Pfeiffer University together with Sigma Pi Fraternity International has colonized the newest chapter of Greek Life on the Misenheimer campus. Twelve men were inducted into Sigma Pi as Founding Fathers. The fraternity is the first of its kind at Pfeiffer University.
The alignment between the university and fraternity is largely attributed to the likeness of each organizations core values. Like Sigma Pi, Pfeiffer University promotes a culture of philanthropy. Pfeiffer University works with over a dozen community partners that fraternity members will have the opportunity to serve. Vice President for Student Affairs, Ron Laffite says, "Student leadership opportunities, civic engagement, philanthropy, academic standards, and social opportunities will combine to create additional bonds for the men of Pfeiffer. This commitment, which is for a lifetime, will only benefit our campus and our students.” Newly inducted Founding Father, Randall Nance agrees. "It is an amazing feeling to be a Founding Father of the fraternity at Pfeiffer. I am beyond excited to see what my eleven brothers and I can accomplish next year. I believe Sigma Pi will only have a positive impact on Pfeiffer." The Founding Fathers will begin to recruit new members in the Fall of 2018.
In Fall 2016 Pfeiffer University began the campaign to encourage the establishment of a Greek Life program. Pfeiffer went through the expansion application process with the National Panhellenic Conference and was successful in partnering with Kappa Kappa Gamma, who have colonized effective Fall 2017 with thirty-nine women. During the Fall 2017 semester, the “Go Greek at Pfeiffer” campaign began that aimed to familiarize their constituents with Greek Life. Pfeiffer University would like a minimum of two female and two male Greek organizations.
Pictured: Randall Nance, Soni Ayoung, John Kolaski, Samuel Baden, Eddie Pinon, Davis Lowman, Patrick Street, Joseph Blanton, Kevin Tyler Matthews, Joshua Goldt, James Scofield, Devon Williams
Sigma Pi Fraternity was founded in 1897 at Vincennes University, in Vincennes, Indiana. The Executive Office is located at the historic Mitchell House in Lebanon, Tennessee. The Fraternity is one of the top men’s collegiate organizations in North America, with more than 120 active chapters and colonies in the United States and Canada. With over 100,000 alumni and 5,700 undergraduates; our men strive for excellence by living our core values to promote fellowship, develop character and leadership, advance heightened moral awareness, enable academic achievement, and inspire service. Sigma Pi is the only Greek letter organization with an international philanthropic program, The ACE Project, specifically designed to give back to our host institutions. Visit Sigma Pi at www.sigmapi.org
Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a globally engaged, regional university distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs on its campuses in Charlotte, Misenheimer and Raleigh, and online. Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university and propelled by an innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality and service. Visit Pfeiffer at www.pfeiffer.edu or www.facebook.com/pfeifferuniversity. Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.