A Valued Partner in Higher Education
Sigma Phi Epsilon is committed to "Building Balanced Men" as they navigate the most transformative time in their lives, their college years. Establishing, sustaining and expanding SigEp’s vital partnership with its host institutions is the key to creating an educational experience that enables our brothers to be their best. SigEp strives to:
- Complement the classroom and campus experience
- Engage academic faculty and professional staff in the experience
- Prepare young men for life after college
A college man will spend approximately 19,200 hours, the equivalent of 800 days, outside of the classroom during four years on campus. That unstructured, out-of-classroom time has become a challenge for today’s young men who leave a highly structured and supervised high school lifestyle to face the many distractions and tough choices that college can bring. A number of trends show that college men are falling behind in taking advantage of their college experience.
The research suggests that college men, on the whole, are not making the most of the resources available to them and may be missing critical opportunities to learn vital personal and professional life skills. Skills like critical thinking, time management, cultivation of relationships, identity formation, ethical decision making, self-awareness, conflict resolution, leadership, and perseverance need attention.
Now, more than ever, SigEp has the ability to impact the college male experience. As a Fraternity, we must embrace this opportunity to complement the learning offered in the classroom and on campus to create an experience where:
- a brother’s grades are higher
- a brother’s leadership and social skills are more honed
- a brother’s problem-solving skills are sharper
- a brother’s commitment to community is deeper
- a brother’s persistence to graduate is greater
- a brother’s capacity to confidently transition into adult life is better
SigEp offers an experience that integrates academic excellence and personal development to prepare members for a successful life after college.