400 Parkway Circle
Davis, CA 95616
Consul: Justin Hardin
Recruitment Chair: Chase McFadden
One, and the main, aim and object of Sigma Chi has been, and is, to develop and train broad-minded men who can recognize the wholeness of things and who are not bound down to a contracted, eight by ten notion of exclusiveness. There is an absolute necessity for such men.
-Founder Benjamin Piatt Runkle
Sigma Chi is a brotherhood with roots in friendship, equality and education as part of their overall responsibilities to the broader communities in which they live. They achieve these ideals through promoting those character qualities embodied in their Rituals, and continuously reaffirm their purpose through the observance of Sigma Chi’s Governing Laws and th0rough adherence to the decisions of their legislative assemblies, which empower and direct their activities.
In addition to its 217 undergraduate chapters and 145 alumni chapters, Sigma Chi is comprised of four operational entities: the Sigma Chi Fraternity, the Sigma Chi Foundation, the Risk Management Foundation and Constantine Capital Inc.
The fundamental purpose of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is the cultivation, maintenance and accomplishment of the ideals of friendship, justice and learning within their membership.
Sigma Chi Fraternity best serves its purpose by developing, implementing and monitoring programs that foster leadership, build character and promote positive relationship skills which, in turn, enable our members to become productive and caring participants in their families, colleges and communities.
Core Values, Vision and Mission
Sigma Chi’s core values are friendship, justice and learning. Their vision is to become the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization-aligned, focused and living their core values. Their mission is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community.
The Theta Omicron Chapter of UC Davis
The chapter house is located next to Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Sigma Phi and Tau Kappa Epsilon at 400 Parkway Circle directly across from the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC).
The Theta Omicron chapter has been recognized for its dedication to the National Fraternity’s philanthropic endeavors with the Children's Miracle Network as well as various other local organizations, including the Sacramento Children’s Hospital, by Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef and the University of California, Davis.
As of August 2005, the National Fraternity has also added the Huntsman Cancer Research Institute to it’s official list of charities. The Theta Omicron chapter will continue its work to fundraise for both organizations, which in the past has yielded thousands of dollars in donations annually. Most of the donations are a result of Derby Days, the chapter’s main philanthropic event.
- Consul: Justin Hardin
- Pro Consul: Marcus Kako
- Annotator: Jimmy Cabral
- Quaestor: Kevin Wieder
- Magister: Andres Armienta
- Recruitment Chair: Chase McFadden
- Tribune: Dane Knotts
- Chapter Editor: Tyler Peterson
- Historian: Ryan Kort
- Kustos: Trevor Branca
- Risk Manager: Matt Olson
- House Manager: Samuel Hamik
- Philanthropy Chair: Kola Sangokoya
- Scholarship Chair: Vedant Ruparell
- Steward: Tony Johnson
- Brotherhood Chair: Spencer Safty
- Social Chair: Ben Tenner
- Community Service Chair: Ryan Ko
- Derby Daddy: Peter Cho
- Athletic Coordinator: Connor Grant
Every year, the Theta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Chi executes at least one Philanthropy event and one Community Service Project per Quarter. Our biggest Philanthropy event occurs in Spring Quarter: Derby Days.
Past events include:
- Carving for the Cure. A pumpkin carving opportunity open to all of campus. Profits go to the Children's Miracle Network.
- Strikes for Tykes. A bowling competition thrown at the UC Davis bowling alley to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
- A concert on October 19, 2005 to benefit the hurricane victims of the Gulf Coast put on in conjunction with ASUCD.
- Major fundraisers in 2005-2006 academic year to help raise money for the UCD Varsity Crew Team.
In 2010, UC Davis Sigs donated $10,000 to the Children's Miracle Network raised through Derby Days In 2005, UC Davis Sigs donated $2000 to the Childrens Miracle Network raised through Derby Day, and $1000 for direct aid to Tsunmi survivors in Southeast Asia.
In addition, the Theta Omicron Chapter, in conjunction with Dr. Kappagoda — the Director of Cardiology for UCD Medical Center — helped organize a series of nutritional surveys designed to help find ways to improve the eating habits and general health of the entire student body.
Derby Days is Sigma Chi's annual philanthropic, week-long event where sororities compete in a number of activities for the first place prize of $1000, a sum which goes to that sororities chosen philanthropy organization. It is one of the largest Greek philanthropies on campus and raises thousands of dollars from the generous donations of the sororities, local businesses, past Alumni, and members of the Davis community. 100% of money raised during Derby Days goes to the Children's Miracle Network and Huntsman Cancer Research Institute.
