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Our Time Capsule will include a century of history at WSU

We are now compiling items to place into our Centennial Time Capsule to be buried under the front porch at the new Centennial Chapter House and opened in 50 years and in 100 years. If you have compelling Sigma Chi or WSU memoribilia from any year (since everything opened in the future will be vintage), please alert jeffburnside@outlook.com before May 2020.

The WSU Sigma Chi Fraternity has enjoyed 100 years of student leadership, generations of young men steeped in good character and with ambitious purposes. Sigma Chi and one other fraternity were the first at WSU. We're proud to have been the leader a century ago and a leader today. Our 905 active alumni members look forward to starting our next 100 years in our Centennial Chapter House beginning November 15, 2019.

Here are the donated items so far. What will you offer?

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Left to right starting above, a set of our architectural plans, bricks from the old colonial house (Eric Jarvi), our Centennial Medallion, a vintage Sweetheart pin next to a Consul's pin from 1953 (Val and MaryEllen Jensen), Val pinning MaryEllen outside the Theta house as she tried to unlock Val, a 1971 Norman Shield. Below, a woman's clutch with Sigma Chi pin as a gift for attending the Sweetheart Ball, a vast collection of house photos including group shots from the 1990's and 2000's, a Piss For Distance Trophy from the 1964 Miami Triad competition. Below that, a chapter newsletter from 1953 proclaiming plans to build a new chapter house. Then, 67 years later, we did.

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1952: "PLANS HAVE BEEN MADE TO BUILD A NEW HOUSE... AND HAVE NOW FINALLY SUCCEEDED." 67 YEARS AGO!

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1919 house opening November 15 HIGH REZ.
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Click to read a full resolution copy of our letter of support from

WSU President Kirk Schulz