Troy, NY Pomeroy Anvil Monument

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Celebrating the Delta Psi Chapter, Sigma Chi Fraternity of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the dedication ceremony took place at the newly-renovated chapter house at 58 Pinewoods Avenue in October 2013.


Bill Pomeroy and chapter house renovation committee members.

Front Inscription


The Sigma Chi Creed

I believe in fairness, decency and good manners.
I will endeavor to retain the spirit of youth.
I will try to make my college, the Sigma Chi Fraternity,
and my own chapter more honored by all men and women
and more beloved and honestly respected by our own
brothers.  I say these words in all sincerity; That Sigma Chi
has given me favor and distinction; that the bond of our
fellowship is reciprocal; that I will endeavor to so build myself
and so conduct myself that I will ever be a credit to our Fraternity.

In 1660 Medad Pomeroy accepted an offer of tools, an anvil shaped
like this replica, and land in exchange for opening a blacksmith shop
in Northampton, MA. That anvil was passed through many generations of
Pomeroy blacksmiths and gunsmiths, becoming a symbol of the family. 

Back Inscription

Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University, Ohio in 1855 by
William Lewis Lockwood, Thomas Cowan Bell, James Parks Caldwell,
Daniel William Cooper, Isaac M. Jordan, Benjamin Piatt Runkle
and Franklin Howard Scobey.

The Delta Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi was installed at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute December 2, 1950. 

Induction into the Order of Constantine is the Fraternity’s
highest honor.  Constantine Sigs have demonstrated
the highest level of alumni commitment to Sigma Chi.

Constantine Sigs

Archibold L. Love, III '42        Lawrence W. Mentz '68
    Robert F. Hutnick '71         Robert C. Eckart, Jr. '73
Robert H.W. Jones, III '73         Robert J. Shortle '74      

The Significant Sig Award recognizes alumni who have accomplished
 outstanding success in their professional or civic activities.

Significant Sigs

Dr. James K. Mitchell '51        Les S. Coles '62     William G. Pomeroy, Jr. '66
   Paul J. Cosgrove '72     Alan R. Crain, Jr. '73     Robert H.W. Jones, III '73
Dr. Edwin M. Kellogg '60

Erected 2013 by William Guilford Pomeroy, Jr., Seventh Great Grandson of Medad Pomeroy. Sigma Chi Brother and RPI Graduate 1966.