Heart of the House Fund

1110 Gerald is 110 years old. To preserve and protect our treasure, a $500,000 maintenance endowment was launched to pay for periodic and costly repairs and renovation. For example, in 2019 the Fire Marshall required installation of a new fire escape that cost almost $60,000. A new boiler is being planned for the near future.

Beta Delta has a long history of generous giving.  Please contribute to Heart of the House in one of these categories:

1110 Gerald                $10,000 and up

Wilcox Annex             $5,000 to $9,999

New Ski Shack           $2,500 to $4,999

Boyles                         $1,000 to $2,499

Orchid                         $500 to $999

B.O.                             Up to $499

Mail your tax deductible donation payable to “Sigma Chi Building Foundation”, PO Box 8874, Missoula MT 59807

Trike Races

In the 60s and 70s, Beta Delta hosted this annual event. Each team of five had to obtain a regulation trike (no cuts or welds to enlarge it) and complete 10 laps (two for each team member). For each lap, all team members had to consume a foamy “beverage”. Needless to say, the race got sloppier with each lap.  Great fun. Featured below (L to R) are John Marcinek, Pat Harrison, Walt Kero, JC McLaughlin, Ray Cederberg and Tom Roholt. Click "Read More" to see the picture enlarged.

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In the News

The following Beta Delta brothers were recognized in UM’s Montanan magazine Fall 2019 edition:

Dr. Bill Reynolds ‘52. Brother Bill ran track and served as student body president while earning his pre-med degree at the University of Montana.

Craig Anderson ‘76. Brother Craig retired after 34 years at Merrill Lynch. He was recognized by Barron’s magazine four times as Montana’s top financial adviser. In 2017, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from UM’s College of Business. Craig serves on the USS Montana Committee along with Beta Deltas Mike Halligan ‘75 and Greg Beach ‘79. (SIDE NOTE) Beta Delta was gifted the ship’s bell from the 1908 USS Montana by Prof. Frederick Scheuch. The Sigma Chi Bell, as it is now called, resides in the lobby of the Harry Adams Fieldhouse. A new USS Montana is under construction. It is a Virginia Class nuclear fast attack submarine and is scheduled to be launched in 2020.

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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.

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

Mission
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.