Welcome to Sigma Phi Epsilon
At SigEp, our core values are Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love and through being a member, each every man is built to be balanced in every aspect of their lives. Our efforts to be balanced are demonstrated through consistently having highest GPA on campus. We believe that new undergraduate members have a strong foundation from their parents and upbringing and this should be built on rather than broken down, therefore we do not pledge or haze our members. We are also founded on the idea that this “this fraternity will be different” and every year we push the boundaries and challenge the process of everything we do including philanthropy and leadership.
We are one of the largest organizations at Lawrence Technological University and also one of the largest national social fraternities in the United States.
Information for Parents
What is a fraternity?
A fraternity is a group of men who believe and live by the same set of values, and foster a close friendship through those values. These values bind together not only the current chapter members, but members and alumni throughout the country. Fraternity men incorporate these values in all aspects of their lives, never letting go of those beliefs. Sigma Phi Epsilon’s values are Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love.
Don’t Greek organizations take up a lot of time?
Fraternity membership requires anywhere from 2 to 8 hours a week. Whether it be a community service project, planning an event, or regular weekly meetings, Greek members have learned to manage their time wisely with other commitments such as schoolwork, a job, and significant others. This is why so many members have succeeded in their lives.
What about academics?
Sigma Phi Epsilon is a national leader in academics. Academic performance and scholastic achievement are signs of Sound Minds at work. Reinforcing the value of education and its importance, Sigma Phi Epsilon exists to advance the mission of the college or university where it has a chapter. SigEp has the highest GPA out of all the national fraternities and our chapter is consistently above the university and Greek average with a 3.0 GPA. SigEps have a strong commitment to academics, and odds are your son will make better grades as a member of SigEp.
Aren’t fraternities expensive?
Annual membership dues vary with each organization on campus. Currently, financial responsibilities for all brothers are $375 per semester. Annual dues for SigEp are among the cheapest at Lawrence Tech and in the nation. As some say, “Greek life is the best deal at college.” Michigan Theta also offers a competitive scholarship for all incoming freshmen. New members to our organization pay a reduced rate for the first two semesters ($350 per semester).
Can fraternities help me even after I graduate?
Yes! Fraternity members achieve success. College graduates who belong to a fraternity or sorority tend to be more successful financially than other college graduates. 80% of the CEO of Fortune 500 companies were in fraternal organizations, as were all but two of the Presidents and Vice-Presidents for the last 100 years. Many companies give the hiring edge to Greeks, because they realize a fraternity member is much better trained and equipped to be a success in the business world than is the smartest of graduates who did not have the benefit of a fraternity or sorority.
Fraternity members are very cliquish, aren’t they?
By far, this is not the truth at Michigan Theta. Greek students represent a variety of ethnic, economic, and social backgrounds. Students of all majors and interests are affiliated with fraternities. One of the greatest aspects of Greek Life is that each chapter offers something different to each member.
The following is a list of reasons your son will benefit from SigEp:
He’ll have a group of supportive friends to help him make the adjustment to college and be his friends for life.
He’ll be offered scholastic resources to help him achieve his academic goals.
He’ll be taught leadership skills and offered hands-on opportunities to practice those skills.
He’ll be encouraged to get involved in the campus and the community and exercise his fullest potential.
He’ll be taught the importance of giving of oneself through active participation in community service projects.
He’ll be exposed to career opportunities through interaction with fraternity alumni.
He’ll enhance those “people skills” so essential to happy, productive living.