Why Sigma Nu?

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  • Take what you know about fraternities and think again. Sigma Nu will be unlike any other organization on GSU's campus. Become Something More ... Become a Sigma Nu!


    1. Why Sigma Nu?

    Sigma Nu is a great experience for any young man. We are a social fraternity who strives to uphold the principles of Love, Truth, and Honor. Founded by three cadets at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in a period of civil strife known as the Reconstruction. Sigma Nu represented a radical departure from the times. The system of physical abuse and hazing of underclassmen at VMI led to James Frank Hopkins, Greenfield Quarles, and James McIlvaine Riley to form the “Legion of Honor” which soon became Sigma Nu Fraternity. Amidst a backdrop of turmoil, North America’s first “Honor” fraternity was established.


    For over a century and a quarter Sigma Nu chapters have shaped the man of integrity. Their challenge for the future is to focus efforts to the fuller realization of the great mission set by our Founders - to build Men of Honor. Sigma Nu means much more than the four years a member will put in while in college. Sigma Nu is a life-long commitment that will continue to give to its members long after graduating from college. The bonds we create while a part of the chapter will last far into adulthood. The three cardinal principles of Sigma Nu are Love, Honor, and Truth. Sigma Nu has founded over 275 chapters at various colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, and is one of the largest fraternities in the world. Indeed, Sigma Nu may be on the threshold of the era of its greatest achievement as it enters the 21st Century.


    2. College Life is a Gamble

    Rushing Sigma Nu is the best bet you could make as a college student. No where else will you find the support of over 210,000 active and alumni members to help you in college and beyond. To be a Sigma Nu is a great Honor. All of the brothers take great pride in being a Sigma Nu. If you bet on black, Sigma Nu will give you the full college experience. If you bet on black, Sigma Nu will help you meet new and interesting people. If you bet on black, Sigma Nu will make you a better man.


    But then you may say to yourself


    3. I don’t have time for fraternities!!

    You’d be surprised just how much time the fraternity requires. We generally only ask that you spend as much time as you can afford to meet the requirements of the fraternity without jeopardizing time with the family or school. Sunday is the major day for the fraternity as that is when our chapter meetings are held weekly, with the exception for major holidays and semester breaks. It takes about two to three hours for the rest of the week to cover the other requirements of candidacy. Eli Manning, former QB for the NY Jets, is a Sigma Nu!


    4. I don’t think fraternities are for me

    People in fraternities come from all walks of life. We have everyone in our house in majors as diverse as Fine Art, Child Development, Music, to Business, Education, and History, and TV/Film. We invite you to come to one of our many open events during the semester and see for yourself if fraternity life is what you thought it was. Everyone in this great world has something awesome to contribute, and you’re no exception.


    5. My parents don’t like fraternities, what should I do?

    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.


    6. How do I join Sigma Nu? Get to know us ... here are some suggestions:

    • Review this website and the Sigma Nu "Become a Sigma Nu" website.
    • Stop by our house and meet us!
    • Attend the recruitment and social events we have planned!
    • Contact our Recruitment Officer.
    • Fill out the Prospective Member Questionnaire and someone will contact you!  - Click Here!
    • Speak to a member or an alumnus before, during, or after Rush - do this now!
    • If your parents have questions or objections have them:
      • Review this website - there is an area for parents - show it to them
      • Speak to a member, an officer, or the recruitment officer - click here
      • Speak to our advisor, an alumnus, or another member of our advisory board - click here


  • In 1869 that all Changed

  • Sigma Nu is not a "Frat" where guys come to be entertained. Sigma Nu is a fraternity of men, not boys, based on values, not expediency or situational ethics. We are seeking men who are focused on excelling, committed to achievment, and dedicated to honor.


    This is an opportunity to be in a different fraternity - Become Something More ... Become a Sigma Nu!


    If you are interested in learning more about Sigma Nu, click below to fill out an online Prospective Member Questionnaire and we will contact you as soon as we can.


    Fill out an online Prospective Member Questionnaire


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