Our Chapter

Established December 7th of 1888, the Alpha Sigma Chapter continuously strives to foster and preserve high academic standings; train the undergraduate in leadership responsibility and instill the ideal of good citizenship; stimulate participation in college programs and develop close cooperation between membership and college officials, faculty, and other student organizations; and provide an environment of brotherhood for the achievement of purposeful living, both in the University of Minnesota community and in the community as a whole.


Alpha Sigma’s hold one of the highest organizational, average GPAs at the University of Minnesota - 3.43 (Spring 2017). Members come from each of the University colleges and hold a wide variety of majors within them.


Each year Alpha Sigma holds Derby Days. The philanthropy is a seven day fundraiser for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Since 2010, Alpha Sigma has raised over $115,000 for HCI. Find out when is the next Derby Days!

Community Outreach

Each member completes a minimum of 20 service hours per year with some reaching as high as 100! This year, with nearly 110 members, Alpha Sigma will volunteer more than 2,200 hours. The majority of volunteering is done at FMSC, Helping Hands, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and other local volunteer centers.

Our Fraternity

Sigma Chi, with over 300,000 initiates and 240 undergraduate chapters, is one of the oldest and largest fraternities in the world. Founded in 1855, Sigma Chi is a brotherhood with roots in the collegiate experience that engenders a lifelong commitment to strive to achieve true friendship, equal justice and the fulfillment of learning as part of our overall responsibilities to the broader communities in which we live.

Our Mission

The mission of the Alpha Sigma Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is to develop men who perpetually strive to improve themselves, their brothers, and their communities through their exemplification of our values. 


Funds raised by our Derby Days philanthropy week since 2010

What you do in life by yourself doesn’t mean as much as what you accomplish with a group of people. Sigma Chi was one of the greatest things that happened to me. I really appreciate what it has done for me in my lifetime, and I hope I can continue to give something back.
— Mike Ditka

>2000 hours

Service hours completed last academic year