Statement by the Sigma Chi International Fraternity
News Release—For Immediate Release
Monday, June 17, 2019
We are stunned to learn that Peter Schellenbach, the former president of the Sigma Chi Home Association, which is the housing corporation for the local Sigma Chi chapter at Northwestern University, has been charged by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office for stealing a significant amount of funds from the association. Although the Sigma Chi International Fraternity does not directly manage or govern this association, we were shocked to learn of these allegations, as they are not consistent with the values of our Fraternity. We strongly encourage everyone connected with our chapter at Northwestern to fully support Attorney General Kwame Raoul in his prosecution, as the association and the undergraduate members it works to benefit are the true victims in this unfortunate situation. In the event that the accused is found guilty in a court of law, we believe Mr. Schellenbach should face the consequences of his actions and be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Michael J. Church
Sigma Chi International Fraternity
Sigma Chi is one of the largest collegiate fraternities with undergraduate chapters at 236 universities and colleges and more than 250,000 living members. Sigma Chi provides a welcoming environment for young men of different temperaments, talents and convictions to enjoy a unique lifelong bond that extends far beyond college. Through world-class leadership training, extensive mentoring programs, and a strong focus on academic achievement, Sigma Chi sets itself apart as the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization, challenging its members to live by its core values and exemplify character-in-actionTM in every aspect of their lives.