As promised, the Brotherhood will be heard. An anonymous author from San Diego State University tells his story as a brother of the Sigma Chi fraternity. The #90 Snitch and #16 Importance of Secrecy play a large role, as always. It’s an unfortunate, yet recurring story of betrayal within the brotherhood.
I’m writing this as an anonymous source to tell a gripping tale of
true heart break.
Recently Sigma Chi at San Diego State University was kicked off campus
for a hazing allegation. 60 plus years of tradition, brotherhood, and
legendary tales down the drain. They took our house, they took our
composites, they took our letters, hell they’re even taking the white
cross that is cemented to the ground outside of Sigma Chi Delta Xi.
And you know why?
You see here at Sigma Chi Delta Xi we believe that you get what you
earn, and that means those letters. You don’t write them, you don’t
wear them, hell you don’t even think about them until you are
initiated. I learned this through my process of pledge ship and it was
the best experience I’ve ever been through.
One of the spring pledges this semester who previously pledged two
semesters ago, was given a THIRD FUCKING BID. He pledged with me until
the smiley fuck dropped.
He made it to the third ritual into his spring pledegship, a week
before initiation was scheduled to start. During said ritual, he
sprained his ankle. After the fact, no one ever heard from him again.
Not his pledge brothers, not the JI’s, not even his Magister were
aware of his whereabouts.
A couple days later, the day I-week was to start, school officials
came to the door claiming they’ve heard reports of a dungeon, in which
we refer to as the pit. In said dungeon they heard reports of push ups
on broken glass and calisthenics. This forced us to go through a
membership review with nationals in order to keep our charter. Turns
out, it didn’t go our way and now their is a criminal investigation
What breaks my heart is how one person can bring an entire, beautiful
organization down. What’s worse to think is that I vouched for him
during a time. I had his back. Next thing you know he goes and stabs
me in it. It’s funny, I was doing the same ritual with even more
severe injuries. My pledge brothers had to carry me due to them and
you know what, I stuck with it because I knew in the end it would be
the most rewarding thing I’ve ever experienced.
And the worst part is, we had to give up what Delta Xi ritual is. Hell
the allegations weren’t even true. Push ups on glass…how does that
build men into that of good character.
I just want to let you know, if your reading this, you should feel
ashamed of yourself. Not only because of what you did to so many great
young men, the likes of which are the opposite of you. But how you can
potentially send some of the greatest, sincere, high-minded gentlemen
I’ve met in my entire life to a correctional facility.
You gave up on yourself and I think you need to re-evaluate yourself
as a person. It’s voluntary, and that’s a message to any other
simpleton out there that wants to ruin it for the good of the order.
You may be able to take our house, you may be able to take away our
letters and materialistic values. But deep, deep down you cannot take
away the fact that I am a Sigma Chi DELTA XI, and our brotherhood is
strong. I’m glad you never got the chance to experience it. Live long
In Hoc Signo Vinces
Long Live Delta Xi
You can check out Sigma Chi at San Diego State University here: http://www.sigmachisdsu.com/. Once again, the brotherhood is only as strong as the brothers who stand behind it. In this day in age, it doesn’t take much to bring it all crashing down.
Thoughts? Sound off in the comments below.
It’s not hazing. It’s brotherhood.