Balfour is a excellent leadership opportunity. All of the Sigma Chi Fraternity Executive Officers had the chance to make a long (but worthwhile) road trip to Chapel Hill, the home to The University of North Carolina. The college town was somewhat different from what we were used to. Yet, the leadership conference itself was a unique growing experience for a fraternity member. It is very interesting to get to visit with fellow Sigma Chi's from all over the country. Chapter's from different states (and especially those apart from the South) were very different from what I am used to. Theta Delta at the University of Southern Mississippi is only one of hundreds of chapter's nationwide. So it was a unique experience to get to build brotherhood with Sigma Chi's from all over the country. Most importantly, we met as chapter presidents in small group sessions where we were given the time to discuss issues within our chapter's. During this time, I was allotted great incite into how to resolve some of the issues facing my own fraternity and I was inspired to be the best leader I could possibly be here at the University of Southern Mississippi. Sigma Chi fosters leadership development in and outside of the confines of a stereotypical fraternity. So, Balfour boosted my motivation to make the most out of my senior year, and always do as Dr. Joe Paul says,
"Leave Southern Miss better than you found it."
Sigma Chi at the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, MS. One of our philanthropic events that Balfour gives us the opportunity to improve upon at the conference.
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