Ben LeSage, Sigma Chi

Ben is an active member and former Treasurer of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Where are you from?
Calgary, Alberta

What year and field of study are you in?
I’m in the 5th and final year of the Mechatronics Engineering program, and have also completed a Minor in Commerce.

Why did you decide to Go Greek?
Once I realized the impressive academic and professional accomplishments by both actives and alumni of the Greek system, I saw it as an exciting opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded, ambitious individuals.

How has Greek Life at UBC and your fraternity impacted you?
The access to individuals has proven to be true, and I’ve built myself a network of close friends who span almost every faculty on campus, possess desired careers across various industries, and hail from all corners of the world. Being in this environment has certainly helped raise the bar for my future aspirations, while at the same time making them seem more achievable.

Any advice for potential new members during the recruitment/rush process?
I’d encourage everyone to enter the process open minded and look for a place that will support them through their time in University and onwards. After all the social events in the first couple weeks, it’s a good opportunity to get to know guys on a more personal level and see where your interests are the most aligned.