COVID-19 has done unprecedented damage across the world, on behalf of the Mu Epsilon chapter, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families affected by Covid-19. The Mu Epsilon chapter of Sigma Chi is continuing to provide both kinds of connections to their members as they finish their spring semester online. The Executive Board meetings resumed meetings via video conferencing in late March, and chapter meetings are being held weekly through Zoom. Through the diligence and hard work of our Executive Board, led by the Mu Epsilon president, Hunter Apteker, our chapter has been operating at a remarkable level. Keeping daily operations functional, while maintaining the brotherhood and spirit of our members. 

 

       Ryan Cullen, the active Design Chair for our chapter, collaborated with the wonderful team at Merch House to initiate a COVID-19 relief campaign. All proceeds for “Stay Home, Save Lives” T-shirt are being donated to the Frontline Responders Fund. Doctors, nurses and hospital staff are the real action heroes of this crisis. We have an opportunity and a responsibility to provide them with personal protective equipment right now to keep them safe as they fight this virus. With the vast shortage of medical supplies across our country, it is our duty to help those who are on the frontlines of this pandemic. Please feel free to click HERE to support this wonderful cause by purchasing the Sigma Chi “Stay Home, Save Lives” T-shirt, which is made available in two styles, one for all Sigma Chi members and alumni, and another style for family and friends. 

 

       This past Easter Sunday, the Mu Epsilon chapter successfully completed its Executive Board elections via Zoom. Thanks to the hard work of our president, Hunter Apteker, the Mu Epsilon chapter was able to hold elections and vote in the comfort of our members’ homes. Special shoutout to our 2020-2021 Pro-consul and consul, Alex Skourtis and Jake Shiering. Updates on the rest of our positions will come in the next couple of days.

 

        Though COVID-19 cut the 2020 spring semester short, the Mu Epsilon chapter continues to follow the Sigma Chi code of conduct, embodying what it truly means to be a Sigma Chi. Leading by example in their communities, and the hard work our members are doing to keep the Mu Epsilon chapter running during this unprecedented time, Sigma Chi continues to set the standard of true leadership and honor. These are trying times, to say the least, but the resilience and revolutionary spirit that define this great Fraternity – its chapters, members, and alumni – will see us through, and we will be stronger for it. 

 

       In Hoc, 

 

      Artie Vidal 

         

          Web Design Chairman

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2020

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