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Why Sigma Nu?

Membership in Sigma Nu provides enduring value. The leadership skills cultivated during your collegiate years will serve you well beyond graduation. By becoming a Sigma Nu, you join a diverse brotherhood united by our unwavering dedication to Honor. The bonds of brotherhood forged in college through our principles will continue to strengthen over time.

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The Legion of Honor

Imagine an October night in 1868 when our Founding Fathers envisioned something extraordinary- a fraternal organization built on the Principles of Love, Honor, and Truth. The vision has since evolved into a tradition, a legacy of Honor that continues to shape lives to this day.

Since our inception, Sigma Nu has knighted worthy men into the Legion of Honor, establishing more than 280 chapters and colonies across North America. Our founders' commitment to Honor has transformed countless lives.

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Leadership Development

Sigma Nu is dedicated to our mission of developing ethical leaders within society. With a plethora of leadership positions available, you'll have the opportunity to undergo formal training to enhance your leadership skills, receive personalized coaching and guidance, and access valuable resources.

Our award-winning membership development program, LEAD, embodies our commitment to Leadership, Ethics, Achievement, and Development. Widely regarded as the finest fraternity education program in the fraternity and sorority community, LEAD goes beyond mere orientation to Sigma Nu membership. Its primary aim is to empower all individuals to become ethical leaders both on campus and in broader society.

Complementing your other leadership experiences, Sigma Nu's LEAD Program combines guest facilitators, experimental learning exercises, group simulations, and discussions to nurture and refine leadership skills.

Service Commitment

Service and philanthropy are foundational to the values of Sigma Nu. As a member, you'll actively participate in community service projects, contributing to tangible improvements in the world. Engage in philanthropic events aimed at raising funds for worthy causes, fostering social connections, and forging lasting friendships while making a positive impact on society.

Sigma Nu's Helping Hand Initiative offers a structured approach to our service and philanthropic efforts, highlighted by the Founder's Month of Service held every April.

Academic Focus

Sigma Nu understands that your education is the most important part of your college experience. As a Sigma Nu, can expect supportive study plans, academic programs, access to peer tutoring, on-campus resources, and scholarship opportunities that pave the way for academic success. Most chapters of Sigma Nu meet or exceed the average GPA for men on their campus.

Anti-Hazing Stance

Since our establishment in 1869, Sigma Nu has fundamentally opposed hazing. Our founding was in part a response to hazing practices prevalent at the Virginia Military Institute during that time. Our commitment to anti-hazing remains steadfast as a core principle. We expect that all members, irrespective of age or tenure, are treated with respect and fraternal regard. Comprehensive training and resources are provided to foster a fraternity experience grounded in values, devoid of hazing. Any instances of misconduct are properly investigated and addressed to ensure a safe and supportive environment.


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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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