You already know the impact Greek life has—because you lived it. The term ‘social fraternity’ might give the impression that the Greek experience is superficial. But research shows that personal connections and friendships are the key to happiness.  

These lifelong relationships are only part of what makes the fraternity experience so transformational. From our career trajectories to our family’s values, our Gamma Chi experience played a key role. Our experiences helped make us into the people we are today.  

Here is an eBook of some of the best responses to recent a survey of Greek communities across the country. These quotes illustrate why Greek life is and will remain a key part of the higher education experience. Click HERE to read the eBook and keep reading to see what Gamma Chi members had to say.


"The fellowship and brotherhood created such a bond that I didn't want to let go of. The memories that I have created during the time that I have lived are the only thing that I will be able to take with me, and my favorite ones are from my time as a Sigma Chi. I have no idea where I would be if not for Sigma Chi, but I do know that I would not be the man I am today. I would love to go back and do it all over again, and I'm sure many other brothers feel the same way.” - Joseph Ponzo ’85 

"As an out-of-state student at the University of Maryland, there was no housing for me in the fall of 1970, so I had to find my own way. Life was great living in the house for four years, including summers. It's corny, but there are many paths in life. A phone call, a girlfriend, an accident, or a death could send you in a completely different direction. I don't know how my life would have turned out if the brothers at Sigma Chi hadn't accepted me into their fraternity and helped me get through the difficult times in life. But I know I will be a Sigma Chi until the White Rose drops. When people ask where I grew up, I always say the Sigma Chi fraternity house.” - Robert Lehmkuhl's ’74 

"The brothers also made me feel wantedThe chapter became my family. They helped me carry on during a difficult time in my lifeIt also allowed me to more fully embrace the total university experience. As Consul, I made it my mission to make a place on campus that broadened my goals for lifeThe best part of my membership was the lasting friendships.” - Peter Prinz ’64 

“It was the most prestigious and scholastic fraternity at the University of Maryland. All of the brothers were really great and Dean Eppley, a fellow Sigma Chi, watched over us. When I arrived at the University of Maryland, I was an introvertI was an only child who had grown up on a farm, helping my parents with the many chores. Being part of the fraternity gave me a chance to really get to know other people and enjoy life. It developed me as a person and brought out my inner self.” - Ed Whiteford ’52 

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