Why Sigma Nu?
Sigma Nu is an Honor fraternity. We are a fraternity, not a club, for men, not boys, based upon the Honor Principle, not expediency or situational ethics.
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.
The Fraternal Staff works tirelessly 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 also sponsors an anti-hazing hotline and email address to anonymously report acts of hazing.
This service is not only available to our undergraduate members, but to you as well. Should you believe that someone is being hazed, please call our toll-free Anti-Hazing Hotline at 1-800-NOT-HAZE or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not have to give your name.
In each of our chapters, every man who
joins will have the opportunity to run for
one of 18 leadership positions. Through
formal training, resources, coaching,
experience and practice, these officers
will develop their leadership skills as they
learn how to manage and lead an organization.
A part of our mission has been, and always will
be, to develop ethical leaders inspired by the
principles of Love, Honor and Truth.
The LEAD Program is Sigma Nu’s highly acclaimed five-phase ethical leadership development program. The men who join Sigma Nu will start LEAD during new member education, and can continue their development throughout their entire time as a collegian. To learn more, visit the LEAD Program page.
In addition to the formal leadership positions, programs, and training that Sigma Nu offers, some of the best opportunities lie in the informal and intangible leadership experiences that happen—building an organization from the ground up, learning how to manage and deal with people, balancing business and brotherhood—these invaluable experiences build character, maturity, and especially leadership.
Community service (giving time) and
philanthropy (raising and donating money)
are important parts of the Sigma Nu experience.
Our Sigma Nu chapter will organize community
service projects, participate in other campus
organization service activities, and provide service
opportunities for individual members. We will also
host philanthropy events and other student
These provide great opportunities to contribute time and raise funds for charity, build social connections, establish friendships, and have fun in the process.