The Dance Book

by Dave Trimmer '76

You look at the names and something gnaws at your memory. It wasn't all the once-young guys you sort of recognize and try to remember. Amid the handshakes, backslaps and hugs that highlighted Homecoming 2017 for Sigma Chis at the University of Montana were several moments that make 1110 Gerald special.

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Character is the Measure of a Man

John Bohlinger, ’60, shares how his character was formed at Sigma Chi

John Bohlinger defines a man by his character. As a dedicated family man, business man, and former government official, John admits that character wasn’t always as important to him, or at least he didn’t realize it until his years at Sigma Chi. “During that time of my life, I hadn’t thought much about character, other than if a person was friendly or not or fun to with,” he explains. “Through my membership in Sigma Chi and the friendships formed there, I learned that character is the measure of a man, as found in his moral strength, self-discipline and fortitude. These are also all qualities found in friendships that are lasting and true.”

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The Role Of The House Director

“I took on the role of Beta Delta's first House Director in September 2017. For those of you that attended UM during the late 60s, I am Buzz Blastic's son. After 17 years of teaching and 20+ seasons coaching in Washington, Alaska and Montana, it's sublime to be back in Missoula working with Beta Delta. I was hired by Beta Delta House Corporation to assist with property management issues. When it comes to Active Chapter, I try to give advice when requested and not interfere with its operations. In other words, I don’t clean up their messes.

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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.