Sigma Nu at Arizona State University

Welcome to Sigma Nu, Zeta Upsilon chapter at Arizona State. We are a fraternity rich with history and tradition. We are currently in the recolonization process. Check out what our brotherhood is all about.

Build a Legacy

Sigma Nu is back and stronger than ever at ASU. Become a part of one of ASU Greek Life’s oldest traditions as we mold it into something new. See what we’re looking for.

Building a Brotherhood Based on Love, Truth & Honor

Sigma Nu is different — We take pride in that. Especially in our ability to be leaders on and off campus. Our mission is:

To develop ethical leaders inspired by Love, Honor, and Truth.

To foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart, and character.

To perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the Fraternity.

About Sigma Nu

Sigma Nu’s past is a proud and colorful one. Founded by three cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in a period of civil strife known as the Reconstruction, Sigma Nu represented a radical departure from the times. The system of physical abuse and hazing of underclassmen at VMI led to James Frank Hopkins, Greenfield Quarles, and James McIlvaine Riley to form the “Legion of Honor” which soon became Sigma Nu Fraternity. So, amidst a backdrop of turmoil, North America’s first “Honor” fraternity was established.

Sigma Nu currently has 166 active chapters and colonies on college campuses throughout the United States, and has initiated over 235,000 members since its founding. ​ The Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Arizona State University was originally chartered in 1955 and has since initiated over 1,400 brothers. We are excited to announce that Sigma Nu Fraternity returned to ASU in the Spring of 2017.

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Community service hours reported by collegiate chapters

$2.07 million

Raised for charities by collegiate chapters nation-wide


Total number of  current collegiate members nation-wide


Brothers initated in the ASU Zeta Upsilon Chapter