Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded in 1901 on the campus of Richmond College (now called the University of Richmond) in Richmond, Va. The story of its founding by 12 determined men set the stage for the growth and success of one of the country’s premier fraternal organizations. The history of the Fraternity reflects the times, through great wars and profound cultural shifts. Throughout the decades, the men of Sigma Phi Epsilon have practiced their values and embraced the stated desire of the Founders, “This Fraternity will be different.”

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310 S. Boulevard
Richmond, Va. 23220

(804) 353-1901

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The North Dakota-Alpha chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity prides themselves in being leaders in all areas at the University of North Dakota.

Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded at Richmond College, now the University of Richmond, on November 1, 1901, on the Cardinal Principles: Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Today, the Fraternity has grown to more than 290,000 lifetime members, including more than 15,000 undergraduates on 241 campuses in the United States. SigEp is currently the largest fraternity in terms of undergraduate enrollment.

Our mission statement is “Building Balanced Leaders for the World’s Communities.”


Residential Learning Community

North Dakota-Alpha is an accredited Residential Learning Community.  For SigEp, a learning community incorporates collaboration between academic professionals, undergraduates, the university, and the chapter facility where there is an incredible opportunity for personal growth and educational development.

Through academic guidance, faculty and alumni interaction, personal and professional development, social events, and athletics, SigEp creates a well-rounded college experience. With SigEp you will be more successful in your transition to college, more involved on campus, and better prepared for life after college.

Faculty members are a key component of the RLCs, too. They take a personal interest in your academic career, get to know you very well, and advise you individually. Some Faculty Fellows host for-credit classes, seminars, and lectures for SigEps right inside the facility. Studies show that by being part of a residential college, you will be more satisfied with college life, have a higher GPA and—most importantly—you are far more likely to graduate.

SigEp is the first and only educational foundation and Greek letter organization with a successful, comprehensive Residential Learning Community program.