Being an organization that upholds an amazing set of values and teaches leadership skills has led members of Sigma Chi to various levels of success and fame. From professional sports, to film, to politics, to music, to CEOs, Sigma Chi's are present in various industries. The following are just some of the many Sigma Chi's throughout history that have left a huge impact on the world and a more extensive list of Significant Sigs can be found here..
John Wayne - USC 1929
John Wayne is best known for his many roles as an honorable cowboy throughout a storied acting career. He was the recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor for his 1970 appearance in True Grit. Never one to limit himself, Wayne performed often with the USO for American troops around the world. He is often quoted having said "Men join fraternities. Leaders of men join Sigma Chi." He died in 1979 at the age of 72.
Brad Pitt - Mizzou 1982
Brad Pitt is one of the most recognizable actors in the world, famous especially for his roles in Fight Club, the Ocean’s Eleven franchise, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in the latter.
Drew Brees - Purdue 2001
Drew Brees is the quarterback of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League, and is considered by many analysts to be one of the finest quarterbacks of his era. He led the Saints to victory in Super Bowl XLIV and holds the NFL all-time records for passing yards, passing touchdowns, and is tied for the most touchdown passes in a game.
David Letterman - Ball State 1969
David Letterman was the host of The Late Show on CBS from 1992 to 2015, the longest serving late-night talk show host in American television history. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential comedians of his generation. Since retirement, Letterman has begun hosting a Netflix interview series called “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman”.
Grover Cleveland - Michigan 1893
Grover Cleveland was the 22nd President of the United States, and was initiated as an honorary Sigma Chi by the University of Michigan chapter. To this date, he remains the only President in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms. He has been praised by many historians for his integrity, honesty, and excellent leadership. Cleveland remains the only Sigma Chi to become President and was inaugurated while wearing his Sigma Chi badge.
Luke Bryan - Georgia Southern 1999
Luke Bryan is a country music singer and songwriter. He has produced twenty three number one hits and won numerous awards from the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Country Music Association. Bryan has frequently advocated on causes like cancer, AIDS/HIV, and disaster relief.
Other Notable Alumni by Industry
For a more extensive list of notable alumni organized by industry/field, please follow this link: Other Notable Alumni.