Colony approved at Southern Illinois University

The Sigma Chi Fraternity is continuing its expansion with the creation of a colony at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The group’s Declaration of Intent to become a colony was approved by the Fraternity’s New Chapter Development Committee on Oct. 17, and four days later, the International Fraternity’s Executive Committee approved the colonization.

The colony, which will be referred to as Chi Sigma Chi, is in the first phase of its journey to become installed into the Fraternity as a chapter. The Southern Illinois colony includes 25 members, including 10 pledges who were recruited in the fall semester. “It has been a lot of fun just knowing that we’re going to be leaving a legacy here. What we do now is what is going to be followed in the future,” says colony Consul Brady Welsch, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 2011. “We had a great fall recruitment. We did a lot of volunteer work this semester.”

Welsch adds that the group grew faster and larger than he expected in a small amount of time.

For more information on the colony, contact the group’s advisor Ben Huddleston, BRADLEY 2007, at


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