Whether your son is interested in joining a fraternity, has received or accepted a bid, or has already joined, we believe the lifelong commitment inherent in our brotherhood is an important topic of conversation. We hope you can find information here relevant to that conversation, and perhaps in the process we will answer a few of your questions.
Fraternity Life is an institution that has existed now for well over a century, and today, young men and women arrive at college as third, fourth, and sometimes even fifth generation legacies.
Those families are proud of their fraternal heritage, and we hope you can be too. Many parents find it deeply rewarding for their sons and daughters to follow in their footsteps and discover a newly energized relationship has formed because of that shared experience.
We understand that parents often have many concerns about their son joining a fraternity, especially if they were never Greek themselves. It is very important that you speak to your son or daughter about the commitment they are making because it is meant to be a lifelong commitment. But that isn't to say that you should discourage your son from joining a fraternity. We believe that college is an irreplaceable opportunity for young adults to discover their own inner strengths, make their own decisions about their lives and the world, learn from their mistakes, and become their own full-formed independent adult. And our goal is to facilitate that experience.
Some facts about our chapter and Greek life as a whole:
The GPA average of men in fraternities at UCF is higher than those of men not in Greek life. The same is true for sororities.
Sigma Nu was founded as a fraternity to oppose hazing. Our chapter holds strongly to that mission.
Our two biggest events of the year are philanthropies, raising money and donations for charity.
Fraternity men have been proven to become successful in their career due to building social skills and networking opportunities.
Our chapter has our own academic chairman, who is responsible for making sure members are keeping up with their classes.
We host gym hours and study hours for new and old members to encourage wellness of mind and body.
We require 12 community service hours per brother at a minimum each semester.