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Sigma Phi Epsilon

Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized fraternities. With a commitment to building better men, SigEp has been at the forefront of promoting academic excellence, leadership skills, personal integrity, and lifelong growth amongst its members. Our motto, “Building Balanced Men,” serves as a guiding principle that focuses on the holistic development of its undergraduate members.

“This fraternity will be different….”

The Founders

SigEp was founded on November 1, 1901, at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Twelve visionary men, Carter Ashton Jenkens, Benjamin Donald Gaw, William Hugh Carter, William Andrew Wallace, Thomas Temple Wright, William Lazelle Phillips, Lucian Baum Cox, Richard Spurgeon Owens, Edgar Lee Allen, Robert Alfred McFarland, Franklin Webb Kerfoot, and Thomas Vaden McCaul, came together with the aspiration to create a fraternity experience distinct from the typical organizations of their era. Disturbed by prevalent elitism and the lack of moral integrity in many fraternities, these founders aimed to establish a brotherhood grounded in the principles of virtue, diligence, and brotherly love. They sought to foster academic achievement, nurture leadership capacities, and encourage personal growth among members. From its very beginning, SigEp set out to redefine fraternity life, emphasizing the ideals of developing “Balanced Men” which has since remained a cornerstone of the fraternity’s mission and values.Their primary goals were to encourage academic excellence, promote leadership skills, and foster personal development among its members. From its inception, SigEp aimed to challenge the status quo of fraternity life, elevating the standards and expectations for what it means to be a fraternity man. This commitment to developing “Balanced Men” has remained at the core of the fraternity’s values and mission, driving its initiatives and programs for over a century.

SigEp not only distinguishes itself through its emphasis on the development of balanced men but also through its broader contributions to the fraternity and sorority community. SigEp recognizes that the undergraduate experience is a transformative period in a young man’s life, and they have crafted their programs to ensure that members are given ample opportunities to maximize their potential during these formative years.

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Balanced Men

SigEp has a commitment towards developing its members into leaders and Balanced Men.


Since recolonization in mid-2022, SigEp TX Mu has grown at an unprecedented pace.