Our Core Values
Why did I choose SigEp?
I thought fraternities were not for me.
I was an older student, a Navy veteran. One day a guy I knew from the Student Center invited me over to meet the members.
I met guys who cared for each other like my shipmates had. They worked hard to build their chapter and also were active in organizations all over campus. I never regretted my decision to join. The friends I made as a SigEp in the chapter, and later as a volunteer, I keep in touch with to this day.
Sigma Phi Epsilon made my college experience three dimensional.
UTK's size felt overwhelming. SigEp gave me the family feeling I had been longing for. The brotherly love I experienced as a Sig Ep helped me gain confidence in myself. I saw that "I would get out of something what I put into it" as a member. I learned values of virtue, diligence and brotherly love working with chapter members.
Most importantly, I made cherished, lifelong friends--brothers who have always been there for me, having my back.
I didn’t know a single person when I arrived at UT in Knoxville.
The Tennessee Alpha SigEp chapter welcomed me with open arms. I found a group of guys who shared similar interests and values. SigEp provided me with an environment where I could be myself in while challenging me to grow and mature.
As a result, my college experience was better than anything I could have ever imagined. The bonds that I formed with my fellow brothers have not wavered since graduation. They are friendships that will last a lifetime.