Programs We Support
Through the Foundation leadership scholarships and grants, our donors help offsets the expenses associated with the leadership programs that enable our young men to strengthen their character, build leadership and interpersonal skills, and learn to develop healthy, lifelong relationships that are essential to a successful and fulfilling life.
SigEp’s Balanced Man Program provides the structure, support and guidance required for today’s student to fully utilize the 90 percent of college they spend outside of classroom walls. Based on equal rights and responsibilities for all members, the program’s progressive challenges provide brothers the opportunity to grow and fine-tune skills they can’t get in the classroom. Alumni, volunteers and university faculty and administration serve as mentors in the program, providing accountability and support.
Chapter and Mentor Retreat
The Chapter and Mentor Retreat serves as an opportunity to build team dynamics and ensures all incoming officers are on the same page headed into the new year. The officers leave empowered and prepared to tackle the challenges and opportunities ahead. A successful retreat will set clear short-term and long-term action plans for each officer the drive the overall success of a chapter.
Carlson Leadership Academy
The Carlson Leadership Academy provides interactive officer training to over 2,600 undergraduates and volunteers annually. Many undergraduates run for executive board positions because they have great goals and visions for their chapter. Attending an Academy ensures an officer will have the skills to manage a committee and follow through on those goals. The program also helps executive boards work together to ensure they all have goals consistent with a unified vision for the chapter.
Life After College
Life After College gives undergraduates the knowledge they need to translate their collegiate success into the professional world. During this two-day leadership event, undergraduates connect with career coaches, sharpen interview skills and interact with potential employers while exploring the career opportunities that await them after college. Sessions on personal finance, business etiquette and personal branding and values help brothers seamlessly transition from college to the workplace
Ruck Leadership Institute
The Frank J. Ruck Leadership Institute is an intense five-day event for SigEp’s top rising leaders. The Fraternity’s best and brightest gather for a program focused on personal leadership skills and the Balanced Man Ideal. Participants are stretched both mentally and physically and pushed to explore their potential. The result is that Ruck scholars learn about their leadership styles, and how to apply them to different situations. The program’s mission is, “Teaching the few to impact the many,” and Ruck scholars all return to their campus ready to utilize their new skills to impact their campus and community.
Tragos Quest to Greece
The Tragos Quest to Greece changes the way brothers view the world, their Fraternity and themselves. Guided by alumni mentors and university faculty, Tragos Quest to Greece Scholars study the influence that Greek philosophy, governance, and the arts has and continues to have in everyday life. Brothers explore Greek culture and contemplate the origins of SigEp’s values and the Balanced Man ideal.
Phillip A. Cox Volunteer Institute
The Phillip A. Cox Volunteer Institute features a day full of programming for SigEp’s most valuable resource — volunteers. Attendees will not only make important connections with other volunteers in their area, but they will also leave with a much better understanding of what is happening in the Fraternity today and have an action plan for how to implement what they have learned throughout the day!
Grand Chapter Conclave
Every two years, Sigma Phi Epsilon hosts the largest national gathering of its members across the nation, the Grand Chapter Conclave. As undergraduates and alumni celebrate their brotherhood, delegates consider new legislation and changes to its bylaws that will determine how the Fraternity operates. Attendees participate in personal and professional development activities and honor those who have helped to make the Fraternity great by bestowing its most important undergraduate and alumni awards.
With your generous financial support of any size will help provide the structure, support, and guidance required for today’s student to grow and fine-tune skills they can’t get in the classroom.