The Order of Constantine
Each year, the Order of Constantine recognizes a group of up to 14 Sigma Chi brothers for their commitment, dedication and service to the Fraternity. Induction into the Order of Constantine is considered to be the highest honor that the Sigma Chi Fraternity bestows upon one of its members. The honor of being named an “Order of Constantine Sig” has been conferred on just over 670 brothers since the Order's inception at the 47th Grand Chapter in 1948.
Officers and Members
Click here to view the list of current and past officers of the Order of Constantine.
Robert J. Shortle Jr., President
4415 Deerfield Village Dr.
Houston, TX 77084-3212
D. Jerry Nelson, Vice President
2870 Polk Ave.
Ogden, UT 84403
Richard A. Mayoh, Treasurer/Secretary
PO Box 159
Conover, WI 54519-0159
To view a list of members of the Order of Constantine by class year, please click here.
To view a sortable list of members by last name, chapter or state of residence, please click here.
Click here to download the pertinent Governing Laws and the Bylaws of the Order of Constantine.
- Dec. 31 — Nomination period closes, nomination forms and updated information on nominees due.
- January/February — Selection Committee reviews pool of nominations. Up to 14 inductees are selected.
- March — Announcement of annual class of inductees.
June — Presentation of inductees at Grand Chapter/Grand Council.
Once nominations are closed for the year, the Selection Committee will review and consider the qualifications of the pool of nominees and then make their final determination. The review process will commence Feb. 1, with the annual class of the Order of Constantine being announced in March. Induction ceremonies will be held annually at either Grand Chapter or Grand Council. Inductees who are unable to attend the induction ceremony at Grand Chapter or Grand Council may choose to receive their Order of Constantine certificate, lapel pin, medallion and/or wall plaque at a local Sigma Chi event.
Nominate a Brother
The nominator is charged with the responsibility of providing the Order of Constantine with accurate, up-to-date information on the activities and accomplishments of a nominee. The impact of a brother's service to Sigma Chi and the results he has helped to achieve will carry more weight with the Selection Committee than a lengthy list of activities performed. During the review process, members of the Selection Committee may contact the nominator to discuss/verify the credentials of the nominee and/or to obtain additional information. Members of the Order of Constantine who are familiar with the accomplishments of a nominee may also be invited to participate in the screening process.
Each nominee must receive a minimum of five letters of endorsement (the nomination form plus at least four additional letters of endorsement — i.e., the nomination form will count as an endorsement from the nominator if they did not submit a letter of nomination along with the form). At least three of the five must be from current members of the Order of Constantine. Letters of support should only be sought from Sigma Chi brothers who have personal knowledge of the activities and credentials of a nominee. That group includes members of the Order of Constantine, Grand Officers including Grand Trustees and Grand Praetors, presidents of local house corporations, presidents of local alumni chapters and Consuls of local undergraduate chapters.
The deadline for the receipt of nomination forms and supplemental information pertaining to a nominee is Dec. 31. Completed nomination forms, letters of endorsement, supplemental information and a recent photo of the nominee should be mailed to: The Order of Constantine, Sigma Chi Fraternity International Headquarters, 1714 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201; or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination materials can also be faxed to (847) 869-4906.
Click here to access the nomination form.