About Edward Brewer

Upsilon Pledge Class B S in Business Management, 1981 Quaestor Social Chairman

Fall 2017 Rush

Sigma Chi will host Open Rush events from September 10 – September 21 for any potential new members to come out and get to know the Brotherhood. Please feel free to come out, socialize, and direct any questions/concerns to the Rush Chairs. Follow the Recruitment link for questions about rush, check out our Rush FAQ, and check out our History to learn about the chapter.

Rush Fall 2017 Schedule:

Sunday, September 10: Greek 101: 7:00 PM

Tuesday, September 12: Meet & Greet at Sigma Chi House (68 Oak Lane): 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Thursday, September 14: Wing Night at TOTS: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, September 19: TBD at 505 Center Street, Apt C: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Thursday, September 21: **INVITE ONLY** Steaks and Stogies at Sigma Chi House (68 Oak Lane): 5:00 – 7:00 PM

If you have any questions regarding Fall 2017 rush, please contact our Rush Chairs: Joey DiTommaso (joeyd97@vt.edu), Tanner McCoy (tmccoy01@vt.edu), or Austin King (austink9@vt.edu).

Please check back to this post for updates to the schedule – we look forward to getting to know you.

Spring 2017 Rush

Sigma Chi will host Open Rush events from January 30 – February 9 for any potential new members to come out and get to know the Brotherhood. Please feel free to come out, socialize, and direct any questions to the Rush Chairs. Follow the Recruitment link for questions about rush, check out our Rush FAQ, and check out our History to learn about the chapter.

EDIT: The Open Rush event on Thursday February 2 has been moved to the Oak lane house due to inclement weather.

45th Anniversary Celebration

The Eta Lambda Chapter will conduct its 45th Anniversary Celebration on the Virginia Tech Campus the weekend of February 17 – 19, 2017. Continue to check this website for information and updates, and be sure to register as soon as possible. Registration can be done here; tickets are available here; and Sponsorship opportunities are listed here. Event payment or Sponsorship by check should be made payable to: Eta Lambda 45th Anniversary Celebration; and mailed to Jeff Francis at 207 Montgomery Farms Ave, Moneta, VA. 24121.

In Hoc

Mike Jones, Chapter Editor

Fall 2016 Rush Schedule

Class is getting underway for the Fall 2016 semester as the brothers begin to prepare for Fall Rush. We will host several events listed below for any potential new members to come out and get to know the Brotherhood. Please feel free to come out, socialize, and direct any questions/concerns to the Rush Chairs. Follow the Recruitment link for questions about rush, check out our Rush FAQ, and check out our History to learn about the chapter.

Sunday, September 4: Greek 101

Tuesday, September 6: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Backyard Games and Pizza @ Sigma Chi House (68 Oak lane)

Thursday, September 8: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cox Driving Range/Mini Golf @ 3500 Prices Fork Rd (Contact Rush Chairs for info on carpooling!)

Monday, September 13: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Hokie House Wing Night @ 322 N Main St

Thursday, September 15: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Steaks and Stogies @ Sigma Chi House

State of Our Chapter

EX_VT                         State of the Chapter              August 19th, 2013

Brothers,

As the newly elected executive council prepares for an exciting 43rd year on campus, I wanted to update everyone on the state of our chapter. We have continued to excel in all aspects; academically, socially, and in the community.

Over the past year we have moved into the delta pledge classes, as we initiated two energetic and well-rounded pledge classes. Delta Alpha of twenty-five and Delta Beta of thirteen replace nearly thirty senior graduates. Our brotherhood has ranged between 90 and 117, our greatest numbers to date.  During this past year’s Derby Days, we raised over $15,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. This was in incredible fashion, despite having the length shortened from a week to simply 3 days. Additionally, we raised a record breaking $10,000 from our annual Huntsman golf tournament, which took place during Parent’s Weekend. This event of over 100 golfers was an absolute blast for everybody involved and I highly encourage all to come out next year to join in the fun.

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Huntsman Golf Tournament 2013

We also excelled in philanthropy this year across the board, by placing top five in every event we participated in. Furthermore, we continued to help the community through our community service programs including: Linkous Lads, Greeks Giving Back, Relay for Life, Hokie Helpers, and the Merlin Olsen Day of Service.

Our average GPA for the year was a 3.127, well above previous averages and topping both the all-university average, and the all-fraternity average. In the realm of athletics, we excelled on the playing fields this year. We took home Inter Fraternity Council Championships in Soccer, Softball, Football, Dodgeball and ultimately won the IFC Hokie Grail.

 IFC Champs2013

               Top: IFC Softball Championship

                                         Middle: IFC Football Championship                     

                    Bottom: IFC Soccer Championship

We also had many brothers landing incredible jobs and internships, and were gratified that our brothers attributed their success to our chapter’s environment. This past weekend, we enjoyed a day meeting with the House Corp and are excited to continue working to improve our house in a variety of ways. I also had the honor to represent Eta Lambda at the 79th Grand Chapter this past June, which was a unique and great learning experience. Our next step was the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop at Purdue University, to which we sent 7 brothers. We had a great weekend of bonding, learning and planning for the coming year. It was great to share ideas with brothers from all across the country.

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Balfour Leadership Training Workshop Group

From left to right: Jack Sistare (Emerging Leader), Ethan Bickford (Centurion), Curtis Calder (Magistor), Eric Iverson (Quaestor), A.J. Cagle (Emerging Leader), Dan Lee (Pro Consul), Ryan Gram (Consul).

We look forward to another successful year to build upon, and exceed, all that we have accomplished thus far. Moreover, we would love for all of you to come out to our events, whether it be Derby Days, a home football game and tailgate, or an athletic event. I speak on behalf of everyone when we say this kind of involvement is what keeps our chapter healthy and moving forward. Additionally, our chapter is planning to have a house cleanup during the weekend of September 14th. We invite everyone to come out to the house to lend a hand and of course catch the Hokie Football game away at ECU. Also, Sunday, October 6th is the date set for a meeting to discuss the future of our housing. We are also planning a white rose ceremony for Brother Mark Warlick. I hope each of you is able to attend these two events.  Please refer to our website for updates throughout the semester (https://sigmachivt.org). I will be in touch and hope you will feel free to contact me with any questions about events, tips or comments via phone or email.

 

In Hoc Signo Vinces,

 

Ryan Gram

43rd Consul

ryangram@vt.edu

(845) 702-7431