2017 Winner of Cornell University’s Outstanding Chapter and Outstanding Service to the Community Awards

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Lyft: Owning a Car Won't Make Sense by 2025

Squawk Box on CNBC

Squawk Box on CNBC, co-hosted by Sigma Pi alumnus Andrew Sorkin ’99, recently featured fellow Sigma Pi alumnus John Zimmer ’06, co-founder of Lyft, as a guest on the show. Read more …


With Alumni Support, the Educational Foundation’s $60,000 Grant for the Learning Commons pushes the D&L Campaign into the Home Stretch

Largest Grant in Foundation’s History Ensures Project Construction Will Begin on Time

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An Introduction to Sigma Pi’s Spring 2018 Pledge Class

2018 plege class photo

Sigma Pi’s 2018 pledge class of 21 new members is a truly unique and diverse group of brothers. Read more …


13th Annual Sigma Pi NYC Career Event

The 13th Annual Sigma Pi NYC Career Event took place November 9 and 10, with 16 undergrads and over 30 alumni participating. Read more …


Homecoming ’17 / Zoltan Reunion:
Undergraduates and Alumni Have a Great Weekend Together!

Zoltan performs

Homecoming weekend 2017 was a huge success, with a large alumni turnout coming back to the house to hear Zoltan. Read more …


Help Brother Mark Lonski '93, his wife Julie, and their young son Cruz rebuild their home and lives destroyed by Hurricane Irma

Please visit the link below to participate in the effort to raise $50,000 to help Mark Lonski ’93 and his wife Julie, help rebuild their lives along with their young son, Cruz. Hurricane Irma destroyed their home in St. John.

Help Mark and his wife rebuild.


Mark and Julie left NYC after September 11, 2001, to start a new life in paradise, on the island of St. John. They started a business (Property King), putting Mark's Cornell-honed botany skills to work, while Julie's business acumen ran the office. Now their home is destroyed. Let's do what we can to help our Brother get back on his feet.


Mu Chapter Awarded Outstanding Chapter
and Outstanding Service to the Community

Sigma Pi is proud to announce that we were recognized for two major chapter awards at the Susan H. Murphy Sorority and Fraternity Community Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 30. Read more …


Cornell Mentors Strive to Help Ithaca Youth Reach Potential

By Trey Aguirre, Cornell Daily Sun

Cornell’s chapter of College Mentors For Kids — a national mentoring program based in Indianapolis — is celebrating its fourth consecutive year of operations, according to the David DellaPelle ’17, the organization’s president. Read more on the Daily Sun's website.


Committee Launched to Explore Kitchen and Dining Modernization

By Jarett Wait ’80

The Alumni Kitchen and Dining Committee, chaired by Brian Finneran ’81 and Steve Pirozzi ’80, is forming a strategic committee to develop a much needed plan for modernizing and redesigning the fraternity’s kitchen and dining infrastructure. We are reaching out to alumni who would like to be a part of the committee that will develop a plan to bring us up to date. Those with experience in the hospitality, restaurant, food industry, etc. are needed. If you are interested in joining the committee, please email Brian Finneran or Steve Pirozzi.

Today’s undergraduate brothers require flexible, 24/7 access to the kitchen. We currently have 10 distinct meal periods weekly, Sunday through Thursday. In addition to the daily meals, the kitchen is also fully stocked with ready-to-cook frozen foods, cereals and oatmeal, milk and OJ, breakfast bars, breads, and a deli bar with vegetables, deli meats, and salads. Dining facilities can accommodate 50 to 75 people at one time. Brotherhood dinners, during which the majority of the brotherhood makes time to eat together, occur on Sundays after chapter meetings and on Thursdays.

The kitchen and dining facilities have not been upgraded since the rebuilding of the fraternity after the fire in the early 1990s. Students’ requirements for flexible dining times, modern/clean facilities, and flexibility on healthy menu options are becoming increasingly important when attracting new brothers to the fraternity. Research from Inside Higher Ed suggests that 50% of college students today say that the dining program is an important factor in their decision to join a particular fraternity. Forty percent of college students today avoid consuming at least one type of animal product. Students are looking for menus designed to provide a variety of fresh/balanced options to meet their dietary preference. Two out of three students are regularly exploring new foods.


 

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