The mission of the Board of Grand Trustees is to assist house corporations in the acquisition, construction, renovation and maintenance of chapter houses that are appropriate residences for our brothers, and worthy of the reputation of Sigma Chi. Grand Trustees are senior elected volunteer officers who serve terms of four years. There are 18 Grand Trustees at any given time, nine of whom are elected at each Grand Chapter.
Their mandate is to oversee chapter housing-related programs and to consult with house corporations and others who hold property for the benefit of undergraduate chapters. Meeting as a board, they serve as the Fraternity’s “think tank,” making periodic recommendations to the Executive Committee and providing solutions to such areas of concern as liability coverage and mortgage financing through the development of the Risk Management Foundation and Constantine Capital Inc.
Individual Grand Trustees deliver assistance directly to house corporations and hosts an annual House Corporation Officers Training Seminar (HCOTS). The Grand Trustees also serve the undergraduate chapters by consulting in house operations, risk management and corporate governance, and serve as resources in areas related to their specific expertise (law, fund raising, construction, etc.); represent the International Fraternity at events such as chapter house dedications, chapter installations and alumni functions; promote the interests of Sigma Chi within university communities and the public-at-large; and are members of the Grand Council.