SigEp’s Balanced Man Program (BMP) provides the structure, support and guidance required for today’s student to fully utilize the 90 percent of college they spend outside of classroom walls.
Based on equal rights and responsibilities for all members, the program’s progressive challenges provide brothers the opportunity to grow and fine-tune skills they can’t get in the classroom. Alumni, volunteers and university faculty and administration serve as mentors in the program, providing accountability and support.
BMP programming helps young brothers strengthen their character. It enables our young men to build leadership and communication skills and develop healthy, lifelong relationships.
The Balanced Man Program was created so that SigEp chapters across the nation could provide the ultimate fraternity experience. Chapters that take full advantage of this program will:
This one page guide shows the major points of the program. There is more information on the SigEp Headquarters site.
Also, check out our Balanced Man Program FAQ page.
SigEp was founded on the philosophy of love. Our Founders believed brotherly love must be given in order to be received. Implementing equal rights and responsibilities is the ultimate expression of brotherly love. It allows us to share brotherly love with all members of the chapter. Creating equal rights and responsibilities will:
Our Founders set out to build a Fraternity that constantly added value to the lives of its members. They believed in development throughout life, not just in college. They were committed to developing habits of curiosity and lifelong learning. Today, many chapters only provide development opportunities for their new members. However, college men need to develop throughout their entire undergraduate experienceto be successful in life after college. Additionally, members pay for every year of this experience and deserve a product in return. This tenet was reaffirmed in 2011 at Conclave when the undergraduate delegates to the Grand Chapter passed legislation endorsing a continuous development experience at every chapter. Implementing continuous development will:
Membership in Sigma Phi Epsilon is reserved for men who meet our high expectation. To retain that membership, men must continually uphold the standards of being a brother in SigEp throughout their college career. Brothers are expected to participate in the chapter experience to improve themselves, their chapter, their campus and their community. Sigma Phi Epsilon’s oath of obligation outlines these high expectations for a brother. Challenging our members to achieve more and holding them to these expectations will:
SigEp’s Ritual was created to be a guide for living the best life. Our Founders believed the Ritual is most effective when it is lived, when its core messages are applied in our everyday lives. They believed the Ritual should not be viewed only as an event acted out on rare occasions. The lessons of the Ritual are intended to impact our lives, beyond the secrets that describe those lessons. Living the Ritual will ensure:
College men need support and guidance to make the most of the opportunities available to them. Moreover, the Fraternity is not an individual journey and positive relationships maximize a brother’s development. Experience as both a mentee and mentor in college allows individuals to be prepared to mentor over the rest of their life. Mentoring within the chapter will: