Sigma Chi - Auburn University

Spring 2023 Newsletter

Gamma Sigma Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at Auburn University

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SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY SPRING 2023 THE AUBURN SIG Inside 2 Choosing to Serve One Another 3 Gamma Sigma Progress 3 Honoring Alumni, Awarding Actives 4 Welcome, New Brothers T his has been a very eventful school year for the house corporation! I am thankful for all the guys who are serving and appreciate their time and talents. We are a strong house corporation board and look to improve. We have added two new members and replaced one long- standing member. Solving a Christmas Crisis Over Christmas break, Auburn experienced a string of consecutive days that never rose above 25 degrees. On Christmas day, we received a call and were told that our sprinkler pipes had burst, and we had a major water leak problem. Luckily, Chapter Advisor Brian Snyder '85 was there and got the ball moving. We were fortunate to have all damages repaired quickly so the chapter could reenter the house for the spring semester by January 10. Since the fire department turned off all utilities during this event, we had to replace the two water heaters for the dorm and repair an ice maker and a dishwasher, none of which was covered by insurance. On top of that, we found a ground water leak in the party barn well aerward, so an additional plumbing repair was made. anks to Sean Coughlin '81 and Brian for managing that disaster relief effort. As always, Ben Palmer '82 keeps our finances right and was invaluable throughout the process. Setting Up for Summer We are now moving toward our normal summer maintenance program. We replaced the drinking fountain in the dorm with a new unit that has a bottle filler. We also finished an electrical and lighting upgrade to the party barn and will soon be looking at mounting the current speakers and getting them wired in permanently as well. Some long-term issues arising are the replacement of the deck around the party barn, normal wear-and-tear replacement of electrical items throughout the house, and some additional outdoor lighting to illuminate the white cross in front of the house. Visitors Welcome e new patio looks great. e chapter added some additional counter space as well. Our backyard sod project has grown in nicely and looks very green! Auburn managed to clean out the undergrowth to the west of the house, and that makes the yard look better as well. We are moving forward with our plan to replace/renovate the property. We are in the infancy of this, and our next steps will include doing a study to determine facility needs, size, etc. is will become a big project for us. As brothers, we will all need to play a part. If you could be of assistance, please reach out. We would certainly welcome the much-needed help. I hope to see you at the house soon. If in Auburn, make sure you stop by. We have a great chapter and are getting stronger year by year. In Hoc, Reid Brown '81 House Corporation President Our House Is in Capable Hands Gamma Sigma Stands Tall Gamma Sigma Stands Tall Why They Joined Sigma Chi "I joined Sigma Chi to find a smaller community of like- minded gentlemen within the greater Auburn community. I was seeking friendship, brotherhood, and opportunities for growth, and I believe that I found that here." –Luke De Grosz "I needed a healthy family to better myself for my college experience as well as commit myself to a lifelong brotherhood that also represents my personal values." –Sean Givens "I joined Sigma Chi because I could tell the brothers had a bond bigger than themselves and their values aligned with mine. I wanted to meet new people and learn what true brotherhood really is." –William Handley "Sigma Chi was the only fraternity that I felt welcomed into during recruitment. Also, I could tell that people actually wanted to get to know me and that they cared about this fraternity." –Carter Zittrouer

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