• Phratry

    In ancient Greece, a phratry (phratria, Greek: φ(ρ)ατρία, "brotherhood", "kinfolk", derived from φρατήρ meaning "brother") was a social division of the Greek tribe (phyle).

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  • Euripides

    The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.

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  • Brother Alumnus Theodore "Dr. Suess" Geisel, Darthmouth 1925

    "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

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  • Fifteen of Sigma Phi Epsilon’s first members

    This photograph was taken in 1901-1902 when Sigma Phi Epsilon was a local fraternity at Richmond College.

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  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Symbols

    The symbols of Sigma Phi Epsilon reflect who we are, why we are, and what we intrinsically value as an organization.

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  • Plato

    In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but the two together.

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  • This Fraternity will be different

    “This Fraternity will be different,” our founders said. “It will be based on the love of God and the principle of peace through brotherhood.”

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  • Brotherhood by Edwin Markham

    The crest and crowning of all good,
    Life's final star, is brotherhood;
    For it will bring again to Earth
    Her long-lost Poesy and Mirth...

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  • Founder Lucian Cox

    "As a member of an ideal fraternity, the resources of every member of that body are my resources, the product of their lives is my daily life..."

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  • William Blake

    "I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three."

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The Mission of Sigma Phi Epsilon at Salisbury University

Develop Successful Intelligent Gentlemen who Experience Peace. True peace is only achieved through brotherhood.

Our Five Philosophical Tenets

  • Equality
  • Education
  • Accountability
  • Values
  • Mentoring

All members are brothers.

SigEp was founded on the philosophy of love. Our founders believed brotherly love must be given in order to be received. Implementing equal rights and responsibilities is the ultimate expression of brotherly love. It allows us to share brotherly love with all members of the chapter.

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Personal growth throughout life.

Our Founders set out to build a Fraternity that constantly added value to the lives of its members. They believed in development throughout life, not just in college. They were committed to developing habits of curiosity and lifelong learning.

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Committing to SigEp’s high standards.

Membership in Sigma Phi Epsilon is reserved for men who meet our high expectation. To retain that membership, men must continually uphold the standards of being a brother in SigEp throughout their college career.

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Incorporating SigEp’s values into everyday life.

SigEp’s Ritual was created to be a guide for living the best life. Our founders believed the Ritual is most effective when it is lived, when its core messages are applied in our everyday lives. They believed the Ritual should not be viewed only as an event acted out on rare occasions.

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Maximizing personal growth through guidance.

College men need support and guidance to make the most of the opportunities available to them. Moreover, the Fraternity is not an individual journey and positive relationships maximize a brother’s development.

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  • Family +

    Membership in a fraternity offers a sense of family and access to a community of friends away from home. Read more in our Parent's Guide to SigEp.

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  • Leadership +

    The Fraternity offers five different local, regional and national leadership events designed not only to help brothers become stronger leaders for the rest of their lives.

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  • Standards +

    Every member commits himself to the Fraternity’s cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love when he makes his oath of obligation. Our chapter provides experiences aligned with these values.

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The Balanced Man Program

In 1901, SigEp’s founding fathers set out to provide an unparalleled fraternity experience. These 12 young men recognized the need for personal growth during the most crucial years in a man’s life. They dreamed of a supportive experience with a brotherhood of high achievers. Ninety years later the Balanced Man Program was created to meet this same goal.

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Founded on November 1, 1901 at Richmond College, now the University of Richmond, in Richmond, Va. Since then, Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) has grown to become one of the largest fraternities in the country.

Around 15,000 SigEp undergraduates are on 230 college campuses each year. They are among the more than 309,000 lifetime brothers who have joined since 1901.

SigEp was founded with the cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love. Our national mission is “Building Balanced Men,” which is achieved through a commitment to Sound Mind and Sound Body.

The SigEp Difference

Sword of Virtue