Recruitment

Interested in Greek Life?
Fraternity recruitment, also known as "rush," is the time when fraternities host several social events and gatherings that allow prospective and current fraternity members to get to know each other. Experiences of Greek life are shared and those interested are given the insight as to what being Greek is. At the end of rush, Greek houses offer "bids" to the students they think are the best fits for membership. Rush period at FIU is one week long, often starting sometime in the first quarter of the semester.

JUST LIKE ANIMAL HOUSE?

Thinking that fraternity life is just like the stereotypical animal house "frat boy" stereotype? At SigEp, we strive to move aside the typical stereotype by displaying our true principles and letting the public see our professional aspects. Joining SigEp means to join a serious organization that offers more than the College experience. SigEp offers the complete College experience as well as the complete post graduate experience. We, at SigEp, believe that your commitment to our fraternity doesn't just end once you graduate. Sigma Phi Epsilon is dedicated to the idea that a fraternity is much more than a social organization, it is an institution of higher learning; one that centers around the ideals of allowing one to live his best life: a balanced life. 


 
SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DO I GET FOR MY INVESTMENT?
A member's dues allow the chapter to provide enjoyable opportunities for growth and development, whether that may include social events with sororities, camping, leadership retreats, awards banquets, national conferences, brother dinners, scholarships, etc.  Some of the money also goes to pay for things like insurance, membership fee to the Interfraternity Council, etc.  As a member, you are provided with a breakdown of all dues and fees, as well as a budget for where your money goes.

HOW DO I KNOW I WILL NOT BE HAZED IF I JOIN?

The SigEp National website states our stance on hazing in the following excerpt: Sigma Phi Epsilon is clear and concise in its stance against hazing. Hazing is illegal; therefore it has no place in the Fraternity. Sigma Phi Epsilon holds its members to the highest possible standard, so breaking the laws of the country, state, and university will not be tolerated. Hazing is the direct opposite of everything Sigma Phi Epsilon represents. Our Balanced Man Program ensures that all our new members go through a development program that is conducted in a safe and responsible manner. While it will challenge you to be better, we guarantee that you will not be hazed in any way.  Sigma Phi Epsilon prides itself on upholding our ideals and no act of hazing will be tolerated in the fraternity.  Brotherhood is built on trust; it is impossible to build trust around hazing - and therefore also impossible to build brotherhood.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM GPA TO BE A MEMBER?
Although the FIU Interfraternity Council allows a lower minimum GPA, Sigma Phi Epsilon requires a 2.8 minimum to join. Brothers are expected to maintain that mark during their entire time at FIU to remain in good standing and participate fully.

HOW CAN SIGEP HELP MY FUTURE?

Sigma Phi Epsilon is devoted to building balanced men and balanced leaders. SigEp has many leadership programs that coincide with the balanced man continuous growth philosophy. Among the programs offered is the Carlson Leadership Academy, the Tragos Quest to Greece, the Ruck Leadership Institute and the EDGE New Member Program.  Those national programs, combined with our Balanced Man Program that is managed locally, provide you with the tools, experience, and skills to be successful after college.