No Pledging, No Hazing. Period.
In the fall of 1992 Sigma Phi Epsilon changed the college fraternity world forever by implementing a new and unique membership development program. Gone are the days of pledges and eight weeks of development usually involving demeaning activities. In its place is a continuous development program that graduates brothers and prepares them for a journey of life and brotherhood.
Most people think that becoming a member in a fraternity often involves physical and mental challenges. Indeed, fraternal history is littered with stories, some true, some not, about outrageous and often dangerous acts required of a fraternity pledge. SigEp does not believe these methods are constructive. In fact, we believe they are counterproductive.
The Balanced Man Program is based on the concept that life is a continuous journey. The Journey will be marked by many challenges. Sigma Phi Epsilon is striving to better prepare its members to face and surmount these challenges by providing the most innovative program in the fraternity world.
The Balanced Man Program concentrates on individual and chapter development. In particular, the BMP focuses on mentoring, campus and community involvement, and the Ritual. The BMP also focuses on the development of a sound mind and a sound body.
The Balanced Man Program has been accepted, indeed praised, by university administrators nationwide as the ideal program designed to enhance a young man’s life and build him into a leader.
It is the goal of Sigma Phi Epsilon nationally and Massachusetts Eta locally to recruit, acclimate, build, and retain the optimal balance of quantity and quality of young men in the fraternity world.
Above all else, a SigEp is a Scholar, an Athlete, a Leader, and a Gentleman.