In 1869, the founder’s of Sigma Nu came together to militate against the hazing culture at the Virginia Military Institute. It has since been Sigma Nu’s pride and honor to be the first fraternity founded specifically as an anti-hazing organization.
Sigma Nu Fraternity defines hazing as:
“…any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off Fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside the confines of the chapter house; the wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with fraternal law or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution.”
The Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Nu takes a serious anti-hazing stance and will continue to be a campus leader on the anti-hazing front. We believe that pledging should be an educational process in which one is challenged to be a more mature, responsible version of oneself, and never should a new member have to compromise or degrade himself in order to gain membership in our Fraternity.
For more information on hazing and how to report hazing, please visit the Office of Student Life.