Missed the Spring Banquet? Here are the Highlights

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Discovery of Zete Lore Leads to New Tradition 

The Sigma’s 2017 Annual Alumni Spring Banquet was held March 30, 2017 at the Racquet Club in Philadelphia with nearly 50 alums and actives in attendance from across all generations. 

Thanks to the hard work of Dick Guest '77 and Chris Rice '76, the showing from the ’70s classes was spectacularly strong, including some who were attending their first Alumni Spring Banquet. With elders’ graduation dates ranging from 2016 to over 50 years ago, it was a great evening of sharing memories and building new ones. A highlight of the banquet included each elder standing during dinner, introducing himself, and sharing one of his favorite memories from his days in the house. Not only did this bring a lot of laughs to the gathering, but also highlighted the strength, dedication, and history of the brotherhood.

In the mid-’90s, a brother named Chris Jennings '94 came upon an unused closet located on the 2nd floor of the Chapter House, which he subsequently adopted as his own and turned into what is now known as the Historian’s Closet. One of the current actives recently became inspired by the history and artifacts contained within the closet and he has since brought it back to life. Inside the closet, a hilarious composition was uncovered called, “Ode To The Sigma,” the author of which has yet to come forward…  This composition draws from many generations of hilarious Zete lore and was read for the first time at this year’s Spring Banquet. It will likely now become a staple reading for each Spring Banquet going forward.

A gathering in New York City this coming fall is in the works, so please keep an eye out for that. We are looking for new ways to bring Sigma alums together and would certainly welcome your ideas. Please feel free to reach out to Carter Caldwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time.

Check out additional photos from the evening in our Sigma's 2017 Annual Alumni Spring Banquet photo album.