Sigma Chi's long and colorful existence originated June 28, 1855, at Miami
University in Oxford, Ohio. The fraternity was founded on that date by seven
men, all undergraduates at Miami. It was the 19th college fraternity to be established. The well known song, "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," was written in
1911. Sigma Chi, an international fraternity, has 130 Alumni Chapters and
127 Undergraduate Chapters, including five in Canada. In 1950 a LIFE
survey revealed Sigma Chi to be the best-known among college fraternities, and
the magazine called the fraternity ". . . the most solid of all" college Greek-letter groups.
Sigma Chi officers—Kneeling: Jim McDonald, executive committee; Richard Coselli
president; Roy Phillips, vice president; Roger Treichler, pledge trainer. Standing- John
Wollaston, treasurer; Tom Wasserman, recording secretary; Jack Woerner, executive
committee; Irv Brunkenhoefer, executive committee; Wayne Dessens, executive committee ; and Paul Murphy, corresponding secretary.
Sigma Chi Members
First row: Sam Barclay, Don Barton, Harry Bergman, Jim Blackburn, Harry Brashear, Conrad Carroll, Gibby Clark, Mike Conroy.
Second row: Richard Coselli, Lawrence Daniels, Buddy Crutcher, *Buddy Deen, Nelson Fisher, Jim Gammage, Steven Gelmis, Dick Gray.
Third row: Buddy Huddleston, Charles Hefner, Carter Helms, John James, Tony Lamanna, James McDonald, Karl McLeod. Fourth
row: Paul Murphy, Jim Pokluda, Billy Pruitt, Bob Schumacher, Jeff Shepler, Jr., Joe Slocum, Carl Sontag. Fifth row: Bryan Talley,
Roger Treichler, J.' D. Vacek, Ralph Wells, Tom Wiley, Jack Woerner, John Wollaston.
*Buddy Deen served as president of Sigma Chi until his death in December, 1957. Richard Coselli was elected president.