The Significant Sig Award is one of the Fraternity's highest honors. It recognizes those alumni members whose achievements in their fields of endeavor have brought honor and prestige to the name of Sigma Chi. The Sigma Chi International Fraternity has recognized more than 1,500 brothers since the award's introduction at the 1935 Grand Chapter. Alumni in any profession, occupation, or philanthropic endeavor are eligible for consideration. Only living members of the Fraternity are considered for the award.
Each Significant Sig receives a personalized medal, certificate, and lapel pin.
Nominations must be received no later than Nov. 15 of any given year in order to be considered. A nomination must consist of a completed application and a resume or summary of the nominee's past and present occupations and positions, professional and/or civic activities, and honors or awards received. Service to Sigma Chi as an undergraduate or alumnus is not a criterion for this award and need not be listed.
The Fraternity's Significant Sig selection committee is responsible for selecting Significant Sig recipients. This selection committee acts as a sub-committee of the Fraternity's Executive Committee and is appointed by the Grand Consul. The selection committee sends its list of approved candidates to the Executive Committee for a final approval vote. The selection committee receives support from the International Fraternity Headquarters staff for the purpose of receiving and maintaining submitted nominations and preparing ballots, and to summarize the candidate list on behalf of the slection committee.
There is no minimum or maximum number of brothers honored each year. Upon selection, letters of notification are delivered to each recipient, his nominator, and his chapter. The Headquarters staff will arrange for presentation of the award at an appropriate International Fraternity, undergraduate chapter or alumni chapter event as requested by the honoree. The honoree will also be recognized in that year's winter issue of The Magazine of Sigma Chi.
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