SigEp's Approach to Your Son's Development

Today, colleges and universities are incorporating the 2,500-year-old philosophy of Sound Mind and Sound Body into the way they teach, the way they work with their students, and the way they look at their campus environments. SigEp is geared to align with and support this mission through partnering initiatives such as the Balanced Man Program and the Sigma Phi Epsilon Residential Learning Communities.

Sigma Phi Epsilon's cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love have withstood the test of time for over a century on the American college campus. More than 15,000 undergraduate SigEp's on campus today believe in these values as a means to become balanced men, setting themselves apart as leaders.

Balanced Man Program
SigEp's Balanced Man Program is a no-pledging, no-hazing, continuous member development program centered on the Balanced Man Ideal. The program helps members build positive habits and key life skills through mentoring and experiential learning. Through this structured approach to development, SigEps grow from the day they join the Fraternity until well after they've graduated.

Residential Learning Communities
Through living and learning environ­ments called Residential Learning Communities, (RLCs) SigEp has created a holistic chapter experience that allows SigEp to serve as a valued partner in higher education. The Utah-Alpha chapter house is a "dry" or no alcohol premises. Partnered with a peer mentoring program, outstanding alumni, and responsible university advising, Utah-Alpha offers a safe and positive environment for our brothers to develop into leaders.

RLC chapters have more interaction between under-graduates and faculty members, bringing faculty into their chapter houses to teach classes, host office hours or facilitate discussions. The RLC program places an emphasis on member development, alumni support, faculty involvement, and academic programming to produce a great fraternity experience. As more chapters move toward the Residential Learning Community model, the Fraternity is especially focused on faculty fellows, who can mentor SigEp members as they pursue their personal, academic, and professional goals.
Residential Learning Communities provide college students with a home away from home surrounded by responsible peers and university faculty who are com­mitted to helping them succeed outside the classroom, where much of a student’s growth experience occurs.