What is your greatest hope for your son?
He develops maturity and knowledge of the world
He grows up happy and successful
He enjoys his once-in-a-lifetime college experience
He gives back to the community
What is your biggest fear for your son?
He skips class or fails to keep up with Penn's academic rigor
He has a personal injury
He gets into trouble with the law
He mistreats others and shows disrespect to the community
He squanders his college experience with alcohol or drugs
So why us?
If you can relate to any of these, then we strongly recommend you consider Sigma Nu. Our brotherhood rejects the popular image of a "frat guy" and tailors our system to produce "fraternity men." If and when your son decides to don the letters of Sigma Nu, he can walk on campus proudly knowing that he embodies a higher standard of excellence. He will associate with men who pride themselves on high GPAs, extensive campus leadership, and countless hours of community service. He can call upon a network of peers as well as thousands of alumni who share the same standards. Most importantly, whether he chooses to live there or not, the Sigma Nu chapter house will be a place to call home.
One of the most common parental concerns pertains to drugs and alcohol. While Sigma Nu encourages and often sponsors social events, we have zero tolerance for illegal behavior or reckless immaturity. Animal house behavior is for boys; Sigma Nu is for men. We also devote many of our resources to the Risk Reduction Committee. An elected position in the house, the Risk Reduction Chair oversees a committee of brothers whose sole purpose is to make sure fraternity events run smoothly.
What about after college? It may be hard to contemplate, but your son will graduate before you know it. However, his Sigma Nu legacy will persist. Every year we host an Alumni Homecoming event during which the active members witness first hand the life-long bonds of brotherhood. We meet alumni who have remained in touch with their brothers for decades after graduating. In fact, our property company consists of one such group of dedicated alumni who work with the brothers regularly to help maintain the house.
Please take the time to further explore our website and see if Sigma Nu is right for your son. Of course, if you would like to share any questions or concerns about Sigma Nu at Penn, please contact a member of the Executive Board.