"Joining a fraternity is way more than choosing a place to live. It is making the decision to become part of a group of men dedicated to make each other's life in college as good as it can possibly be. Fraternities complement your life at [the University of Hartford] by offering you a very tight community. A community of brothers that will have fun with you and support you. As a result, you will make friendships and bonds that last a lifetime.
See what our successful alumni are doing now because of their Sigma Nu experience!
Over half of the male undergraduate population at [the University of Hartford] has chosen to join a fraternity, as have a number of other individuals. Over 3/4ths of the US Senators and Congressmen were in a fraternity, as well as over 85% of Fortune 500 executives. And while it may seem trite to say it: All these people can't be wrong.
A fraternity can provide a great place to be amongst people with similar interests and goals. For me, personally, there's nothing like playing intramural sports with your fraternity team! So come take a look at the Greek system, even if you weren't thinking you would. If you'd like to come check us out, give us a call and we'll show you what it's like to be part of the closest thing to a family that you'll find at college."
— Issao Fujiwara
Sigma Nu Fraternity - Epsilon Theta Chapter
We could say that it is the size of our membership, our ethical leadership program entitled LEAD, possibly our military heritage, or even our unique founding in opposition to hazing that makes us different from other fraternities. But the simple quality that sets us apart from any other fraternity in existence is Honor. In fact, Sigma Nu is the only fraternity in existence that was founded upon the Principle of Honor, and it remains so today.
There are plenty of brothers that are constantly involved in student organizations and jobs on campus. From being a Red Cap, Residential Facilities Assistant, or in other honor societies, Sigma Nu is known around campus. Here are a few brothers and organizations that we are currently involved in:
Order of Omega Greek Leadership Society
Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society
Resident Facilities Assistant
Alpha Lambda Delta
Interfraternity Council (IFC) Executive Board
SCA (Student Centers Administration)
Hartford Lighthouse - Ultimate Frisbee
Red Key Society (Campus Tour Guide)
And Many More!
Many parents have falsely stereotyped fraternities because of the media's portrayal the Greek system. To fight these stereotypes, encourage your parents to research the purpose of fraternities or to visit the campus, meet members of the brotherhood, talk to local alumni, and visit our web site. It is important to understand that Sigma Nu was established to develop young men as leaders and well-rounded students.
Sigma Nu has a strict non-hazing policy. Remember, our founding fathers met and established this fraternity in strict opposition to the practice of hazing. Therefore, the hypocrisy of hazing should and will never be tolerated by our National Organization.
The difference between a candidate (official term for pledge), and a member are minimal. A candidate and a member are offered the same opportunities within the group. Each has the opportunity to share his opinions and ideas. Each has opportunities for leadership and personal growth. Both have the choice to become involved in other activities on campus and within the community. The real difference between the two revolves around the knowledge about Sigma Nu and its values and principles. These are things that you will be taught during your candidate period.
Have more questions? Contact our Recruitment Chairman Max Petras (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details, or view Nationals Prospective Members section for more information.
Greeks in government
40 of the last 47 Supreme Court Justices have been Greek
76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a fraternity
63% of the U.S. President's Cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek
All but two US Presidents and Vice Presidents since 1825 are affiliated with Greek Organizations
All of the Apollo 11 Astronauts are Greek
Greeks in the business world
85% of the Fortune 500 executives are members of fraternities or sororities
71% of those listed in "Who's Who in America" are Greek
Of the nation's 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by fraternity men
Greek on campus and in the classroom
More than 7 million men and women in the U.S. and Canada are Greek
Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community