Welcome, to the official website of Sigma Chi Omega, Multicultural Fraternity Incorporated, established by ten dedicated individuals on October 11, 1993 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. These gentlemen laid the foundation for the first multicultural-interest fraternity at UCSB, dedicated to the idea of multicultural values and a genuine commitment to our community. After over two decades, we continue to build upon our founders' ideals while challenging the traditional perception of fraternal organizations. Our organization is one that accepts differences, embraces them, and teaches others to do the same.
In 1993, ten men set out to create an organization that was greatly needed at the University of California, Santa Barbara. These men, our founding fathers, realized that there was a need for a group that transcended the existing barriers on campus, within the Greek system, and in the social strata. This group was one that accepted members for reasons previously unknown to the community. Their ideas for membership went beyond racial and cultural barriers thereby creating Sigma Chi Omega Multicultural Fraternity. The organization became the first multicultural interest fraternity to be founded at the UC Santa Barbara campus.
Since its inception, Sigma Chi Omega has been an organization dedicated to the idea of multicultural values and a genuine commitment to our community. After two decades of strong brotherhood we continue to build upon our founders' ideals as well as challenging the traditional perception of fraternal organizations. Our organization is one that accepts differences, embraces them, and teaches others to do the same.
Our accolades include improving the representation of local/regional Greeks on campus by taking a crucial role in the founding of the United Fraternity/Sorority Council (UFSC). Additionally, our fraternity has received various campus awards for our involvement. We have also implemented and created our annual Multicultural Show that brings together student organizations to honor and celebrate the different cultures that grace our campus. In order to highlight our founders' ideals of the body, we also host the annual Spring Jam, which is a basketball tournament that brings together community members in recreational activity.
Whereas traditional organizations rest on what they have been, Sigma Chi Omega is committed to envisioning what we can become. Our brothers do not view culture as a limiting factor, but rather as shared ideals, values, and traditions. It is through our shared fraternity values of mind, body and brotherhood that we embrace cultural differences to create the unique bond the brothers of Sigma Chi Omega Multicultural Fraternity share. Presently, Sigma Chi Omega Fraternity Incorporated is nearing its fifteenth year of existence. The brothers realize there are many chapters to be written and are anxious to see what the future holds.