Blog Posts - Sigma Pi Fraternity



Hofstra fraternity accused of sickening hazing rituals, Chelsea paid me £50,000 to prevent child abuse revelations - Johnson

describes violence Hofstra fraternity accused of sickening hazing ritualsBy Chris Perez  December 6, 2016Members of the Sigma Pi fraternity at Hofstra University took hazing to new heights last year — with never-before-seen pictures depicting...

News and Updates from Sigma Pi Fraternity – Circa 1916

One of the many fascinating elements of reading past issues of The Emerald is generating a basic idea of the climate within a Sigma Pi chapter during the early years of the fraternity. I recently finished reading the January 1916 issue of The Emerald...
by JerseySmarts.com on Jun 21, 2016

Inspiring Words from Past Grand Sage William D. Akers

Over the last several months, I’ve spent some time reading through past issues of our fraternity’s national magazine, The Emerald. There are some truly inspiring words in these magazines. And those words are spoken in a tone of voice that...
by JerseySmarts.com on Jul 15, 2015

Sigma Pi’s Chapter Educational Fund Program is an Ideal Donation Option

While I understand that this entry may only apply to my brothers in Sigma Pi Fraternity, their families, and the friends of our fraternity, I think it also serves as a good discussion of why certain tax-deductible donations are better than others. Be...
by JerseySmarts.com on Mar 29, 2015

Thoughts Around Being an Alumni Volunteer for Sigma Pi

This is an entry that really only applies to my brothers in Sigma Pi Fraternity and, more specifically, those members who have graduated and gone on to become alumni volunteers for the Fraternity. In this piece, I provide my two golden rules of alumn...
by JerseySmarts.com on Jan 25, 2015

Video of My Presentation on Sigma Pi’s ACE Project

Last month, I gave a presentation about how to plan, perform, and follow-up on an award-winning ACE Project. The ACE Project is specific to Sigma Pi Fraternity and the presentation is really only relevant to Sigma Pi undergraduates and alumni volunte...
by JerseySmarts.com on Oct 30, 2014

Sigma Pi and Greek Life from October 1914 to October 2014

One hundred years ago today, Sigma Pi Fraternity published Volume II, Number 1 of The Emerald magazine. You can see the simple yet elegant cover of that one hundred year-old issue below. I believe that looking back at what was printed in The Emerald...
by JerseySmarts.com on Oct 1, 2014

Start the Weekend Right Link Series – Volume #2, Edition #2

Here’s hoping that you enjoyed last week’s return of the Start the Weekend Right Link Series. And just like last week I’ve got a bunch of great links for you to consider to begin this weekend with all of the knowledge that you need...
by JerseySmarts.com on Sep 5, 2014

Words of Wisdom in Sigma Pi’s First Issue of The Emerald

Several weeks ago my fraternity (Sigma Pi) made the entire history of our national magazine (The Emerald) available online. For those who enjoy reading about the history of our organization and learning more about the true foundations of the fraterna...
by JerseySmarts.com on Aug 25, 2014

Start the Weekend Right Link Series – Volume #1, Edition #1

Up until it shut down about a month ago, I was an avid user of Google Reader. For those of you who don’t know, Google Reader was a news and blog article aggregator. In other words, if you visited 3 – 4 blogs everyday and 3 – 4 news...
by JerseySmarts.com on Aug 2, 2013

The End Is Drawing Near… For My Student Loan Debt, That Is!

Did you read the last entry that I wrote about my student loan repayment? If not, then I encourage you to take a minute of your time and check it out. In that update I noted that my outstanding balance had fallen from $17 thousand all the way down in...
by JerseySmarts.com on May 21, 2013

Student Loan Balance Just About Sliced in Half – We’re Into Four Digits Now

Only a few days ago I posted an update about my deliberation on whether or not I should eliminate my student loan debt once and for all or play it safe and hold on to a portion of my accumulated home down payment money. Most of the people I asked sug...
by JerseySmarts.com on Apr 25, 2013

Reminiscing About My First $17 Thousand in Student Loan Debt

Warning: This has to be one of my longer entries on JerseySmarts.com. In this entry, I take a look back at what I was thinking and doing way back when I had only a meager $17 thousand in total student loan debt. Oh, and I’m talking about only h...
by JerseySmarts.com on Jan 18, 2013


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