Why join a fraternity?
It is not unusual to hear a fraternity man credit his chapter for contributing more to his education than the classes he attended at college. Why?
As a new student to the University of California, Berkeley, you are no doubt being hit with a barrage of information about the wide variety of experiences that college life has to offer. Spend as much time as possible reading and evaluating this information, the things that you will learn are not fabrication, and if you’re serious about making the most of college and life, you will find them important.
A lot of students attend UC Berkeley. People from backgrounds as far ranging as you can imagine. You will come into contact with many in your classes. Some you will develop friendships with. You will also get a first class education inside of the classroom from quality faculty. However, you will do your greatest learning outside the classroom, and you will develop your lifelong friendships from those you meet in organizations.
And guess what? It is these things which the Greek system is best at helping develop. It is these abilities, this learning outside of the classroom that makes the greek system what it is. By banding together as a group of individuals with common objectives, an atmosphere is fostered where leadership, communication, conflict management and interpersonal skills are demanded. Out of this need springs learning, adapting and personal growth. Fraternity life, above all the many other benefits it offers, gives you practice for life in the real world.
So, when you hear a fraternity man credit his success to his fraternity…believe him!
Benefits of Greek Life
- Out of the 5,000 general fraternity chapters, a majority consistently achieve higher grade point averages than the all male averages.
- 65% of fraternity members graduate from college, compared with only 45% of non-members.
- Of the current United States Senators ad Representatives, 24% are fraternity members.
- 85% of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910, have been Greek.
- Of the nation’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greeks.
- 85% of Fortune 500 executives are fraternity members.
- 71% of the Who’s Who in America listees are also fraternity members.
Visit the official Sigma Nu website to learn about our 135-year-old fraternity. This site contains information on our nearly 250 chapters and colonies across the United States, Canada, and the 200,000 alumni and undergraduates that represent them.
A site with information and resources for students interested in becoming a Sigma Nu.
Please fill out this form if you or someone you know is interested in joining the Sigma Nu fraternity.
For students already enrolled at the University of California Berkeley and interested in joining the Beta Psi Chapter please fill out this informational survey about your self.
Visit the Greek Life homepage to learn about Fraternity Rush at Berkeley.
Three men start a 135-year-old tradition with the first “Honor” fraternity.
Sigma Nu’s Creed
Learn what it means to be a brother of Sigma Nu.