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JUST ANNOUNCED: HALL OF FAME WINNERS

2023 Hall of Fame inductees Eric Bolstad, Brad Fulton, Bruce Titus, Bob Sherwood, Tracy Harris,

Bill Simpson and the family of Ty Hansell

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WSU fraternity recruitment is here. And so is your opportunity to get to know Sigma Chi, the dominant fraternity throughout North America and a WSU Sigma Chi chapter that offers so much. "You'll find it here." Call Recruitment Chair Kellen Miliken 360-216-9480 or find us on Instagram wsusigmachi

Sigma Chi headquarters picks our chapter as one of its best, again

When the largest and best fraternity in North America selects its WSU chapter for its highest honor, you know you've got a good thing going in Pullman

The Sigma Chi International Fraternity announced the Beta Upsilon chapter at Washington State University is the winner of the Petersen Significant Chapter Award - the second time in the last three years, said Michael Church, Executive Secretary of the General Fraternity, on August 5, 2023.

The award is given to chapters with priority on academics, community service, philanthropy and other valuable benchmarks achieved by its members. The Beta Upsilon chapter was founded 104 years ago and has set a WSU record for continuous, uninterrupted operations.

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2023 Recipients

Thompson, Titus named Beta Upsilon Significant Sigs

The Beta Upsilon chapter of Sigma Chi is being honored with two new Significant Sigs in one year - a rare thing.

 

Brother Bruce Titus (1979), owner of one of America's largest family-owned auto dealership groups, and Brother Bobby Thompson (1985), founder of one of America's top Third Party Logistics and General Transportation Services companies (just don't call it 'trucking'), were named the chapter's eighth and ninth Significant Sig awards, Sigma Chi Grand Consul Tim Sanderson announced in February.

Just one percent of all Sigma Chi's are awarded a Significant Sig honor given for achievement in business with an emphasis on community service.

Bruce and wife Linda live in Tacoma where he graduated from Bellarmine Prep in 1975. Bruce is a member of the Beta Upsilon pledge class of 1975, which now has two Significant Sigs in the same pledge class. Bruce was elected Consul in 1978. 

Bobby T., as we call him, lives near Portland with his wife Keli. Since selling his company, Bobby spends his free time fishing.

 

"Wow!! Speechless. Really an honor to call you guys my brothers," he said.

"Wow - what a surprise!!" Bruce said. "After all these years and all the good times we had. It is quite an honor!"

Both will attend the Sigma Chi Grand Chapter in Toronto this summer to take part in the highly-produced Significant Sig Award Ceremony emceed by another WSU Significant Sig Jeff Burnside.

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Significant Sig Bruce Titus, WSU 1979.

Beta Upsilon's previous Significant Sigs, graduation year and year of induction:

  • Bobby Thompson (1985) - 2023

    • Trucking

  • Bruce Titus (1979) - 2023

    • Automobile dealerships​

  • Jeff Pyatt (1981) - 2022

    • Lending​

  • Jeff Burnside (1979) - 2021

    • Investigative reporting​

  • Gordy Davis (1968) - 2020

    • Classroom video curriculum​

  • Bud Purdy (1938) - 2010

    • Rancher and conservationist​

  • Larry Culver (1963) - 1998

    • Courtyard Hotel franchisee​

  • Mike McCornick (1948) - 1981

    • U.S. Congressman​

  • Robert Stevenson (1929) - 1959

    • Industrial executive​

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Significant Sigs receive this beautiful medallion plus a special Significant Sig lapel pin and certificate.

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Significant Sig Bobby Thompson, WSU 1985.

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PHOTOS FROM GRAND OPENING

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Buy your book here: "One Saturday in November: 100-years of Sigma Chi at Washington State"

Beta Upsilon Sigs not present at the 2021 Grand Opening can now purchase a copy of the book "One Saturday in November: The 100-year history of Sigma Chi at Washington State University."

The new 100-page coffee table leather bound book was handed out at Grand Opening complimentary to all chapter alums and undergraduates living in the house.

There is a limited number of extra books ordered to meet demand. Cost is $100 for the book plus $10 for shipping. To buy your copy, send a $110 check made out to "Beta Upsilon Sigma Chi Club" and mail to Jeff Burnside, 11766 Hartford Way, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Sorry, we're not set up for online ordering. Books will go to the first checks received.

For details, go to special page here.

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HEARTBREAKING: This and other never-before-seen 2003 photos of the demolition of the "old colonial" house taken and preserved by Carroll Hayden have now been published in our new book.

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