Beta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded in 1906 by the efforts of our initial charter members and sponsor Prof. Frederick Scheuch. As a result, Sigma Chi is almost as old as the University of Montana (founded in 1889) and has become deeply rooted in the academic, social and athletic experience.

Initially occupying a house at 340 University Avenue which burned down, the chapter relocated to 1110 Gerald Avenue in 1933. "The House", as it is called, was built in the early 1900s for John M. Keith, a Missoula banker, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It boasts a "Prairie Style" architecture made popular by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Beta Delta Chapter has given dearly to the war effort. The Library walls are graced with the pictures of 24 brothers who gave their lives in World War II (more than any other chapter of any fraternity in the country). Others followed in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Altogether, almost 2000 Beta Delta Sigma Chis call The House their home. Today's active brothers continue the traditions of Friendship, Justice and Learning and the White Cross of Sigma Chi.

Core Values, Vision, and Mission

Core Values
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 fundamental purpose of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is the cultivation, maintenance and promotion of the core values of Friendship, Justice and Learning.

In the pursuit of these high ideals, the Sigma Chi Fraternity is able to offer tremendous value in augmenting the collegiate experience and supporting the lifelong journey of each of its members. We hope to assist brothers in becoming men of character, caring husbands, compassionate fathers and community leaders.