Founded: 1901 at Richmond College (now University of Virginia)
Motto: “Building Balanced Men for the World’s Communities”
Philanthropy: National philanthropy is Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Various projects through Youth Aids (Sigma Phi Epsilon’s nationally sponsored charity), Danie’s Day, Project Clothesline (with Kappa Delta) and the Annual Car Crush to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded at Richmond College, now the University of Richmond, on November 1, 1901, on the Cardinal Principles: virtue, diligence, and brotherly love. Today, the fraternity has grown to more than 262,000 lifetime members, including 13,500 undergraduates on 260 campuses in the United States. SigEp is the currently the largest fraternity in terms of undergraduate enrollment.
Our mission statement is “Building Balanced Leaders for the World’s Communities.” Sigma Phi Epsilon’s ideal of the “Balanced Man” is based upon developing its brothers to be leaders, scholars, athletes, and gentlemen. Encompassing and embracing these ideals is what makes our brothers the well-rounded individuals that they are today.