Mom’s Club

Sigma Chi Moms Club started in 1922 with the following mission statement: “To assist the active and new pledge brothers of the Kappa Kappa Chapter of Sigma Chi in improving the house.  To foster lasting relationships with our sons, their fraternity brothers, and the Sigma Chi Moms group”. Sigma Chi Moms Club’s inception coincided with the first celebration of Sigma Chi’s Mom’s Weekend at University of Illinois.  

The main responsibility of the Moms Club is to plan and host Mom’s weekend events. In addition, we work as a liaison between Sigma Chi parents and the House Corporation. House Corps is made up of Sigma Chi alumni who volunteer their time to manage the property and to support our boys with different issues in the house. The third component of Moms Club responsibilities is fundraising throughout the year and specifically over Mom’s Weekend. Over the years, Moms Club has been able to raise thousands of dollars that have been put toward making 410 East John Street more comfortable for the boys. The items purchased in the past have come directly from the boys’ wish list in conjunction with House Corps guidance. 

Dues – Action required for every Sigma Chi Mom 

Yearly Mom’s Club dues are $30 each February.
Pay via Venmo (@Sigma-Chi-19) or Zelle ( 

Sigma Chi Mom’s Club Annual Luncheon

February 24, 2024, @ Harry Caray’s Lombard
70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 60148
RSVP and pay $40 by February 18, 2024
Venmo (@Sigma-Chi-19) or Zelle ([email protected])

March Madness Fundraiser: Split the Pot

Mom’s Club Events during Moms Weekend
April 12–14, 2024

Mother-Son Dinner, Friday night
Welcome Breakfast for Freshman Class Moms (27/27.5 class), Saturday morning
Auction and Wine Pull Fundraiser with Lunch, Saturday

Board Members: 2023–2024

President: Betsy Van Etten (Charlie ’26)
Vice President: Joy Shutters-Helbing (Tyler ’26)
Secretary: Kati Peterson (JP ’26)
Treasurer: Deneen Robert (Ethan ’26)
Members-at-Large: Jill Lang (Hugh ’26), Maureen Gibbons (Brendan ’26)

Donated Items


Foyer Mat
New Orleans Trip
Weight Bench and Barbell
Blackstone Grill
Exercise Bike – Thirden house
Karaoke Machine


Laundry room – washers and dryers with a laundry cart


Speakers and tripods
Senior barbecue 


Blenders for Thirden apartments
Folding chairs for Thirden apartments
Bag sets
Outdoor lights
Lifetime picnic tables
Outdoor chairs
Patio furniture


Office chairs
Ceiling and wall fans
Drapes and rods for blue room
Porch lights
Drapes and rods for library
Volleyball posts and nets


basketball hoop
drapes and rods for blue room
patio lights and chairs
leather sofa for TV room
$500 toward Dads Day and $2,000 toward Moms Day
fans for library, study room, and weight room
vacuum and ironing board
Christmas gifts for staff who work at Sigs
scholarship awards for three Sigma Chi members


flat screen television for Thirden Barn
barbecue grill and gas tanks for Thirden apartments
two leather sofas for blue room
main-floor bathroom blinds
$500 toward Dads Weekend
$2,000 toward New Orleans pledge/senior trip


five-burner barbecue grill and two propane tanks
$200 cash for cookout
Sonos wall speakers and mounts for blue room
black bar with granite top
$400 toward Christmas decorations
flat screen television for TV Room
coffee table for blue room
printer for study room
three leather reclining couches for TV room