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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 equip and support its chapters in achieving organizational excellence.

  1. The Fraternity will continuously promote educational programs and chapter accountability, including support of the development of collegiate chapter officers.
  2. The Fraternity will leverage the Pursuit of Excellence Program to promote the improvement of chapter performance toward excellence.
  3. The Fraternity will have engaged Alumni Advisory Boards at 95% of chapters, with 75% of those performing at a level of "Good" or higher by June 30, 2022.
  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 with a target number of 175 chapters and colonies by June 30, 2026.
  6. Each chapter will meet or exceed the average fraternity chapter size at its respective institution, or demonstrate 10% annual manpower growth, through implementation of a year-round, values-based recruitment plan with stated quality standards.
  7. Retention to initiation will maintain at 82% through June 30, 2020.
  8. The Fraternity will present collegiate chapters with opportunities for interfraternal engagement to improve campus leadership.

Excellence through Education

Sigma Nu will guide its members in achieving personal growth through ethical leadership development and accountability.

  1. The Fraternity will conduct ongoing evaluation of the LEAD Program to ensure it offers effective and innovative ethical leadership development opportunities, including an independent assessment to begin by June 2022.
  2. 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, 2020.
  3. The Fraternity will engage in research, prevention, and education to militate against hazing and those who perpetuate, enable, or tolerate hazing.
  4. The Fraternity will continue its efforts and support initiatives of others to prevent the misuse of alcohol and other substances.
  5. The Fraternity will provide additional training and resources for chapters to improve the execution of the LEAD Program.
  6. The Fraternity will implement educational strategies to address emerging health and safety issues.
  7. The Fraternity will grow its community service hours contributed and philanthropic dollars raised by 5% annually, 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 Commitment

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

  1. The Fraternity will develop an initial framework – by October 15, 2018 – from which to build its Alumni Commitment Program.
  2. The Fraternity will develop – by September 1 each year – and implement a comprehensive and coordinated communications plan in consultation with the Educational Foundation to inspire alumni commitment.
  3. The Fraternity will establish metrics related to the perceived value of lifetime membership by November 1, 2018, and collect related data from alumni by December 31, 2018, and on an ongoing basis each biennium.
  4. The Fraternity will identify, organize, and develop future leaders by maintaining a potential leadership pool of at least 150 alumni on an ongoing basis.
  5. The Fraternity will execute the 150th Anniversary plan.
  6. The Fraternity will determine ongoing metrics for the mentoring network by December 31, 2018.


Sigma Nu will advance its reputation as an organization devoted to excellence through ethical living.

  1. The Fraternity will develop specific plans of action to address threats to its mission by March 31, 2019.
  2. The Fraternity will create resources to support and empower collegiate and alumni chapters to communicate the mission and vision of the Fraternity at the local level.
  3. The Fraternity will leverage its reputation and standing in the fraternal community to provide leadership, operational, and financial support to the fraternal movement.
  4. 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.
  5. The Fraternity will leverage its anti-hazing legacy to engage with campuses and surrounding communities to eliminate hazing and bullying.
  6. The Fraternity will expand its use of technology to communicate with constituents and the general public.
  7. The Fraternity will complete a brand refresh of all Sigma Nu assets by June 30, 2019.

© 2015-2021 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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