PROPER STANDARDS FOR EMERALD SUBMISSIONS:
Executive Office should always be used as opposed to Headquarters, HQ, home office, nationals and internationals.
Chapter names are always hyphenated unless designated by a singular Greek letter
Example: Alpha, Beta-Beta, Gamma-Gamma
Do not put the word "the" in front of any chapter name.
Example: Wrong – The Alpha-Alpha Chapter received 50 efficiency points this year.
Example: Right – Alpha-Alpha Chapter received 50 efficiency points this year.
Capitalize the word "chapter" when it follows the chapter name.
Example: Alpha-Beta Chapter received 50 efficiency points this year.
Officer positions are not capitalized unless they are followed by a proper name giving the individual title recognition.
Example: Sage James Miller and the second counselor, third counselor and herald worked hard on the event.
Instead of saying Greek or Greek Life, say Fraternity or Fraternity and Sorority Life.
University and college are never capitalized unless it is part of a proper name.
Example: Michigan State University is a Big 10 campus. The university is a part of the Big 10.
Members are either undergraduate or alumni. Never actives – this implies that the alumni are not active in Sigma Pi when many alumni are actively involved.
Individual brothers should be listed in the following style. The year is listed as the graduation year of the brother:
Example: John Doe (ΑΑ, University of America ‘03)
Example: John Doe (Alpha-Alpha, University of America ‘03)
When a chapter has been referenced prior to the the inclusion of an individual brother’s name, the following style should be used:
Example: Alpha-Alpha Chapter has one brother on staff at the Executive Office, John Doe (‘03).
Always put the title of any Past Grand officers in front of their names.
Example: PGS Chris Brown (Gamma-Eta, Rutgers ’81), PGS George Hakim (Gamma-Alpha, Detroit-Mercy ’78) and PGS John Kitch (Eta, Purdue ’73) all met at the conference.
The term "Sigma Pi’s" should not be used. Instead, use “the Sigma Pi” when applicable.
Wrong: Sigma Pi’s members were on the quad for their philanthropy event.
Right: The Sigma Pi members were on the quad for their philanthropy event.