The Significant Sig Award is given to a brother who has excelled greatly in their field of study or occupation. The award was introduced in 1935 by Past Grand Consul L.A. Downs at the Grand Chapter banquet in Seattle. The first seven awards were given to George Ade, Roy Chapman Andrews, John T. McCutcheon, Chase S. Osborn, James Wallington, F. Dudleigh Vernor, and Samuel P. Cowley, three of which were Purdue Sigma Chi’s.
Delta Delta 1893 Election Date August 25, 1937 Because he is the great American Novelist. Because he is the only author twice to win the cherished Pulitzer prize. Because in 1933 he received the gold medal of the national institute of Arts and Letters for excellence of his life’s work in fiction. Because in “Penrod […]
Chase S. Osborn
Delta Delta 1880 Election Date September 5, 1935 Because you are the greatest orator in this or any other college fraternity. Because your devotion to and confidence in college youth has lead you to contribute several millions of dollars to institutions of higher learning in this country. Because as the “iron front hunter” you […]
John T. McCutcheon
Delta Delta 1889 Election Date September 5, 1935 Because he is the dean of American Cartoonists. Because he has always considered it a privilege to contribute his brilliant talents to the literature of his college fraternity. Because he loves Sigma Chi sufficiently to cut short an unprecedented trip of 20,000 miles to be our toastmaster […]
Delta Delta 1887 Election Date 1935 Because he is a great American humorist. Because he is truly Sigma Chi’s modern patron saint. Because for more than 50 years he has loved Purdue University and Delta Delta Chapter. Because of his active interest in the Fraternity through the years has been an inspiration to all Purdue […]