Facts and History of SigEp

SigEp PA-BB RLC History

On November 14th, 1999, 37 men were brought before Brothers Erin Mullally and Ryan Elliot from Headquarters, to begin the first challenge along the journey of brotherhood, The Sigma Challenge. Brothers were eager, yet anxious, to build a brotherhood worthy to join the National Fraternity of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

At the next meeting following Christmas break, only the following men showed up: Mohamed Al-Khalifa Khalifa, Martin Christian, Steven Goble, Jonathan Huynh, Robert Li, Michael Maslanik, Rahul Patel, Terrence Purnell, Jamie Rosley, and Ryan Turman. These 10 brothers are the founding fathers of the Pennsylvania Beta Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

SigEp National Facts

  • SigEp was founded on November 1, 1901, at Richmond College.
  • Over the past two decades, SigEp has recruited more men than any other collegiate fraternity.
  • Currently, over 15,000 undergraduates are SigEps, more than any other national fraternity.
  • Over 309,000 lifetime members ranks SigEp among the largest national fraternities.
  • SigEp maintains a full-time professional staff of over 50 people.
  • The SigEp Journal has been published continuously since 1904, and is distributed to all members for life.
  • SigEp hosts the largest biennial convention in the fraternity world: the Grand Chapter Conclave.
  • SigEp was the first national fraternity to establish a housing trust for all chapters and create a National Housing Corporation.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon has the greatest number of fraternity houses, with over 200 chapter homes. Of those, over 115 are owned by local SigEp Alumni and Volunteer Corporations.
  • The Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation was the first fraternity foundation to build an endowment greater than $12 million.
  • The Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. Its program funding is planned to develop the scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and personal potential of college undergraduates.