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Sigma Chi Timeline 2005-2030


2006 to the Present—LOOKING FORWARD OPTIMISTICALLY

Year Sigma Chi World*
2006
  • The Mission 365 recruitment program is implemented throughout the Fraternity, enhancing the recruitment methods employed by undergraduate chapters.
  • The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.
  • After 155 years, Western Union discontinues its telegram service.
2007
  • Xi Xi chapter is reinstalled at Balfour LTW on August 2nd. Witnessed by almost 1,500 Sigma Chis, it is believed to be the largest audience to participate in an initiation ceremony in the history of the Greek world.
  • The final book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is released.
2008
  • Sigma Chi begins rollout of the Cornerstone mentor program to all chapters in the Fraternity.
  • The price of petroleum hits $100 per barrel for the first time and will top out at nearly $150 a barrel by mid-summer. At the pump this was reflected in gasoline prices of over $4 a gallon in some areas.
2009
  • The number of active undergraduate chapters swells to 230, the most at any one time in the Fraternity's history.
  • Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th, and first African American, President of the United States.
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*Source of World Events: History Orb Click the years above to see more events in that year.

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A NORTHERN CONFEDERATE AT JOHNSON'S ISLAND PRISON: The Civil War Diaries of James Parks Caldwell
George H. Jones
51st Grand Consul

McFarland & Co., 2010.


Sigma Chi Founder, Caldwell fought for the Confederacy and spent 18 months in the Union's Johnson's Island prison. While there he kept a diary on prison conditions, the politics of the day, and his personal interests.

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