The Alpha Epsilon chapter of Sigma Chi is committed to providing its members with countless opportunities and diverse resources for academic excellence. A GPA no lower than 2.6 is required for initiation and house membership. Sigma Chi is one of the premier fraternities on campus when it comes to academics.
To further encourage academic performance, the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Sigma Chi has established a system of incentives for extraordinary achievement. Success in the classroom is important, but we also believe it is equally important to be a well rounded student, involved with the community and university and consistently pursuing betterment of one's self.
As a result, we have developed a per semester scholastic incentive program that is aligned with the Seven Standards on which our Fraternity was founded.
A Man of Good Character
Complete 15 hours of community service (Individually or with the Fraternity as a whole)
A Student of Fair Ability
Obtain a Semester GPA of 3.2 (minimum 12 credit hours required)
With Ambitious Purposes
Follow through with Mentoring Program expectations.
A Congenial Disposition
Attend 4 Philanthropic functions (Individually or with the Fraternity as a whole)
Possessed of Good Morals
Learn a founder (new one each semester), or other relevant ritualistic information and recite it by memory to the Ritual Chair, Consul and/or Pro Consul
Having a High Sense of Honor
Attend 75% of Sigma Chi Chapter functions and brotherhood events
and A Deep Sense of Personal Responsibility
Attend Choices/Mission365 workshop
$300 in scholarship monies to those who achieve all 6 standards
Additional recognition at a Spring 2011 Alumni Event to those who achieve 5 standards (Plus $150 in scholarship monies)
$150 in scholarship monies to those who achieve 4 standards
Additionally, Alpha Epsilon offers two merit based scholarships.
The Thomas Cowan Bell and James Parks Caldwell scholarships will measure applicants by the Jordan Standard, a measurement tool used by the Sigma Chi fraternity. Scholarship winners are anticipated to fit the following criteria:
A man of good character,
A student of fair ability,
With ambitious purposes,
A congenial disposition,
Possessed of good morals,
Having a high sense of honor,
And a deep sense of personal responsibility.
Thomas Cowan Bell Scholarship (pdf)
The Thomas Cowan Bell scholarship will allocate up to two $1000 scholarships to current UNL male students who demonstrate leadership and scholarly abilities. Applicants will be expected to provide two letters of recommendation, a college transcript, and an essay discussing future plans. Applications must be submitted and postmarked by June 30, 2013.
James Parks Caldwell scholarship (pdf)
The James Parks Caldwell scholarship will allocate up to two $1000 scholarships to incoming UNL male students who demonstrate leadership and scholarly abilities. Applicants will be expected to provide two letters of recommendation, a high school transcript, and an essay discussing future plans. Applications must be submitted and postmarked by June 30, 2013.