about SigEp

The SigEp Chapter

SigEp: A Portrait of Excellence

This fraternity is different. Everyday every SigEp works to exude excellence in every sense of the word. Every SigEp is an athlete, a scholar, a leader and a gentleman. This Balanced Man philosophy, which will ask you to be sound in both mind and body, has been the model of our success.

SigEp has won five Dean’s Cups since 2008, an award given to the best fraternity on Drexel's campus. With a cumulative GPA of 3.38, SigEp boasts a 0.21 GPA higher than the average fraternity at Drexel and a 0.17 higher GPA than all students at Drexel. In 2015, SigEp won Greek Week, a competition among all Greek Life where the events feature events such as football, Quizzo, Greek tile design, tug of war, and talent show. In 2014, SigEp won IFC Softball and Dodgeball and appeared in the IFC Championship for tennis.

SigEp PA-BB is an Residential Learning Community (RLC) chapter, a special designation from Sigma Phi Epsilon headquarters. Our Residential Learning Community provides a living-learning environment that works to develop life skills needed to succeed after graduation. We provide many resources as an RLC chapter to complement our brother's academic studies.

  • Chapter house basement includes meeting area with projector, whiteboard, two separate study areas with printer access, and a small library.
  • House dinners with university faculty to increase faculty-undergraduate collaboration and enhance the academic experience. Most recent dinners include President Fry, Senior Associate VP Rita LaRue, and associate professor, Ted Daeschler, Ph.D
  • Chapter-sponsored trips to local historic sites and museums, such as the Mutter Museum.
  • Community engagement through our Adopt-A-Street program, a street-cleaning initiative.

The Creed of Sigma Phi Epsilon

I believe in the American college fraternity. I believe in Sigma Phi Epsilon. I believe in this Fraternity because it would have me strive in every way to live up to the high principles for which it stands. These are VIRTUE, DILIGENCE, AND BROTHERLY LOVE.

I believe that the word Virtue is an inclusive term; that it is not enough that I be merely passively virtuous: I must be positive on virtue's behalf. Therefore, I will stand aggressively for honesty in all walks of life, and I will speak cleanly, play cleanly, and live cleanly. Whenever I can, I will oppose lawlessness and vice.

I believe that unless I succeed in being Diligent, I cannot be a good fraternity member. Believing that my fraternity can be no greater than any of its members, I shall strive to make it so high and so worthy that men will consider it an honor and privilege to belong to it and will strive to be admitted to it. I will not offer concessions to an individual to secure his affiliation, for thus making the man more note worthy then the Fraternity and hence only succeeds in lowering it in his estimation as well as mine.

I believe that Brotherly Love must be given in order to be received, and that it cannot exist without triumph of the principles of Virtue and Diligence, for these are essential parts of it.

I believe that a man will be made better for having been a member of my Fraternity. I know that I cannot expect the neophyte to be a finished product. Rather I will try to discover whether or not the environment and contact with men of high ideals will make of him a good fraternity man.

I believe that as a good fraternity member I must share a rich kinship of spirit with my brothers. Yet I realize that the members must be men of diversified abilities and talents. Among them are to be found the scholar, the athlete, the builder and craftsman. The good fraternity membermust be par excellent in manhood.

I believe that to be a good member I must be loyal to my Fraternity. In order to be loyal to it, I must love it. In order to love it, I must strive constantly to make it worthy of my love. To be loyal to my Fraternity, I must gain a knowledge of it so that I may understand it. I have an obligation to understand what brotherhood means.

I believe that in any organized society group rights and privileges are based on individual rights and privileges; that in my fraternity I possess the same rights and privileges and have the same duties as my fellow members. Therefore, I shall at all times respect duly the rights of others.

I believe that obedience to the laws of my community and my country is essential to good citizenship; that the laws and rules of my Fraternity and my chapter are intended to regulate the actions of its members, one with another, and that without fidelity to those laws and rules I cannot be a good citizen and a worthy member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

I believe I should be generous with the faults of a brother, as I should wish him to be with mine.