Why Sigma Nu?

Excelling with Honor

Joining a fraternity can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have during your collegiate years. And, although “going Greek” is a lifetime commitment, choosing the right fraternity for you does not have to be a difficult decision. Simply decide what is most important to you in life, then, find an organization that aligns with those values.

Taken directly from our mission statement, Sigma Nu Fraternity exists to develop ethical leaders inspired by our three founding principles of Love, Honor and Truth. Further, we work to develop the mind, heart and character of each of our members so they, too, can realize our vision of “Excelling with Honor.”

While you are looking for the right fraternity, we hope you seriously consider why membership in Sigma Nu is distinctive beyond what other fraternities have to offer—it could be one of the best decisions you will ever make.


Sigma Nu is the ONLY Honor Fraternity

Our founders at Virginia Military Institute lived by a code of Honor. The Honor system at VMI requires each cadet to conform to the duty imposed by his conscience that each act be governed by a high sense of Honor. We were the first Fraternity to be founded upon this honor principle. When lived out in the bonds of fraternal brotherhood, the Honor principle brings a level of integrity and excellence that is uncommon in the world today.

No Hazing

Sigma Nu opposes the practice of Hazing

People often associate hazing with fraternities. Sigma Nu is unique in the fact that we were founded based on honor, which stems from our founders rebelling against the common practice of hazing at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. That principle still holds true today.

Sigma Nu
Is A Fraternity Of Men,
Not Boys.”

The Fraternal Staff works very hard to educate our undergraduate and alumni members on the importance of teaching our Candidates (new members) through activities free of hazing, primarily our LEAD Program (Leadership, Ethics, Achievement, Development). Sigma Nu has made available an anti-hazing hotline and e-mail address to anonymously report acts of hazing. This service has been made available not only to our undergraduate members, but to you as well. Should you believe that your son is being hazed, we encourage you to contact us 24 hours a day by calling the hotline at: 1-800-993-1869 or by sending an e-mail to: anti-hazing@sigmanu.org.

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Sigma Nu is an international fraternity spanning the United States and Canada with over 180 active chapters and over 160,000 living alumni. We were founded nearly 140 years ago, living our three core ideals of Love, Honor and Truth.

Brothers from Sigma Nu have helped shape and change many aspects of our country today and are found in prominent leadership positions in the fields of business, entertainment, military, athletics, and government just to name a few.

Love To Believe In The Life Of Love

Honor To Walk In The Way Of Honor

Truth To Serve In The Light Of Truth