SigEp’s mission since spring 2010 has been Building Balanced Men. With these three words, we capture the essence of SigEp’s value to its members: charting a course for men to live their best lives by embracing our cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love and committing to the practice of Sound Mind and Sound Body.
A SigEp undergraduate understands the importance of being a good student and a good citizen, living a healthy lifestyle and serving as a leader on campus.
After graduation, a SigEp is prepared to take these lessons and apply them to the rest of his life. Commitment to the cardinal principles and a philosophy of balance does not end at graduation. SigEps continue in their quest for knowledge and health as they go out to lead the larger world.
Every element of SigEp’s strategic plan and national programming is designed to deliver on this mission. We prepare our undergraduates for a lifetime of balance as a leader, brother, husband, father, mentor, community servant, and citizen.
With almost 300,000 members, SigEps live, serve and work around the globe. They are having a significant impact in business, government, community service and academia. Our mission is carried out through chapters and by cultivating the connections alumni have with one another.
Below are brothers’ reasons they joined SigEp and what they have gotten out of it.
“As an international student, I never considered the idea of joining a fraternity while in college just because of all of the preconceived notions I had about it. However, the people I met during recruitment made me feel at home, like a family I never knew I needed. I do not regret my decision, and I have gotten so much out of it. SigEp has honestly helped me develop myself in areas I did not even think I needed to work on, and most importantly, it has given me friends I know I will keep past my college years.” – Manuel Jara, Alumni
“I joined SigEp because of two major things: brotherhood and involvement on campus. The brotherhood felt like a big family to me. It made me feel at home, like I was meant to be there and be a part of the family. I also really liked their involvement on campus. They have a lot of majors represented in the fraternity, they are involved and exceed in all of the intramurals, and they are even involved in many of the clubs on campus. This together made my decision to become a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.” -Daniel Zoufal, Senior
“When I joined SigEp, it wasn’t just for fun or to be a part of some exclusive club, it was because whenever I was around those brothers, I felt a strong sense of community and connection. I felt like they enjoyed talking to me and to each other. I was looking for a place to be myself and maybe to make a difference, and that is what I saw in Sigma Phi Epsilon” -Andrew Flynn Sophmore
“Before rush started, I had pretty much decided not to join a fraternity. Like a lot of freshmen men, I decided to go through rush simply for the food; however, that week changed my life for the better. When I walked into SigEp (for probably the 6th time) during house tours, I looked around and saw a family. Cliques were nowhere to be found. All of the brothers of the fraternity were very different from each other but they were united. One of my main goals in college is to become a very diverse and well-rounded person, and I knew that I could achieve that goal in the unique brotherhood only SigEp had. That brotherhood and support system was something I wanted and needed at school, and I knew that I could find that at SigEp. Probably the primary motto of SigEp is “virtue, diligence, and brotherly love.” That motto seems to align perfectly with me. Since the day I signed my bid to join Sigma Phi Epsilon, I have loved my brothers, loved my fraternity, been taught leadership skills beyond the scope of the classroom, grown morally, and simply have grown up a little. I knew SigEp could make me better, and I knew that I could make SigEp better. I have found that Sigma Phi Epsilon is a fraternity that takes pride in its roots and foundation, and I am so happy to be a part of the SigEp family and tradition.” -Chace Avery, Senior
“Living in Evansville all of my life, coming to UE was a pretty easy decision for me. However, I wanted to make the most of my college experience by finding my place on campus: a place where I could surround myself with those who can be all-around great people. I found this place very easily in SigEp. The brothers were extremely welcoming and quickly became my home on campus and gave me a reason to branch out despite being so close to home. They emphasized growth and development, while still creating an exciting social atmosphere to round out what I wanted in my college experience. I have met so many wonderful people and wouldn’t take back a single decision that has led to where I am at in SigEp today.” -Bailee Lamberson, Senior
“I joined Sigma Phi Epsilon because it felt like a second home. Brotherhood was something that sought me out more so than the other way around, and that is due to the amazing group of guys that surrounded me and encouraged me to become part of something bigger than myself. Brotherhood truly means something to me, and the principles that SigEp bases its structure on, help structure the people within it an help to challenge them in different ways. Virtue, Diligence, And Brotherly Love are compounded into everything SigEps stand for, and I’m proud to say I’m part of an organization that values ethics, principles, and a pursuit to better themselves.” -Michael Boedeker, Sophmore