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Excelling with Honor


To develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of Love, Honor and Truth.

To foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart and character.

To perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the Fraternity.

Strategic Plan

Envisioned Future

Leadership in Action

Sigma Nu transforms society through the commitment of its members to the Fraternity’s founding principles, leadership and ethical living.


Sigma Nu’s organizational structures and internal operations provide for the effective deployment of resources to deliver an unmatched level of service to its constituents.


Sigma Nu is continually increasing its membership and capabilities as it creates and capitalizes on new markets and opportunities that support the Fraternity’s mission.

Membership Value

Sigma Nu enhances the experience of its members and builds a sense of community in a way that generates a desire to invest time, talent and treasure in the development of both the organization and its future members which is recognized by all as a contribution to the greater good.

Strategic Imperatives and Goals

Chapter Strength

Sigma Nu will assist its chapters in achieving organizational excellence.

  1. The Fraternity will continuously provide and evaluate educational programs and support, including best practices, for collegiate chapter officers.
  2. The Fraternity will continuously promote the improvement of chapter performance toward excellence, as measured by the Pursuit of Excellence Program.
  3. The Fraternity will have engaged Alumni Advisory Boards at 90% of chapters, with two-thirds of those performing at a level of “Good” or higher by June 30, 2020.
  4. The Fraternity will continuously evaluate its support programs for, and the performance of, Alumni Advisory Boards.
  5. The Fraternity will identify, qualify and prioritize recolonization and colonization opportunities based on optimal campus and Rock Chapter criteria.
  6. The Fraternity will actively recruit and prepare alumni to serve on Alumni Advisory Boards.

Excellence Through Education

Sigma Nu will assist its members in ethical leadership development and in achieving personal growth.

  1. The Fraternity will evaluate the LEAD Program to ensure it offers effective, innovative and technologically advanced ethical leadership development opportunities by June 30, 2017.
  2. The Fraternity will develop and implement curriculum improvements to the LEAD Program by June 30, 2018, in anticipation of the Program’s 30th anniversary.
  3. The Fraternity will engage in research, prevention and education to militate against hazing and those who perpetuate, enable or tolerate hazing; the Fraternity will undertake appropriate disciplinary action for individuals and/or chapters in response to incidents of hazing and will communicate such consequences to appropriate constituents.
  4. The Fraternity will develop and implement an active bystander intervention program by June 30, 2017, and continue implementation of sexual misconduct awareness and prevention programs.
  5. The percentage of chapters meeting or exceeding the all-men’s GPA – or achieving a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale – at their respective institution will increase to 70% by June 30, 2017.
  6. The Fraternity will continue its efforts and support initiatives of others to prevent the misuse of alcohol and other substances; the Fraternity will undertake appropriate disciplinary action for individuals and/or chapters in response to incidents of alcohol or other substance misuse.
  7. The Fraternity will provide opportunities for members to become involved in community service and philanthropic endeavors to foster the development of servant leaders.
  8. The Fraternity will honor, preserve and make accessible its history and traditions to foster member understanding and commitment.

Alumni Engagement

Sigma Nu will identify, educate and engage alumni to support the success of chapters, develop perpetual fraternal leadership and increase the value of lifetime membership.

  1. The Fraternity will continue implementation of the member engagement program to increase the number of engaged alumni by 15% by June 30, 2017.
  2. The Fraternity will develop, by September 1 each year, and implement on an ongoing basis, the master communications plan in consultation with the Educational Foundation.
  3. The Fraternity will establish metrics for the mentoring network by December 31, 2016.
  4. The Fraternity will identify, organize and develop future leaders by maintaining a potential leadership pool of at least 150 on an ongoing basis.
  5. The Fraternity will increase the number of accurate member records by 10% by June 30, 2017.
  6. The Fraternity will increase the number of alumni clubs by seven by December 31, 2017.
  7. The Fraternity will increase the number of alumni chapters to 145 by December 31, 2017.


Sigma Nu will preserve and further its reputation as an organization devoted to excellence through ethical living.

  1. The Fraternity will continually develop flexible long-term plans to anticipate and address threats to its mission.
  2. The Fraternity will promote its legacy as the Legion of Honor, the only men’s fraternity founded in direct opposition to hazing and dedicated to Love, Honor and Truth.
  3. The Fraternity will increase the quality, frequency and measurable impact of internal and external communications in preparation for the 150th Anniversary.
  4. The Fraternity will complete a brand refresh of all Sigma Nu assets by June 30, 2017.
  5. The Fraternity will encourage and support its staff, collegiate and alumni members to positively influence the Greek and other communities through leadership and engagement.
  6. The Fraternity will implement technology that enables and supports the operations and delivery of membership value.


Sigma Nu will consistently increase its membership through an innovative, values-based recruitment program.

  1. Each chapter will meet or exceed the average fraternity chapter size at its respective institution, or demonstrate 10% annual growth of total chapter manpower, through implementation of a year-round, values-based recruitment plan with stated quality standards.
  2. Retention to initiation as measured by current-year initiations billed divided by candidates billed and by tracking of the individual will increase 2 points each to 85.5% and 82%, respectively, by June 30, 2018.
  3. The Fraternity will determine the appropriate metric(s) for measurement of member persistence through third and fourth year of the collegiate experience and will establish a current-state baseline by June 30, 2018.
  4. The Fraternity will publicize, promote and make known opportunities for referral of potential new members, including legacies.

© 2015-2018 Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.
9 North Lewis Street, P.O. Box 1869, Lexington, Virginia 24450
Phone: 540.463.1869 | Fax: 540.463.1669 | Email: headquarters@sigmanu.org

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