We at the Upsilon Upsilon Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity would like to welcome you to the University of Washington.
Our Chapter has had a rich tradition at the University for over 100 years and continues to cultivate and maintain the high ideals of friendship, justice, and learning.
We pride ourselves in our life-long friendships, academic excellence, social prominence, and athletic dominance.
At Sigma Chi, we strive to strengthen both the Greek and UW communities through member involvement in leadership, athletics, social activities, no-hazing policy, and ongoing philanthropy.
Our accomplishments have earned us the UW Inter-Fraternity Council’s (IFC) Most Outstanding Philanthropy and for Excellence in Alumni Relations, as well as six consecutive 14 consecutive Peterson Awards; the highest award possible for a Sigma Chi chapter. We also boast one of the largest local scholarships at UW, which provides $16,000 a year in scholarships for our members.
The Upsilon Upsilon Chapter has an impressive record for Sigma Chi Fraternity's highest honors including the Peterson Award, Significant Sig, and other chapter excellence awards.
We consistently rank among the top in Fraternity GPA and above the all men's average.
Our members' involvement in student organizations on and off campus reflects the importance we place on individual achievement.
The Upsilon Upsilon Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity does not tolerate hazing by any group or individual affiliated with the chapter.
Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off campus or fraternity premises, that produces mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule.
For more information about our rushing process please contact our Rush Chairmen:
In this spirit, the Chapter established the following as our main goals for scholarship in the academic year 2019-20:
Over the past three years our Chapter GPA has consistently been above the All Men’s Average. Our Chapter GPA for Fall Quarter was 3.4. Our scholarship program is continuously reviewed internally, and we are always looking for creative ways to encourage our membership to scholastically perform at their best. In the past the Chapter relied primarily on the Brothers’ own desire and motivation to achieve good grades. This year we implemented several different strategies to improve the scholastic nature of the Chapter.
Upsilon Upsilon places a strong emphasis on scholastics and academic performance. The Chapter strongly believes that the overall development of individual character must be based on learning. All of the facets of our Chapter operations are directly related to education and the pursuit of improving ourselves. Our objective is to recruit new members who excel in scholastics and continue to develop them with learning opportunities for leadership development.
Sigma Chi boasts the second largest alumni network in the world with over 300,000 brothers found in all walks of life. Alumni Relations continue to be a growing area with the Upsilon Upsilon Chapter. With strong alumni involvement and interest in the Chapter and Fraternity, we continuously try and find more ways to take advantage of the alumni motivation to assist the chapter. We are constantly improving our planning and organizational structure to better promote our relations with the local alumni.
The Chapter works very closely with the Seattle Alumni Chapter as various undergraduates attend their regularly scheduled meetings and lunches. We actively use their electronic mailing lists to inform local alumni of our upcoming events and occasionally attend their events such as Seattle Mariners baseball games with our potential recruits. The great working relationship with the local alumni chapters is primarily due to the fact that both presidents are Upsilon Upsilon graduates, and they are eager to promote our chapter activities with all Sigma Chi alumni.
Sigma Chi’s Derby Days is a nationally renowned philanthropy. Chapters all across the United States and Canada participate in the week-long extravaganza that includes field day competitions, skit nights, spaghetti feeds, and much more. Our chapter contributions to the Make-A-Wish Foundation surpassed $25,000 this year. Derby Days is widely considered one of the most popular and beneficial philanthropies in the Greek Community, and was the winner for this year’s IFC Outstanding Philanthropy Event Award.
"Dawg Donor Days: Bleeding Purple, Giving Back" is a week-long event involving Sigma Chi and the entire University of Washington Community. Our mission is to carry out a week-long service event and blood drive at the UW as a community uniting event for all of those affiliated with the university for the purpose of creating awareness of and giving back to those in need.