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History is Made at Grand Chapter

Grand Chapter in Coastal Virginia marks the 54th Grand Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. Alpha Sigma Phi's Grand Chapter heritage dates back to 1907.

The following milestones have happened as a result of the convening of Grand Chapter.

  • 2016 - Frank Beamer, one of college football's most winningest head coaches, was initiated as a brother of Alpha Sigma Phi.
  • 2012 - More than 70 legislative charges were passed at Grand Chapter, including making the Membership Education Director a H-Office (HD)
  • 2010 - The CLVEN - National House Corporation created and funded by undergraduate delegates
  • 2008 - LIVESTRONG Adopted as the Fraternity's National Philanthropy

Grand Chapter, formerly the National Convention, is held every even year. The primary purpose of Grand Chapter is to provide a convention at which major Fraternity decisions are made. Alpha Sigma Phi is primarily an undergraduate-run fraternity and chapter delegates are charged with forming policy at Grand Chapter. The Staff must organize meetings for tackling issues such as Grand Council elections, dues assessments, Ritual modifications, and other significant decisions on which votes are required. Therefore, in addition to learning about the fundamentals of being an Alpha Sig and meeting hundreds of Brothers from other chapters, Grand Chapter is a pivotal meeting in the life of our Fraternity. The following is a list of previous host cities:

  • 1907  Marietta, Ohio
  • 1908  New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1909  Champaign, Illinois
  • 1910  Marietta, Ohio
  • 1911  Columbus, Ohio
  • 1912  Detroit, Michigan
  • 1913  New York, New York
  • 1915  San Francisco, California
  • 1919  Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1921  Chicago, Illinois
  • 1923  Columbus, Ohio
  • 1925  Washington, D.C.
  • 1927  Estes Park, Colorado
  • 1929  Ithaca, New York
  • 1932  Los Angeles, California
  • 1936  New York, New York
  • 1937  Champaign, Illinois
  • 1940  Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1946  Marietta, Ohio
  • 1948  Bedford, Pennsylvania
  • 1950  Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • 1952  Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania
  • 1954  Port Huron, Michigan
  • 1956  Carmel, California
  • 1958  Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania
  • 1960  Marietta, Ohio
  • 1962  Bal Harbour, Florida
  • 1964  West Point, New York
  • 1966  Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • 1968  Pasadena, California
  • 1970  Bal Harbour, Florida
  • 1972  Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1974  Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
  • 1976  Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
  • 1978  Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
  • 1980  Nashville, Indiana
  • 1982  Bethany, West Virginia
  • 1984  Champaign, Illinois
  • 1986  Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1988  Columbus, Ohio
  • 1990  Washington, D.C.
  • 1992  Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1994  Chicago, Illinois
  • 1996  St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1998  Norfolk, Virginia
  • 2000  Washington, D.C.
  • 2002  Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2004  Columbus, Ohio
  • 2006  Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 2008  Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2010  New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2012  Chicago, Illinois
  • 2014  Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World
  • 2016  Norfolk, Virginia (Coastal Virginia)

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