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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 to achieve organizational and operational excellence.

  1. The Fraternity will continue to promote educational programs and chapter accountability including support of the development of collegiate officers.
  2. The Fraternity will develop new resources to improve chapter recruitment capabilities by June 30, 2024.
  3. Through implementation of a year-round, principles-based recruitment plan with stated quality standards, each chapter will meet or exceed the average fraternity chapter size at its respective institution or demonstrate 10% annual manpower growth.
  4. The Fraternity will have engaged Alumni Advisory Boards at 95% of all chapters with 80% of such boards performing at a level of “good” or higher, as determined by internal evaluation metrics, by May 31, 2025.
  5. The Fraternity will update its award program to include Alumni Advisory Board recognition by June 30, 2024.

Alumni Commitment

Sigma Nu will increase the value of its lifetime membership experience.

  1. The Fraternity will develop its annual alumni engagement plan, in coordination with the Foundation, to include regional events and Alumni Clubs, by October 1, 2023.
  2. The Fraternity will realize 4% growth annually in the number of committed alumni, as defined by the Alumni Commitment Framework.
  3. The Fraternity will develop a plan to identify and engage alumni for leadership opportunities within the Fraternity by June 30, 2024.

Educational Excellence

Sigma Nu will provide opportunities for members to achieve personal and intellectual growth through ethical leadership development and accountability.

  1. The Fraternity will implement the revised LEAD Program by June 30, 2024.
  2. The Fraternity will continue to implement research-based educational strategies to address hazing prevention, substance misuse, physical and mental health, and emerging health and safety issues.
  3. The Fraternity will create and maintain a national LEAD facilitator database with the intent of increasing volunteer facilitation by June 30, 2024.
  4. The Fraternity will continue to honor, preserve, and make accessible its history and traditions to foster member understanding and commitment as detailed by an historic preservation strategic plan developed by March 31, 2025.
  5. The Fraternity will fulfill the inclusive brotherhood resolution adopted at the 70th Grand Chapter by March 31, 2025.

Communication and Awareness

Sigma Nu will amplify awareness of the positive lifetime impact of its membership experience.

  1. The Fraternity will develop, and update annually, a five-year technology and communications roadmap, to improve stakeholder awareness and operational efficiency by December 31, 2023.
  2. The Fraternity will develop a program to equip and empower collegiate chapters and alumni to communicate the Mission and Vision of the Fraternity by March 31, 2024.
  3. The Fraternity will develop an annual analysis and evaluation of all marketing and communication efforts by December 31, 2023.
  4. The Fraternity will continue to leverage its reputation and standing in the fraternal community to provide operational and financial support and leadership to the fraternal movement.
  5. The Fraternity will continue to promote to stakeholders 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.

Growth and Innovation

Sigma Nu will explore new structures and models to grow its membership.

  1. The Fraternity will expand collegiate chapters at a rate of three projects per year.
  2. The Fraternity will evaluate its membership structure and requirements to identify new and emerging markets by December 31, 2024.
  3. The Fraternity will develop a plan to maximize the impact of the Spears Family Epsilon Epsilon Center for Excellence by December 31, 2024.
  4. The Fraternity will continue to assess threats to its mission and develop specific plans of action to address such threats, including annual scenario planning.

© 2015-2022 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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