Sigma Phi Epsilon

Sigma Phi Epsilon Greek letters
Sigma Phi Epsilon, established in 1901, is one of the nation’s largest fraternities, with over 15,000 undergraduates on 230 campuses across the United States. Its mission is building balanced men, which is achieved through a four-year member development program that has contributed to a fraternity-wide GPA of over 3.0, a focus on the principles of Sound Mind and Sound Body, and service learning efforts that allow members to develop leadership skills while giving back to the community.

SigEp believes in a fraternity experience focused on continuous development, with no pledging and no hazing. Our award-winning Balanced Man Program will help students develop personal, academic, and professional skills. Founded on the idea that “this fraternity will be different,” we’re seeking men with diverse backgrounds, interests, and aspirations to leave a legacy on UConn’s campus by building an experience unlike any other.

Message from the Chapter President

Default Profile Rushing SigEp has been the best decision I have made in my undergraduate career at UConn. I have grown in so many areas in my life and developed traits such as leadership, confidence and responsibility. It is hard to imagine my college experience without SigEp because it has enhanced every part of the it. I've made friends that will last a life time, had experiences that will help me in life after college and made memories that I will never forget. I would not be the person I am today without SigEp.
SigEp strives to be different from the typical negative connotations that come from the word "frat". We are here to build you up from who you truly are as a person; not break you down and mold you into something we are looking for. SigEp will provide you with the framework to pursue the best version of yourself and help you achieve balance between physical, mental and social health. I can guarantee that SigEp will positively impact your life forever.

President: Kellen Paparella

Expectations of Excellence Standings

Chapter GPA 3.559 3.531
New Member GPA 3.659 3.599
Dollars Raised $1,994.33 $352.75
Total Volunteer Hours 1,316 1100
Overall Chapter Status Navy Navy
Semester Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Updated: July 2023

Quick Facts

Established at UConn: Fall 2014
Chapter Name Connecticut Alpha
Nickname SigEp
Colors Royal Purple and Red
Symbol Skull and Crossbones
Philanthropy Big Brothers Big Sisters
Motto Building Balanced Men
Signature UConn Event Balanced Man Scholarship

Chapter Awards

2021 CFSD Excellence in Member Development

2021 and 2019 Buchanan Cup 2019 - Awarded to the top 15% of SigEp chapters nationally

Interested in Sigma Phi Epsilon?

If you are interested in joining, follow our Instagram @sigep_uconn and give our Vice President of Recruitment a text.

Vice President of Recruitment - Will Servino (978)-881-8432

All interested in joining a fraternity or a sorority at UConn must complete The First Step: An Orientation for Potential New Members and pass the quiz with a score of 20. Once you have completed the orientation, we encourage you to reach out to the chapter to find out more information about membership.

Chapter Contact Information

Organizational Conduct History

No findings of responsibility