This fall the undergraduate chapter is focused on establishing themselves operationally. For two Ohio Sigma executive board members, a key step in that journey was SigEp’s summer Ruck Leadership Institute.
The fundraising efforts from the alumni over the past five years were able to put the Ohio Sigma AVC in a position to be able to award both of them scholarships to participate.
Please take a moment to read how Ruck impacted these brothers.
Jose Cantua. Chapter President:
Ruck was easily one of the best national programs that nationals has to offer (besides Tragos of course). I learned many things that I will use to help build and improve the chapter at Case such as brother bonding events, efficient budgets, exec management, and getting brothers motivated. However, that wasn’t the important part of Ruck in my opinion. Ruck taught me how to enhance my relationships by improving my interpersonal communication skills. Ruck has given me insight into what it takes to be a good father through leading by example. Ruck has taught me lessons that I will be incorporating into multiple areas of my life. That is what makes Ruck so valuable in my opinion because Ruck is not just another ‘improve your leadership to make your chapter better’ program. Ruck has lasting impacts that reach far beyond the fraternity.
Ryan Rivera, VP of Finance:
To use one word to describe Ruck would be unfair. Instead, I will use a set of words that can summarize the experience that I had: surprising, amazing, and life-changing. Ruck surprised me completely. Before my arrival in Richmond, I had no idea what I was signing up for. I did not know what or who to expect yet 5 minutes into the opening dinner, I knew that I was on a journey to something incredible. I found Ruck to be an amazing experience because it gave me the opportunity to meet brothers that were in similar positions as our chapter. This led to a meaningful conversation with these brothers that then turned into a support system that gave me new ideas that I would be able to incorporate into my home chapter. Finally, Ruck has changed my life. Through my small group, I have met 18 other brothers that are just as dedicated and passionate about the fraternity and their academics as I am. I have stayed in contact with these brothers every day since leaving Ruck and I hope to continue this. In addition to these brothers, I was able to learn more about leadership, relationships, and how I can implement these in my chapter and everyday life.