Sigma Chi - Montana State University

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Beta Rho Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at Montana State University

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Honoring our Past 100 Years Beta Rho's Vision for 2025 2 017 is here, marking 100 years of Beta Rho at Montana State University. Since 1917, the Beta Rho brotherhood has cre- ated lifelong friendships, leadership experience for tomorrow's leaders, and a place to call home on the Montana State campus. As alumni, we have all benefited from those who made the first 100 years possible. Brothers, the time has come to turn our attention to the future of Beta Rho and the next 100 years of Sigma Chi at Montana State. 2025 Vision for Beta Rho In order to secure the next 100 years, Beta Rho leadership has put together a comprehensive plan to be fully achieved by 2025. This plan is called the 2025 Vision and encompasses new goals, new requirements, and guidelines. The 2025 Vision includes five main goals. 1) Fully recapitalized and modernized chapter house 2) Newly funded chapter advisory and training program 3) Sustainable fundraising plan for future house maintenance 4) Energized and active alumni base 5) Top undergraduate chapter aligned with chapter alumni, Sigma Chi, and university guidelines Number one on this list is a fully recapitalized and modernized chapter house. In its current state, the chapter house does not meet the demands of today's members and places Beta Rho at a competitive disadvantage with other recently renovated fraternity houses and university residence halls. The chapter house plays a pivotal role in Beta Rho culture and the time has come for a major investment in our 55-year-old home. In the face of a competitive fraternity community at Montana State, our active chapter continues to thrive. Our brothers have received a Peterson Significant Award four out of the last five years, initiated 19 new members last fall, bringing the chapter total to 85 men, and are making a difference in the community through ongoing philanthropy work. These men have already stepped forward and committed to Beta Rho's vision for 2025 with a significant undergraduate contribution. With an active membership so clearly dedicated to success, we have a responsibility to provide them with a chapter house indicative of the excellence our brotherhood has attained. Chapter House to Receive Renovation With these needs in mind, we are excited to announce our capital campaign, Honoring Our Past 100 Years: Beta Rho's Vision for 2025. After much planning and evaluating, we have decided to renovate the current chapter house with a design plan that focuses on enhancing competitiveness, sustainability, safety, and accessibility. Our goal is to raise $1.5 million to fund these necessary renovations. In the coming weeks, you will receive additional information detailing the project, campaign, and ways in which you can help. We hope all our alumni will join us in stewardship of the Beta Rho house. In Hoc, Campaign Chairmen Norm Achen '66 / Richard Dissly '66 / $1.5 Million Capital Campaign announced $1,137,500 raised toward goal to renovate the Chapter House t he Beta Rho Chapter undergraduates have taken a leadership role in our project by pledging a significant gift toward the Honoring Our Past 100 Years: Beta Rho's Vision for 2025 capital campaign. Consul Blake Bowman '18 spoke on behalf of the chapter on their decision to give: "With advancements across all aspects of membership in Beta Rho, Sigma Chi at Montana State is alive and well. With increased numbers, increased GPAs, increased public relations and campus involvement, the future of Beta Rho is on the path to success. The active chapter has acknowledged that the chapter house is in need of renovations, and that while in the process of keeping Beta Rho on the forefront of fraternities at MSU, it is important we provide a living environment that compares to those across campus, such as a new dorm and recently renovated fraternities. The active chapter has made a commitment to the betterment of Beta Rho and will strive to keep Sigma Chi at Montana State healthy and on the continued path to success for future brothers." undergraduate's Contribution leads tHe CaMPaign Stay up to date with Beta Rho through our newly revamped website,

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