During the weekend of October 24th-26th all the members of Sigma Phi Epsilon- OH Pi took their Fall semester retreat. This retreat is a regularly scheduled event where brothers teach pledges about the fraternity on a deeper level and what it means to them to be a SigEp. On this retreat, various team-building activities were led by Brother Tyler Rose and Alumnus Sean Curtis. These activities really helped the group open up and think outside the box when trying to accomplish different goals. There were also many activities to help the pledges and brothers bond with each other, helping build the ideal brotherhood.
Besides team-building, this weekend is also meant to build trust among the brothers and pledges so that one day when the pledges become brothers they too can share that close bond of friendship. After this weekend a lot of the pledge’s decision to rush SigEp was reaffirmed. Pledge Drew Peters stated “This short three day trip has helped me find my family for the next four years and life after college. I know that these guys will guide me along the pathway to success. They will be there for me through both the ups and the downs. I can’t wait to become a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon.” Even some brothers were greatly impacted throughout the weekend like Brother Will Krueger was; “Over the weekend I was reminded of the great men I have surrounded myself with. I truly feel I have the greatest chance of succeeding in life with them at my side. I have learned a lot about my fellow SigEp members and have grown closer to each and every one of them during this retreat.”
Overall the weekend was a great and could not have gone any better. We must thank both Brother Carl Braunschweiger and Brother Corban Robinson for all the work they put into this weekend.