Headquartered in Lexington, Virginia, Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded in 1869 at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. Sigma Nu currently has 172 active chapters and colonies on college campuses throughout the United States and Canada, and has initiated over 230,000 members since its founding. Sigma Nu was founded to end hazing, and continues to be dedicated to the eradication of hazing. Sigma Nu is also the first national fraternity to provide its chapters with risk reduction policies and a comprehensive, 4 year membership education program.
To develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of Love, Honor and Truth.
To foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart and character.
To perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the Fraternity.
Sigma Nu has initated 230,000 brothers.
There are currently 10,400 collegiate brothers at 165 chapters on college campuses across the United States.
After graduation, brothers remain active in Sigma Nu. 174,000 living alumni make up 114 alumni chapters.
The Beta Beta chapter of Sigma Nu was founded in November of 1890. Beta Beta has initiated 1,576 brothers in its 125 years.
Founding Brothers of Beta Beta helped found the Beta Zeta chapter, at Purdue University, in 1891. Brothers Charles Jakes and Alvin Dorsett initially met with a group of interested men at Purdue. Once granted a charter, Brothers Jakes, Dorsett, and Steta Takashima traveled to Lafayette for an initiation ceremony on Monday, October 24, 1891.