About Sigma Nu ASU

About Us and Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Sigma Nu different from other fraternities?

My parents don't like fraternities; what should I do?

What is Sigma Nu's policy on hazing?

What is the difference between a pledge and a member?

What makes Sigma Nu different from other fraternities?

We could say that it is the size of our membership, our ethical leadership program entitled LEAD, possibly our military heritage, or even our unique founding in opposition to hazing that makes us different from other fraternities. But the simple quality that sets us apart from any other fraternity in existence is Honor. In fact, Sigma Nu is the only fraternity in existence that was founded upon the principle of Honor and remains so today.

My parents don't like fraternities; what should I do?

Many parents have falsely stereotyped fraternities because of the media's portrayal the Greek system. To fight these stereotypes, encourage your parents to research the purpose of fraternities or to visit the campus, meet members of the brotherhood, talk to local alumni, and visit our web site. It is important to understand that Sigma Nu was established to develop young men as leaders and well-rounded students.

What is Sigma Nu's policy on hazing?

Sigma Nu has a strict non-hazing policy. Remember, our founding fathers met and established this fraternity in strict opposition to the practice of hazing. Therefore, the hypocrisy of hazing should and will never be tolerated by our National Organization.

What is the difference between a pledge and a member?

The differences between a candidate, which is our term for pledge, and a member are minimal. A candidate and a member are offered the same opportunities within the group. Each has the opportunity to share his opinions and ideas. Each has opportunities for leadership and personal growth. Both have the choice to become involved in other activities on campus and within the community. The difference between the two revolves around the knowledge about Sigma Nu and its values and principles. These are things that you will be taught during your candidate period.