An Introduction to Sigma Pi’s Spring 2018 Pledge Class

By Peter Gribizis ’21, Pledge Class President, March 2018

2018 plege class photo

Sigma Pi’s 2018 pledge class of 21 new members is a truly unique and diverse group of brothers, consisting of members from San Louis Obispo, Livermore, New York City, Greenwich, Monroe, Denver, Nairobi, Madrid, Philadelphia, Houston, Charlotte, Long Island, Harrison, Stamford, and Portland. Our diversity doesn’t only stem from our geographic and national origins but also from our studies; we have three information science majors, seven engineers, one bio. major in pre-med, one policy analysis and management major, one hotel administration major, one English major, four ILR majors, one AEM major, a biology and economics major, and a physics and economics major. In addition, Sigma Pi’s 2018 pledge class includes sophomore transfer students. Even with all of these differences, I could not feel any closer to my pledge class and firmly view them to be my brothers; I know any of them would also say the same.

What makes us unique is that we are indeed a very diverse group of brothers, not just by major, hometown, or class year, but also in personality and demeanor. Given our distribution of origin and study, it only makes sense that we encapsulate such contrasting senses of character. There is no stereotypical member within our pledge class. Yet, at the same time, I have never seen a more cohesive collection of 21 people. We are also a group of individuals that are incredibly driven and motivated. Two members are a part of project teams on campus, one has started and is the president of Cornell Blockchain, another is interning at a venture capital firm in New York City, and the rest of us are also involved in and leaders of an assortment of different clubs and programs on campus. We are driven, motivated, diverse, unique, and as close to one another as we possibly could be. We are Sigma Pi’s 2018 spring pledge class!