Month: March 2015

The Idea of “Ritual” #4 – Newly Initiated Brother

By:  Zachary “Wolf” Stough | MI #249 | Beta Tau Candidate Class Rituals are important to many organizations because of how they exemplify the ideals of that organization. Our rituals are sacred and everything means something. As a newly initiated brother, I have had the chance to see some of the ritual ceremonies depicted twice. Once as a candidate, and once as an active brother. Upon hearing the rituals a second time, I have been able to notice the small hidden points that outline what it means to be a brother and Knight in Sigma Nu. To a non-Sigma Nu,

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The Idea of “Ritual” #3 – Candidate

By: Thomas Hoover | Spring 2015 | Beta Upsilon Candidate Class Though my experience with Sigma Nu has been short thus far, the connection I’ve made with it has been life changing. When I heard that it was National Ritual Celebration Week I began to ruminate about my experience with rituals. Rituals are defined simply as repetitious acts performed by a group. We experience rituals everyday of our lives. For instance, taking the bus to work everyday or even brushing one’s teeth are rituals, simply repetitive actions. So if these monotonous tasks can be considered rituals what makes Sigma Nu’s

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The Idea of “Ritual” #2 – Alumni Brother

By: Christopher “Coloring Book” Winn | MI #211 | Beta Kappa Candidate Class To me, ritual is so much more than something that you recite a few times each semester. It is a feeling, a process, and something that you can experience over and over again. I still look back on my candidate ceremony when I was a first year student having no idea the impact that Sigma Nu would have on the rest of my life. Those ideals and beliefs became the guiding principles of my life, not because I wanted to adapt to the belief system of Sigma

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The Idea of “Ritual” #1 – Active Brother

By: Richard “Rugrat” Hoover | MI #235 | Beta Pi Candidate Class The idea of a ritual is an interesting concept. It’s something so secretive, yet something we all know and live in our daily lives as moral human beings. People look to the ritual from either two sides – those who know, and those who don’t know.            In this post, I, as an active brother and past chaplain of Sigma Nu Fraternity, hope to discuss those two sides, as well as provide my own insight as to what ritual has done for me personally, in my life. Those

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Love To Believe In The Life Of Love

Honor To Walk In The Way Of Honor

Truth To Serve In The Light Of Truth