Sweetheart Program

The girl of my dreams is the sweetest girl, of all the girls I know ...
~From the lyrics of The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi

Who is a Sweetheart?

Sigma Chis often refer to their wives and girlfriends as "sweethearts," and undergraduates elect official chapter sweethearts each year. The Fraternity selects one International Sweetheart to serve as an ambassador to the membership for a two-year period.

Chapter Sweethearts

The chapter sweetheart has the opportunity to make a great impact on the chapter that she serves. Former International Sweetheart, Amy Jackson, has created some resources for you to download. As sweetheart, you have a perspective that no one else in Sigma Chi can offer. Here are her tips about how you can positively affect your chapter:

International Sweetheart 

 International Sweetheart Kelsey MaggardThe International Sweetheart of Sigma Chi has held a distinguished role in our organization since Barbara Tanner was first crowned in 1948 by Significant Sig John Wayne, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1929. Since then, an International Sweetheart has been chosen once every two years at Grand Chapter. Each young woman has represented the ideals of the White Cross and lived Sigma Chi's core values of Friendship, Justice and Learning while making her own personal contributions to the Fraternity. Long after her official term is over, the International Sweetheart maintains a special place in the Fraternity. Click here to view a list of past International Sweethearts. 

At the 2015 Grand Chapter, undergraduate delegates voted Kelsey Maggard the Fraternity's 2015 to 2017 International Sweetheart. Kelsey graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2015, where she majored in communication sciences and disorders. She is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Fraternity and is pursuing a master's degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Louisville.

You may email Kelsey with questions or requests for visits at kelsey.maggard@sigmachi.com. You can also contact Headquarters at sweetheart@sigmachi.org with questions for Kelsey. Please keep in mind that should you wish to host a visit for the International Sweetheart, the chapter is responsible for covering all of her travel expenses.


The 2017 to 2019 Internatioanal Sweetheart application is now live. To nominate your chapter sweetheart, please click here.