The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded June 28, 1855 by 7 men at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. With 240 active Chapters, Sigma Chi is the 2nd largest Fraternity in the nation. The international Fraternity boasts 220,000 alumni members and supports the Huntsman Cancer Foundation  through national philanthropic events. Sigma Chi’s core values are Friendship, Justice and Learning. Our vision is to become the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization — aligned, focused and living our core values. Our mission is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community.

The Furman Sigma Chi Iota Nu Chapter was founded in 1989.