Greetings. The Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society welcomes visitors to this site. Please feel free to review this website to learn more about the only honor society for construction majors.
2017-2019 International President
Sigma Lambda Chi
The fundamental purpose of Sigma Lambda Chi is to provide recognition to outstanding students in construction curricula. Sigma Lambda Chi is the society that offers students the opportunity to be recognized locally and internationally for their academic accomplishments as a construction major.
Aside from the fundamental purpose, Sigma Lambda Chi has three objectives:
The 2018 ASC Conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from April 18th through April 21st. It is hosted by Construct*ium, a consortium of accredited construction programs from nine institutions. The SLC International Convention will be held on Friday, April 20th. More details here: http://cceevents.umn.edu/asc2018/
Greetings and Happy New Year!
The Sigma Lambda Chi International Office is excited to highlight all the actions that have been completed over the last year. It has been our goal to give SLC a fresh look and to continue to modernize SLC to gain the interest of a new generation of SLC members and advisors.
We are proud to say that we now have 23,358 members and 64 active chapters. We installed 782 members in 2017 with the spring semester being the highest member count in our history and our fall semester being the highest member count since 2011! We welcomed one new chapter in 2017 and three new chapters in 2016. We have worked with eight other chapters to reactivate and install new members during the 2016-2017 school year. How exciting!
Here are some highlights of our updated documents and procedures.
Chapter Activity Reports:Chapter activity reports are now online and easier than ever to complete. A chapter advisor of officer can complete the report in under ten minutes.
International Chapter Awards:Effective March 1, 2017, a new awards point system was approved by our board of directors. All active chapters were presented with a beautifully crafted and generously donated perpetual plaque at the 2017 SLC Convention. Each year a plate will be presented to the chapters representing their yearly status of Active, Bronze, Silver or Gold. The award level will be determined as the result of details on the Chapter Activity Report.
New Member Booklet:The 35 page new member booklet was streamlined to a full color tri-fold brochure. It is given to all new members as a part of their new members items.
New Chapter/Advisor Booklet:We designed another full color tri-fold brochure to promote SLC to potential chapters and advisors.
Hard Hat Stickers:After some research, it was found that the students no longer cared for the window clings that were part of the new member package. We now have a newly designed hard hat sticker that can be proudly displayed on member hardhats on the job site. Each member receives 2 with their membership.
Online Registration and Payment System:We are excited that our online registration and payment system for new and honorary members is working well. With proper planning, this new system allows for a quick and easy way to assist advisors when inviting new members while the International Office takes care of the payments. You can find a step-by-step PowerPoint with instructions on how to use our new system on the advisrs home page. The feedback from advisors has been very positive.
New Member Packages arrive BEFORE your installation:The new online invitation system has allowed the International Office to process the new member paperwork more efficiently resulting in new member items being shipped out in time to arrive before the chapter installation ceremony. We have found that new members really enjoy having their items immediately. They can proudly start wearing their pins and hard hat stickers right away.
New and Updated SOP Manual:We have completed our revision of the SOP manual and we think you will be excited to see how much more user friendly it has become. You can find both a PDF and PowerPoint version on the advisors homepage for your review.
Chapter Trends Charts:You can now track your individual chapter membership trends. These charts can be found on the advisors home page under Chapter Trends in the green drop down menu.
Thank you for all your hard work, efforts or interest in Sigma Lambda Chi. We look forward to another great year!
Greetings, Chapter Members.
The SLC, Int'l office has been busy this summer. Our long time office manager, Sharyn Switzer, retired in April. Her part time assistant, Kimberly Switzer has stepped into the office manager position effective April 1st. Kimberly has a BA from Purdue University. She majored in psychology with a minor in business. Mrs. Switzer has been married to Andy, a professional civil engineer, for 17 years and they have 7 children. Kimberly is looking forward to learning more about the SLC community and meeting its many members, faculty advisors and supporters.
In addition to our staff changes, we have also relocated our International office to southern Lafayette. We are still located in Indiana, near Purdue University. Our address remains the same PO BOX 6383, Lafayette, IN 47903, but PLEASE NOTE, that our phone number has changed to 765-471-1749.
Just a reminder....our SLC office is a part time office and the hours may vary, but rest assured, we are here to help and will return your phone/email messages as quickly as possible!
It's official......We took a headcount and were thrilled to find out that since our first chapter was established in 1949, that we now claim 21,569 members! With 561 new members inducted during the 2015-2016 school year! Congratulations to our new members and welcome to the SLC community!
In other exciting news.....We are making what we hope to be great changes in how we process our new members. We anticipate that these changes will lead to a smooth and more efficient way for our faculty advisors/OIC's to invite, process and induct our new members.
First, we plan to now offer ONLINE PAYMENTS for our new members when they register. Second, we are going to change our registration guidelines and deadlines so that new members will receive their new member items during their induction ceremony. And lastly, we will be updating our Membership booklet to allow more information to be online.
New Item.....Starting with the new class of inductees this fall, we will be including a SLC hard hat sticker in the new member item package. We hope that you will PROUDLY display this sticker on your hard hat while you are at work or involved in a community service project.
We've added a couple of web pages to this website for more resources to be available to you. And we continue to update information, the listing of individual Sigma Lambda Chi members, merchandise information, and general news. And, don't forget to check-out this new ACHS Video on this web page that briefly highlights the benefits of belonging to an Honor Society.
We hope all of you are having a great break, or summer project, co-op, or internship. We look forward to the new academic year that is quickly approaching and hearing from our chapters and all that they have accomplished this summer!
Best wishes for a great new semester!
Sigma Lambda Chi International Office
New Item.....Starting with the new class of inductees FALL 2016, we will be including a SLC hard hat sticker in the new member item package. We hope that you will PROUDLY display this sticker on your hard hat while you are at work or involved in a community service project.
