A strong local supported by a large national network
Sigma Chi, the second largest fraternity in the nation, is one of the most influential and highly respected fraternities at Cornell. The Alpha Phi Chapter at Cornell was founded on October 10, 1890. Since 1925, Sigma Chi brothers have made their home in elegant Greystone Manor. The extensive grounds feature beautiful medieval stonework and a park-like backyard complete with a spacious in-ground swimming pool and small gorge.
In our 105 years, the Alpha Phi Chapter has been characterized by its tight-knit brotherhood and commitment to excellence in academics and athletics. Sigma Chi brothers actively participate in many influential roles on the hill. The brotherhood boasts both varsity and junior varsity athletes in soccer, baseball, football, basketball, rugby, skiing, squash and water polo. In addition, we have several campus leaders, including members of the Inter-fraternity Council, the ROTC, and Student Wishmakers.
Our largest philanthropic effort, Derby Days, has traditionally been one of the most lucrative and largely attended charity events on campus.
The Alpha Phi Chapter of Sigma Chi has long been dedicated to being the premier fraternity at Cornell, and our success can only be attributed to the outstanding individuals who make up our brotherhood. Check out some of the significant Sigma Chis among our alumni.
Sigma Chi has grown to have 235 active chapters in the United States and Canada. Check out the organization’s national website at sigmachi.org.
Sigma Chi welcomes you, and we look forward to seeing you at Greystone.