our HISTORy

THEY LEAD THE WAY

fall 1965
first HOUSE meeting

1965:

A small group of Nevada Southern University (NSU) undergrads lead by Tim Toth gathered in his dorm room and lay out a plan to form a Sigma Chi Chapter on the Campus of NSU (Now UNLV). 

1965-68:

Chi Sigma Chi membership grows to over 50 members, including 40 Football, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Track, and Golf lettermen, 2 Student Senators, and the University Student body President and DOMINANTE every category of FRATERNITY life on campus.

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XEX

1968:

Chi Sigs not only exceeded in athletics but excelled at putting on theme social events as evidenced by throwing the first UNLV "Toga Party"! 1O year hence a "LandMark 70's Comedy" portrayed a fraternity "Toga Party" remarkably similar right down to bros gator'ing to the tunes of Wilson Picket. And no, you can't dance with our dates!

Sigma chi fraternity FIRMLY PLANTS ITS FLAG onto unlv CAMPUS

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1968:

Chi Sigs had accomplished XEX FOUNDER Tim Toth's dream and are installed as Zeta Chi Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity in March of 1968, receiving coveted Sigma Chi Fraternity Charter ushering in a new era and ability to fly the "White Cross" flag over their humble off-campus house, prompting IFC members to flee UNLV, shed clothes, and run into the desert.

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1968

Newly colonized Zeta Chi-Sig House Dominate: IFC and Registered Student Organizations Intramurals, Iron Man Competition, and Greek Week.

VIETNAM ERA WARTIME SIGS

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FRAT RAT         FLEET FOOT              LATHROP                      MEAT

 DUKE             RUTHLESS      D.I. DICK          MR. ROBERTS  flyboy

1966-1972:

Many Zeta Chi Sigs served their country during Vietnam. Not in photo Raph Ambrose, Bill Dunch (Coast Guard), Joe Coon (Army), Jack Redivivo (Army). Dennis Hall (Marines) Gary Meader and Joe Karrafa (Navy).  

1969:

A handful of Bros gather in Park to replicate a photo of a popular 60's album design of the time while war in Vietnam rages.  

Naples, a place untold life long friendships were born 

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1971:

 Air Force Fighter Squadron Commander, Col., and Sig Alumni LEGEND "Wolf Bennet", helps Sigs purchase Naples House next to ATO's. Naples was home to epic parties and pucker factor10 rooftop cannonball dives.

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1973:

Sigs CONTINUES to Dominate IFC and Registered Student Organization Intramurals competition.

1975:

Sigs and Little Sigma's gather for photo op!

1979: Sigma Chi's remain perenial football champions!  

1982: Produced a solid class of Sigma Chi's who would go on to capture numerous championships and keep the Sigma Chi flying high over UNVL for many years!  

las vegas sig alumni celebrate benchmark Reunions  

1991 - 25th Reunion:

Bros meet up to reminisce at Hines Ranch. Mr. Hines was a highly successful Sigma Chi attorney who allowed Las Vegas Sigs to throw parties in his eclectic Club House that was home to best parties EVER and a place many a Sig met a future wife...or got chased around the Ranch by Hines ostraches. 

1990's:

The '90s produced a number of "outstanding" new bros as evidenced in their composite chapter photo.

2001 - 35th Reunion:

Mike "Rio" Riorden hosts a massive Friday nite bar-b-que at his hacienda. Joe Wilcox performs a "miracle"...getting over 250 Sigs and their Significant others to put on their Sunday best and attend a gala event at the Monter Carlo ballroom.

time marches on and new generations take the reins

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1999 -2000:

Apologies for the photo cut and paste job. It was taken from the UNLV yearbook. The best composite picture of Sigma Chi's ever. 

2005 - :

New era of "Young Sigs" carrying on the tradition of mixing Sigma Chi athleticism and good times.