Balanced Man Program

The Balanced Man Program (BMP) makes SigEp stand out among the Greek community and other student organizations.

The BMP is exactly what young men need - a continuous development experience focused on scholarship, leadership and life skills that complements FIU's classroom curriculum.   The practice and refinement of these crucial skills helps our brothers succeed upon graduation and prepares them to achieve balance and satisfaction in every aspect of their lives.

Eighteen-year-old high school graduates often come from a highly structured, supportive and supervised environment. While they may relish their new-found independence, the hundreds of hours they will spend outside the classroom may be a challenge for men to stay focused and goal-oriented. The Balanced Man Program is designed to provide a sufficiently structured, supportive experience with a brotherhood of high achievers, close friends, and mentors to provide personal and professional guidance. The result? A graduate who develops the skills he needs to thrive during and after college.

The program is built on five philosophical tenets:
Equal rights and responsibilities:

An element of the BMP is to uphold the tradition of SigEp's Founders to initiate a member as soon as he joins, so he becomes a full contributor with equal responsibility.

Continuous development:

For each year of college and throughout his life, a brother is challenged to develop himself personally, academically and professionally both in and out of the classroom.  You grow and develop every year you are in the chapter... not just your first semester.


Brothers who hold each other accountable for reaching goals, upholding standards, and behaving in alignment with their values will achieve more, give more to others and routinely set ambitious expectations for themselves.

Living the Ritual:

The Ritual experience is more than a ceremony; it is a daily practical application of each brother's commitment to uphold the values of the Fraternity.  We expect each other to live by our principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love as well as Sound Mind, Sound Body.


Mentoring is one way both undergraduates and volunteers enable the development of their brothers and themselves and deepen the chapter experience. 

When the BMP was introduced in 1992, it redefined the experience college men expect from their fraternity. Now more than ever, this interactive program can help brothers at every stage of their college years to develop and better prepare for the transition to life after college.

Through a series of four challenges, brothers become progressively more prepared to transition out of college at one of the most transformative times in their lives. The Sigma Challenge focuses on understanding the Fraternity's history, principles and values. In the Phi Challenge, men focus on understanding themselves, their choices and ways to achieve balance. The Epsilon Challenge focuses on leadership and community involvement. And the Brother Mentor Challenge entrusts brothers with guiding new brothers, preparing for their transition out of college and examining how their SigEp experience can continue to help them be successful.

Read more about Sound Mind, Sound Body and Service Learning aspects of the program. You can also review the book, The Lifetime Responsibility of Brotherhood, given to each new member, which provides further details about the program and the Fraternity.