SigEp at Ohio State
The Ohio Gamma Chapter at The Ohio State University was founded on January 30, 1908.
In our years at Ohio State, we have seen many significant awards from the university and the national fraternity. In the early 2000s, Sigma Phi Epsilon became the first Greek-letter organization at Ohio State to be selected as “Outstanding Student Organization” in several decades, recognized out of more than 1,000 registered student organizations. Our chapter has also held the top GPA in Greek Community over the past 10 years with an average of 3.59.
The chapter is currently home to 81 outstanding brothers. Our members represent a variety of academic disciplines including Business, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Public Policy, Molecular Genetics, Supply Chain Management, Pre-Med, and more.
On-campus, Ohio Gamma SigEp's participate on club sports teams, serve as presidents and leaders of student organizations, dance in BuckeyeThon, participate in several scholars programs as well as represent Ohio State on homecoming court and as sesquicentennial scholars.
Beyond campus, brothers have participated in study abroad trips, leadership development programs, and have done research across many academic fields. Brothers also excel as professionals as they have participated in internships at Marathon Petroleum, Microsoft, Battelle, JP Morgan Chase, on Capitol Hill, and more.
Our chapter strives to become a better version of ourselves through service, developing as leaders, and building skills to prepare us for life after college. We exist to provide a tight-knit community for college men to support one another in their pursuits in the classroom, in the workforce, on the field, in the gym, and beyond. Our goal is to redefine the fraternity experince and build a positive atmosphere for undergraduates to grow.
The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity was founded at Richmond College, now the University of Richmond, on November 1, 1901, based upon the Cardinal Principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. The twelve founders of this fraternity sought to return to the true ideals of the Greek community, and since then SigEp has grown to over 260,000 lifetime members, including almost 15,000 undergraduates on more than 260 campuses in the United States, making it the largest fraternity in terms of undergraduate enrollment. In recent decades, SigEp has recruited more men than any other collegiate fraternity while simultaneously maintaining the highest first-year member retention rate (over 90%) of any national fraternity.
Former Grand Chapter President William Tragos’ speech, Beyond Phi Beta Kappa, set national fraternity goals of demolishing the negative stereotypes that plague the Greek community, rebuilding fraternity life into valued institutions solidly founded in high ideals, focusing on the development of a sound mind in a sound body through the Balanced Man Program