James Appointed to International Sigma Nu High Council

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 3, 2003 — Terry James, a senior criminal justice major from Jackson, Mo., was appointed to Sigma Nu fraternity’s international High Council Sept. 25.

The High Council is the governing body of the international fraternity which oversees the general fraternity’s operation and reviews and establishes policies governing all undergraduate chapters of the fraternity.  James is one of four current undergraduate student members selected to hold a voting position on the High Council from 196 active chapters and colonies across North American campuses.

While attending Southeast, James has served as president of the Criminal Justice Student Association and will complete a one-year term as president of the Southeast chapter of Sigma Nu in December.  He also is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders program, a student facilitated leadership development program, and has recently been selected as a student justice on the All University Judicial Board.

Sigma Nu chartered the Mu Kappa chapter at Southeast Oct. 24, 1994.  The chapter currently resides at 1409 N. Sprigg, the former Shivelbine residence.  Its annual philanthropy event, the Panama Jack Classic, benefits Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded officially Jan. 1, 1869, by three cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in response to the system of physical abuse and hazing of underclassmen at VMI.  Sigma Nu was North America’s first “Honor” fraternity.  For a century and a quarter, Sigma Nu chapters have strived to fulfill the mission set by their Founders – to develop men who teach and follow the principles of love, truth and honor daily.

For more information regarding the Southeast chapter, visit http://www6.semo.edu/sigmanu/ and for information regarding the general fraternity, visit http://www.sigmanu.org.  Information regarding Greek Life at Southeast Missouri State University can be found by visiting http://www.semo.edu/studentlife/greeklife.htm.