The members of the Theta Omicron chapter of Sigma Chi seek to uphold the values and aims of their Fraternity. In their quest to live their lives in accordance with Sigma Chi’s foundations, the members are persistent in their pursuit of leadership, campus involvement, and scholarship in a diverse and eclectic group of affiliations.
Their members participate on campus and in the community through different clubs, services, and athletic organizations, including:
The UC Davis Coffee House
UC Davis Study Abroad
The UCD Men's Rugby Club
UC Davis Crew Team
UC Davis Club Baseball
Intramural Sports Champions
American Medical Student Association
The MBA Club
The United States Marine Corps
The United States Navy
The United States Army
Leaders on campus and in the community...
- Internal Affairs Commission Commissioner Lance Hackney
- IFC VP of Activities and Philanthropy Peer Advisor, Marc Etchepare
- ASUCD University Affairs Director '11-'12, Coffee House Supervisor, Baxter Boeh-Sobon
- ASUCD City/County Affairs Office Assistant Director of Policy '10-'11, Kevin Pascual
- ASUCD Lobby Corps Director '10-'11, Aaron Giampietro
- ASUCD Lobby Corps Director '09-10, Order of Omega President '10-'11, Christopher Lewis
- IFC President '09-'10, Ryan Acterberg
- ASUCD Senator, IFC President '08-'09, Order of Omega Vice President, Trevor Taylor "Alumnus"
- ASUCD Senator Winter '08-'09 & IFC President '07-'08, Andrew Bianchi "Alumnus"
- ASUCD Senator, IFC VP of Recruitment '08-'09 & Greeks Against Sexual Assault Board of Directors, Daniel Garret "Alumnus"
- ASUCD Internal Affairs Commission, Nikolas Zeigler
- IFC Past VP of Activities, Scott Surrette "Alumnus"
- California Aggie Columnist, James Noonan "Alumnus"
- California Aggie Columnist, Michael Hower "Alumnus"
- Order of Omega President '08-'09, ASUCD Lobby Corps Director '06-'08, Derick Lennox "Alumnus"
- La Raza Culture Days Co-Chair, Richard Lopez
- ASUCD Lobby Corps Director '05-'06, Michael Caporusso Alumnus
- ASUCD Controller '05-'06, Devin Whitney Alumnus
- ASUCD Office of External Affairs Past Director '05-'07, James Schwab Alumnus
- Davis City Council ex-member, Lamar Heystek Alumnus
Recent and Past Chapter Awards...
- IFC Greek Man of the Year 2015-2016: Chris Ma
- IFC Most Improved House Award 2015-2016
- IFC Greek Man of the Year 2011-2012: Kevin Pascual
- IFC House of the Year 2010-2011
- IFC Greek Man of the Year 2010-2011: Ryan Achterberg
- IFC New Membership Development 2010-2011
- IFC Philanthropy and Participation Award 2010-2011
- IFC Alumni Relations Award 2010-2011
- IFC Community Relations and Involvement Award 2010-2011
- Alpha Phi's King of Hearts 2011- 1st Place
- Greek Week 2010-2011- 1st Place with Kappa Kappa Gamma and Chi Phi
- Chapter Excellence Award, Northern California Chapters, 2009-2010
- IFC House of the Year 2009-2010
- IFC Greek Man of the Year: Trevor Taylor 2009-2010
- IFC Philanthropy Award 2009-2010
- Pi Kappa Alpha's Kings of Campus 2010 - 1st Place
- Alpha Phi's King of Hearts 2010- 1st Place
- IFC Membership Development Award 2008-2009
- IFC Greek Man of the Year: Andrew Bianchi 2008-2009
- Alpha Phi's King of Hearts 2009 - 2nd Place
- Pi Beta Phi's Arrow Jam 2009 - 2nd Place
- IFC Membership Development Award 2007-2008
- IFC Greek Man of the Year 2006-2007: Charles Bisesto
- IFC Membership Development Award 2006-2007
- IFC Philanthropy Award 2006-2007
- Alpha Chi Omega Chili Cook-off 2007 - 1st place
- Chapter Excellence Award, Northern California Province 2005-2006
- IFC Membership Development Award 2005-2006
- Alpha Chi Omega Chili Cook-off 2006 - 1st place
- Delta Delta Delta Big Bats 2006 - 2nd place
Alpha Chi Omega's MR. GREEK 2006 - David Heckman
- Alpha Chi Omega Chili Cook-off 2005 - 1st place
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