What is your greatest hope for your son?
What is your biggest fear for your son?
Let's face it; college can be the fork in the road where hopes and fears meet; short-term pleasure and temptations often compete with the path of opportunities and success.
Your list of hopes for your son probably didn't include being a "frat guy." Well it isn't on the top of our list either. Being a "frat guy" is easy — but being a "Fraternity Man" is the road less-traveled.
We realize that 18 to 22-year-old males usually don't need much guidance how to have fun — it comes naturally. But we do realize that leadership, morals, dealing with people, and defining achievement all take a little more planning, thought, and guidance.
Please take the time to research our values, history and mission. See if it aligns with your family's values and hopes for your son.
Sigma Nu seeks members who have a serious purpose in life, as well as an ambition to succeed in whatever they do. Sigma Nu offers a collegiate experience that will further their ambition and ability to succeed during their time in school as well as their experiences following their collegiate career.
As a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, your son will gain valuable experiences and skills which will help him succeed long after his college days are over. As a member of Sigma Nu, your son will have the opportunity to serve on a committee or as an officer. Each officer and committee member is given responsibilities to maintain the operations of the chapter. Your son will have countless valuable learning experiences but most importantly, he will learn the invaluable skill of leadership. To facilitate your son's growth and development as a leader, Sigma Nu implements the LEAD Program.
LEAD is a four-phase member development program. LEAD is an acronym for Leadership, Ethics, Achievement, and Development. The purpose of LEAD is to develop ethical leaders for society, brothers who will make an impact on their chapter, campus and community. Each of the phases includes a unique curriculum aimed to strengthen each man's mind, heart and character
Sessions include exercises, simulations and discussions to highlight leadership issues students will face while in school and later in their lives and careers. Sigma Nu Fraternity is able to implement the program through the generous support of the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation, which is in turn supported by Sigma Nu alumni. We believe that our LEAD Program builds better men through interactive simulations, lectures, workshops, and mentoring to help them achieve their own personal dreams and ambitions.
Sigma Nu exists to cultivate and develop ethical leaders. An education is the most important part of that formula. Your son is a student first, and a Sigma Nu second. To ensure this is happening, Sigma Nu, in accordance with the North-American Interfraternity Conference (the governing arm of 65 national fraternities), has a minimum standard that all members must maintain at least a 2.25 individual GPA and a collective chapter GPA of 2.5. However, many of our chapters have a higher requirement for membership.
Many of our chapters also offer study hours, academic programs, peer tutoring, on-campus resources, professional mentoring and other means to ensure academic success.
Sigma Nu also provides an opportunity for philanthropic activities and community service. Many of our chapters host successful charity events, raise money and awareness for philanthropic causes and make a positive impact helping in their local communities.
Along with community service, most of our chapters also hold an annual philanthropy project. Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. offers the chance for our chapters to take part in our Founders Month of Service as part of our Helping Hand Initiative, which takes place every spring. During that time, our chapters have the option of participating in a week of service to benefit three different organizations. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Character Counts!, and Habitat for Humanity have benefited from our undergraduates' service during the Founders Week of Service.
Not only does Sigma Nu provide lifelong bonds and friendships, we provide the tools necessary to be prepared to be successful in life after college. LEAD teaches our undergraduate members important skills, such as networking, interviewing, resume building, and project management, to name just a few. By participating in Sigma Nu's educational curriculum, your son will be well equipped to be successful after college.