Washington Beta History

The Washington Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded in 1922, making it a house with a rich history and hundreds of dedicated alumni. Currently, SigEp has just over 80 active members with diverse backgrounds. SigEp prides itself on building balanced men who focus on academics, personal and professional development, and giving back to their community.

In winter of 2020, SigEp achieved a 3.56 average GPA making them the second highest in the IFC. This is an impressive accomplishment considering the large variety of business, STEM, and liberal arts majors in the house. 

Outside of academics, SigEps develop themselves and their professional aspirations through their Balanced Man Program. The BMP is a rigorous personal and professional development program comprised of various challenges. Members move through the program by achieving specific athletic goals, networking with our generous alumni, and, lastly, mentoring younger members in the house. The effectiveness of Sig Ep's Balanced Man Program is proven by the chapter's accomplishments in and outside of the classroom. 

SigEp takes their community service and philanthropic ventures very seriously. As an organization, SigEp serves and fundraises for the Boys and Girls Club of America. Through the Boys and Girls Club, Sig Ep members put on major events, tutor students, clean the Wallingford location, and operate fundraisers. Sig Ep's dedication to the cause has developed a strong relationships with the Boys and Girls Club, and they look forward to working closely with them in the future. Additionally, SigEp participates in other fundraising opportunities on campus such as Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash. In 2019, SigEp worked tirelessly to raise over $30,000 for Delta Gamma's Service for Sight fundraiser. Their members are passionate about contributing to their community at a high level.

Sigma Phi Epsilon's national motto, "This Fraternity Will Be Different," is especially applicable to the Washington Beta Chapter. SigEp has redefined the fraternity experience to ensure their members become the best versions of themselves.