Sigma Phi Epsilon
University of Cincinnati
The Balanced Man Program is a continuous development program designed to help each brother become their personal best and further build the qualities of Leader, Scholar, Athlete, and Gentleman. In accordance with this, SigEp has eliminated the pledging process, granting all members full privileges immediately after joining.
SigEp brothers hold executive positions in many student organizations at UC such as Student Government, Cincinnati Dance Marathon, Engineering Tribunal, Student Alumni Council, and many more.
The brothers at Sigma Phi Epsilon pride themselves on being scholars. Our GPA is consistently among the top GPA’s among chapters on campus. We have a great diversity of majors, including engineers, DAAP students, and business students. We offer a variety of resources to support members academically, including weekly tutoring sessions, study tables, and a textbook library. If you are struggling in a class, it is very likely that another brother will have taken the class previously who can assist you.
Being a social fraternity SigEp offers a wide variety of social events throughout the year. Events include our annual formal dance, date nights, mixers with sororities, informal brotherhood events such as video game nights at the house. Social events are a lot of fun and one of the main reasons many people join a fraternity.
SigEp competes in an inter-fraternity intramural league, facing off against the best other fraternity’s have to offer. Once again following the ideal of the Balanced Man, SigEp is full of great athletes. We have two teams for almost every sport. Our A team is always very competitive. Our B team is also competitive and a lot of fun.
The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon take great pride in supporting our community. Thousands of community service hours are performed by the brothers every year. Our flagship philanthropy event, the Ginger Greek gingerbread house contest, raises several thousand dollars for charity each year. SigEp brothers help plan and organize a variety of campus community service events, including Cincinnati Community Outreach, Cincinnati Dance Marathon, and Relay For Life. Every Spring, we support a local Boy Scout troop by helping them with their annual mulch move.
Joining SigEp comes with the option of living in the SigEp house. Living in the house is the best housing value on and near campus. It is significantly cheaper than the university residence halls or nearby apartment complexs. The house is conveniently located just across the street from campus. In addition the prime location and cost, brothers living at SigEp have a meal plan where our dedicated cook serves lunch and dinner during the week.
Since our chapter was started 60 years ago, we have had over 1400 men call Ohio Theta their home during their college career. There are nearly 1000 living alumni spread throughout the world including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, Canada, and Scotland. Ohio Theta alumni have become leaders within the National Fraternity, including two Grand Chapter Presidents, five Order of the Golden Heart recipients, numerous Regional Directors and Chapter Counselors, and many other key volunteers spread throughout the United States.