The National Fraternity
- Founded on November 1, 1901, at Richmond College.
- Over the past two decades, SigEp has recruited more men than any other collegiate fraternity. Currently, over 14,000 undergraduates are members, making SigEp the largest national fraternity.
- Maintains the highest first-year member retention rate, over 90%, of any national fraternity.
- 255,000 lifetime members rank SigEp in the top four among national fraternities.
- Governed by the Grand Chapter, which is composed of undergraduate delegates from each chapter, District Governors, and the National Board of Directors.
- Maintains a full-time professional staff of over 35 people.
- Publishes a magazine, The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon, which is distributed to all members for life.
A Fraternity of Firsts
- First national fraternity to establish a housing trust for all chapters and create a National Housing Corporation.
- First national fraternity to establish a traveling staff to assist chapters in effective operations.
- First fraternity to charter a chapter in all 50 states.
- First national fraternity Educational Foundation to build an endowment greater than $11 million.
- First national fraternity to receive a grant from the federal Department of Education to enhance member development programs.
- First national fraternity to provide financial assistance to brothers for graduate school through the Resident Scholar program.
- First national fraternity to partner with the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.
A Personal Touch
- Devotes 11 full-time field representatives, Regional Directors, to assist chapters in effective operations. These representatives conduct nearly 700 three- to four-day consulting visits per year.
- Offers recruitment, membership development, financial, and leadership consultation to all chapters.
- Maintains online resource centers for members on a variety of topics, including Sound Mind and Sound Body programming, recruitment, membership development, substance abuse education, housing, financial management, and leadership.
The Leadership Continuum: Building World Leaders
- Implements award-winning leadership development programs to live the Balanced Man Ideal, impacting 4,000+ members annually.
- Offers 26 development programs for new members focusing on personal development and lifetime achievement.
- Organizes nine regional leadership academies to develop key management and leadership skills for chapter officers.
- Provides elite skills training program for 120 undergraduates annually at the Ruck Leadership Institute to build lifetime members, pursue the Balanced Man Ideal, and mentor future SigEps.
- Recognizes 14 brothers who participate in the Balanced Man Quest to Greece, a full scholarship exploration to the source of Western philosophy, guided by classic scholars, and addressing the genesis of Sound Mind and Sound Body.
- Hosts the largest biennial, convention in the fraternity world: the Grand Chapter Conclave.
- SigEp’s National Housing Corporation was established in 1959 and is a national leader in fraternity home ownership, loan portfolios, and real estate value.
- The National Housing Corporation presently maintains loans to over 50 Alumni and Volunteer Corporations.
- Sigma Phi Epsilon has the greatest number of fraternity houses, with over 200 chapter homes. Of those, over 115 are owned by local SigEp Alumni and Volunteer Corporations.