi will reimburse you for the initial security deposit you have made.
Interested in Joining the Brotherhood at Sigma Pi?
If you’re thinking about joining Sigma Pi at Missouri S&T, we want to hear from you! Please fill out the form below and someone from Sigma Pi will be in contact with you shortly.
Can I switch from living in the dorms to living in the fraternity house at any time?
Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity offers a reimbursement program to all those that choose to join Sigma Pi and immediately move into the Chapter house. Any fee associated with breaking a dorm lease and choosing to live at Sigma Pi will be credited on the first house bill due for payment to the Alpha Iota Building Association.
Requirements for reimbursement:
1. Sign a bid card as a new member of Sigma Pi Fraternity.
2. Live in the fraternity house.
3. Evidence that fee has been paid for breaking dorm lease.