Why Sigma Nu?

Love Truth Honor

Why Sigma Nu?
You could say that Sigma Nu banned the practice of hazing new members long before many other fraternities.
Founded in 1869 by three cadets opposed to hazing practices at the Virginia Military Institute, Sigma Nu uses the principles of love, truth, and honor to guide all decisions.

Sigma Nu was founded in 1869 by three cadets at the Virginia Military Institute upon the principles of Love, Truth, and Honor. At the time, hazing practices were allowed at VMI, and the cadets banned this practice, making it a pioneer among fraternities.

National Organization
The Sigma Nu National Chapter supports the Delta Theta Chapter in meeting its high standards by offering resources such as training and advice for chapter leaders to address challenges and promote the chapter.

The National Chapter also provides LEAD, a nationally recognized leadership development program. A brother of Deta Theta, Dale Runyon, was instrumental in helping develop the program.

The chapter sponsors fun social events where brothers get to know one another and strengthen the bonds of fraternity. Other social events are open to non-members from campus.

Leadership and Teamwork
Sigma Nu also teaches brothers leadership skills that last a lifetime. Brothers become ethical leaders of integrity by participating in many opportunities to lead chapter programs and through its comprehensive LEAD program, designed to meet the unique needs and learning styles of our collegiate members by focusing on in-person facilitated workshops on topics relevant to their year in school and experience in the chapter, campus, and community.

Why Delta Theta?
Brothers place a high value on academic achievement and encourage other brothers to work hard academically. Traditionally, the chapter has one of the highest average GPAs among Greek organizations at Knox College.

Alumni involvement/leadership
Delta Theta has a committed Alumni Association that provides leadership, guidance, and resources to the active chapter providing consistent and competent leadership over time.

Living arrangements
Delta Theta is committed to providing the best housing on campus. The House Corporation and Chapter realize that improvements must happen in this area and are working to make progress.

A diverse group of men who share the values of love, truth, and honor are chapter members. Diversity is a source of strength for the chapter.

Service to Others
The brothers of Delta Theta are committed to service to others and the community by planning regular service projects like blood drives and serving food to people in need.

Certain traditions have been passed down from generation to generation and observed by the brothers of Delta Theta over many years. They create lasting bonds and memories for all the brothers of all ages.