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Updates from Lexington

Updates from Lexington

2016 Sigma Nu Institutes

This past spring marked another round of successful Sigma Nu Institutes. These regional programs build off the Commander-specific College of Chapters curriculum to focus on the positions of Lt. Commander, Treasurer, Chaplain, Marshal, and Recruitment Chairman. The curriculum for this year’s program emphasized finances, goal setting, understanding Fraternity policy, values-based recruitment, candidate development, and The Ritual. This year’s program had an astounding 578 participants with 115 chapters sending representatives to attend programs at 12 different campuses across the country. Another critical piece of the Sigma Nu Institute experience is the involvement of alumni volunteers to participate in alumni-specific programming. This year 48 alumni participated in the program at nine different locations.

Founders General Scholarship Launches!

To close out 2015 the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation unveiled the first ever general scholarship for collegians with the Founders General Scholarship Fund. The campaign to fund this new initiative started on Giving Tuesday on December 1, 2015, and carried through until January 1, 2016, to celebrate Sigma Nu’s Founders Day. The initial goal was to endow the scholarship by raising $10,000 but that goal was eclipsed within the first week thanks to the generous investments from brothers across the country. Throughout the course of the campaign Stefan Gleason (Florida) challenged his fellow brothers to increase the endowment by matching gifts several times. Upon the conclusion of the campaign the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation successfully raised over $80,000 for the Founders General Scholarship Fund! This scholarship, the first of its kind for the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation, will provide financial assistance to undergraduate brothers for years to come.

Headquarters Property Update

Last year tragedy struck the Headquarters property in Lexington, Va., when the maintenance facility that houses many of the critical heating and cooling systems for the property caught fire and burned down. Over the course of the summer of 2015 work was completed to construct a new maintenance building as well as significant improvements to the grounds to increase the amount of greenspace at the Rock. These improvements were completed with the overall master plan for the Headquarters property in mind, including the future construction of the Spears Family Epsilon Epsilon Center for Excellence to replace the current Carriage House. The efforts to continually improve, maintain, and preserve the historical value of the Headquarters property will ensure that it stands as one of the premier Greek Headquarters for years to come and to benefit future generations of Sigma Nus taking pilgrimages to the place where Sigma Nu was founded.

© 2015-2017 Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.
9 North Lewis Street, P.O. Box 1869, Lexington, Virginia 24450
Phone: 540.463.1869 | Fax: 540.463.1669 | Email: headquarters@sigmanu.org

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