The Balanced Man Program
SigEp revolutionized the fraternity movement in 1991 by unveiling the Balanced Man Program (BMP), a concept of single-tiered membership and continuous development that begins the day a brother joins. SigEp believes the stereotypical fraternity experience does not fulfill the needs of today’s college male. The BMP offers an experience focused on scholarship, leadership, professional development and life skills. Members learn to live their best lives through unique, rewarding programming tailored to fit their needs and prepare them for the journey of life ahead.
Our chapter's BMP is in place and fully functional, already moving brothers forward in their personal lives, as well as developing their professional and leadership skills. From the start, any brother can seek a leadership role and begin to gain valuable experience and knowledge.
Sigma Phi Epsilon has initiated over 315,000 men since 1901. Among them are business executives, world leaders, renowned artists, celebrities, selfless civil servants, military heroes and all-star athletes. Many of SigEp’s alumni credit their fraternity experience as their first true taste of leadership.
Thousands of alumni continue to volunteer to help chapters and members. They donate generously to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation for leadership events and scholarships. SigEp alumni believe that the SigEp experience is a lifetime commitment, and that is why they support SigEp and its endeavors, and why they maintain the irreplaceable relationships they forged in their undergraduate days.
Our chapter strives to create and maintain partnerships with other Greek and non-Greek on-campus organizations, as well as the University itself. We are proud to have these partnerships with various other fraternities and sororities, along with our partnerships with the Smith Career Center, the Student Success Center, and Schiffert Health Center's Hokie Wellness Program. We also have various ties within the Blacksburg community through volunteer work and community outreach.
Residential Learning Communities
As many fraternities draw the glare of the media spotlight for unacceptable behavior, educators have begun to question the role of Greek life on their campus. SigEp has continued to stand out within the Greek world by working to partner with higher education institutions, a partnership that is more vital now than ever. Colleges and universities are facing enormous cost pressure from federal and state cuts that can affect course offerings and out-of-classroom programming. At the same time, we see a growing disparity between men and women in key measures of academic success: grades, graduations rates and campus leadership.
More than 49 chapters are designated as Residential Learning Communities for their efforts to work with faculty members to create unique academic programming for their brothers. And each year, more SigEp chapters meet the requirements for this profound living learning experience. Our chapter will soon be the next to have its very own Residential Learning Community.
Sigma Phi Epsilon offers local, regional, and national leadership events, which include a balance of self-development and team leadership skills training. Through self-discovery, analysis and interaction, brothers develop skills necessary to lead balanced lives and to continue leading the fraternity world. Every semester all brothers are given the option to attend leadership events.
Every year our chapter also hosts a Brotherhood Retreat where new officers are elected, team-building exercises take place, and new brothers are given comprehensive presentations on chapter principles, policies, history, and operations.
Virtue, Diligence, Brotherly Love
SigEp was founded with the Cardinal Principles of Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love. Our mission is “Building Balanced Men,” which is achieved through a commitment to Sound Mind and Sound Body.
All of our brothers understand that a sound mind is more than getting good grades and that a sound body is more than working out. They are also about being emotionally and mentally stable, practicing good stress management, knowing your strengths and weaknesses, living a healthy lifestyle, and getting quality rest.