The Delta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Chi
The Delta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Chi was founded on January 22, 1949. At the time of it’s founding, it became Sigma Chi’s 131st chapter and Canada’s third chapter.
Located at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Delta Omicron Chapter is the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization on it’s campus.
The chapter is active both terms of the year: Fall and Winter. It holds numerous social, philanthropic and leadership building events in and around the Vancouver area.
To read about chapter news and find out about the events it hosts, see the section.
To find out more about the Delta Omicron Chapter, please see the Delta Omicron Chapter website.
Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship
Brother Crane contributed to the on-going success of the Delta Omicron Chapter at the University of British Columbia continuously from his initiation in 1957 until his passing in 2013. He was an active force in keeping the Chapter alive during a number of critical periods of low enrolment, and for the construction of two chapter houses. He served in recruitment and as a two term Consul in his undergraduate days, in almost every alumni role thereafter. He ran a successful law practice, and helped countless brothers to achieve successful careers. His positive nature and his enthusiasm for life were contagious. In 2000, he was elected to the Order of Constantine, and in 2004 received a Grand Consul’s Citation for his role in the construction of the current chapter house.
The Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship is for UBC Brothers only. The Canadian Foundation administers the funding contributions and payout as directed by the Alumni Chapter/House Corp/Chapter Advisor in Vancouver. Interested Applicants should contact the designated contact in Vancouver.
A bit of history of this Chapter :
excerpts from “The Centennial History of the Sigma Chi Fraternity” by Robert M. Collett, Denison ’15.
Sigma Chi’s fourth Canadian chapter was established on January 22, 1949, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. It was named Delta Omicron. This made another campus on which the Miami Triad was completed.
Grand Praetor H. H. Whithed of Seattle headed the installing group. The initiation of 40 men took place in the Stanley Park Pavilion.
Dr. William R. Scott, Dalhousie ’36, a resident of Vancouver, was one of the strongest sponsors of the new chapter and became its first Chapter Adviser. He was toastmaster at the banquet in the Mayfair Room of the Hotel Vancouver. Approximately 100 attended. After the traditional toasts to the King and to the President of the United States, a representative of the University and several members of other fraternities on the campus welcomed Sigma Chi to Vancouver. Grand Consul Sam C. Bullock welcomed the new chapter into the Sigma Chi fold.