Who we are
Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) was founded on November 1, 1901, at Richmond College, now the University of Richmond, in Richmond, Va. Since then, SigEp has grown to become one of the largest fraternities in the country.
Around 15,000 SigEp undergraduates are on 230 college campuses each year. They are among the more than 310,000 lifetime brothers who have joined since 1901.
What we do
SigEp revolutionized the fraternity movement in 1901, the national founders date. SigEp believes the stereotypical fraternity experience does not fulfill the needs of today’s college male. The BMP offers an experience focused on scholarship, leadership, professional development and life skills. Members learn to live their best lives through unique, rewarding programming tailored to fit their needs and prepare them for the journey of life ahead.
Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love
Since 1901, these have been, and remain, the cardinal principles of Sigma Phi Epsilon and represent the Fraternity’s core values. Pursuit of the Balanced Man Ideal of Sound Mind and Sound Body is the Fraternity’s focus. SigEp is uniquely positioned among American college fraternities to build the lives of not only its proud brothers, but also the communities in which they live and work. By helping to build balanced leaders of character and clear values, SigEp will positively impact our world.
SigEp is much more than a social organization, Sigma Phi Epsilon exists both for and because of its members. Therefore, brothers are expected to contribute to our collective success as well as benefit from the unique philosophy, programming and experiences SigEp offers. Sigma Phi Epsilon has grown to be the largest, most successful fraternity both at Wright State University and nationally. We seek men who exemplify our three cardinal principals of Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love to join us, grow from the experience and work to ensure SigEp’s success continues for generations to come.
The Balanced Man Ideal
The Ancient Greeks believed that a body’s good health was vital as it is the vessel of the mind. The mind houses your humanity, and, therefore, exercise of the mind is just as important as exercise of the body for full maturing and development. The purpose of a human‟s time on earth is to live the best, balanced life and to explore the unexamined facets that make us better men. Thus, the Balanced Man Ideal – living a life encompassing Sound Mind and Sound Body – was created to frame SigEp’s programming ideas. With the Balanced Man Ideal, our members are expanding their minds academically, adding life-skills and leadership development and building their healthiest bodies.
Sigma Phi Epsilon will continue to successfully evolve by embracing the best of its traditions while adapting to the needs of each new generation of members. Our view that a fraternity should be a residential learning community focused on developing leaders for the world‟s communities is unique and has clearly established SigEp as a leader among all collegiate fraternities at Wright State University and nationally.