Sigma Lambda Chi is a Member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Inc.
The Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) is an organization of general and specialized honor societies who join forces for the establishment and maintenance of desirable standards and useful functions in higher education, and for the achievement of appropriate recognition.
Member societies of ACHS are national and international general and specialized honor societies which are primarily associations of collegiate chapters whose purposes are to recognize and encourage superior and/or leadership achievement in some broad or specialized field of study at either undergraduate or graduate levels, and which meet certain minimal standards.
Wesley G. Crawford
Please welcome the Nu II chapter from City University of New York (CUNY) - City Tech. They will receive their official chapter charter on May 15th when they welcome 6 new members. Congratulations to Advisor Sowder and the Nu II chapter. Welcome to SLC!
Welcome back to the Gamma IV and Zeta IV Chapters! Gamma IV recently installed 23 members. Their first install since 2014. Congratulations to Advisor Max Kirk and the Gamma IV chapter from Washington State University. Zeta IV installed 8 new members. Their first install since 2015. Congratulations to Advisor Leitzke and the Zeta IV chapter from Milwaukee School of Engineering. Welcome back to both chapters!!
We would also like to thank Advisor Christine Piper for her 20 years of service to Sigma Lambda Chi. Advisor Piper has advised the Tau Chapter at Clemson University for 20 years as well as being a board member of Sigma Lambda Chi International, holding the role of vice president and then president from 2013-2017. Many thanks to Advisor Piper for her support of SLC. We wish you the best on your future endeavors!
A BIG Welcome Back to the Alpha II chapter from the University of Southern Mississippi. Congratulations to Director Connell and his team for their first installation since 2008! They have invited their first ever member from 1975 to attend! Welcome back Alpha II and congratulations on your 16 new members!
Congratulations to the Epsilon III chapter at the University of Wisconsin Stout. They have installed 26 new members during the 2017-2018 school year. This is the highest new members count since 2012. An additional shout out to Advisor Tim Becker, who is celebrating his 18th year as an SLC chapter advisor. Best wishes Epsilon III!
Chapter Activity Reports are due Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Welcome back to the Nu IV chapter at the University of North Florida. Congratulations to Advisor Sorce and his 17 new members!! This will be their first installation since 2011.
Welcome back to the Phi IV chapter at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. Congratulations to Advisor Curd and his newest members since 2007. A special thanks also to Psi IV Advisor and SLC Board Member Ihab Saad for his assistance in helping Advisor Curd to reactivate the Phi IV chapter.
Another welcome back to the Beta II chapter at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Congratulations to Advisor Smith on his first installment since 2014. It is so wonderful to see chapters reactivating and encouraging their students to be recognized by Sigma Lambda Chi! Welcome back Phi IV and Beta II. We look forward to hearing good things about your chapters!
Congratulations to the Omega chapter at Florida International University. They will be installing 20 new members on December 1st. This class is more than double the size of their fall 2016 installation. Way to go Omega!!
The SLC office would like to give a shout out to the Kappa chapter at Colorado State. They will be installing 20 new members this month. This is the largest class since 2013. Congratulations to the Kappa chapter and their new members. Great job!
Welcome to our newest chapter, the Chi Chapter from the University of Minnesota. They will be chartering their chapter with 6 new members on November 1st. Congratulations and Welcome!
Congratulations to the Epsilon III chapter at The University of Wisconsin-Stout. They installed 15 new members - their largest group for one semester since their charter in 1994! Keep up the good work!
Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year. The new online registration and payment system is working great! Make sure to visit the Advisors Tab above for helpful hints to make your induction ceremony run smoothly. Also, keep an eye on your email inbox. We will be sending out a welcome back letter with all the information you will need for the upcoming school year. SLC is growing each year with membership well over 22,000. We hope all our chapters had a great summer break and we are looking forward to working with everyone again to recognize your outstanding students!
Welcome back to the Beta IV chapter at Northern Arizona University and the Xi IV chapter at Western Carolina University. Combined these chapters inducted 16 new members after a two year break. Congratulations!!
After 40 years of teaching, Wes Crawford, Sigma Lambda Chi's Executive Director, is being honored for his commitment to education and the construction industry. He will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) at their annual meeting in April 2017 in Seattle.
The New Annual Chapter Activity Report and the New Awards Criteria are complete!! Please click under the Chapter Resources Tab to view the awards criteria and submit your report. REPORTS DUE MARCH 17, 2017!!
Welcome back to the Eta IV Chapter @ Georgia Southern University. They have recently installed 4 new members after a two year break. Congratulations!!
Welcome to our newest chapter, PSI IV @Northern Kentucky University! They inducted 5 new members on December 14th and have earned their official Charter. Congratulations!! Also a special thanks to ETA III @ The University of Cincinnati for their assistance.
We would like to welcome back two of our chapters. The PHI chapter from California Polytechnic State University inducted 20 new members in May. This is their first installation in 5 years! The ZETA II chapter inducted 5 new members in March. The first induction since 2004! Welcome back PHI and ZETA II chapters!
Also help welcome our two newest chapters who installed their charter members in April/May of this year. Welcome ZETA V from Alfred State College and ETA V from Philadelphia University - thanks for joining SLC!
New phone number: Please update your records to reflect our new office phone number as 765-471-1749. Our address and email remain unchanged.
Fee Increase: At this year's convention it was voted to increase our membership dues to $50. This is the first increase since 2009. The new fee will be effective September 1, 2016.
Online Payments: OUR NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM and PAYMENT CENTER IS UP AND RUNNING!! Please go to the Advisors Tab to see our Power Point presentation.
Membership Booklet: We will be updating our Membership booklet to allow more information to be online.