Who We Are
Sigma Phi Epsilon is a fraternal organization at UW that delivers the ultimate college experience. With over 100 members, we take part in everything from paintballing and marathons, to financial workshops and cooking lessons. All the while we pride ourselves in maintaining at least a 3.35 yearlong average GPA. SigEp is a place where men can expect excellence. In March 2013 our chapter was recognized with 8 Greek Awards including Chapter of the Year.
So seek more than just a degree in your time here at UW, seek a balance, seek a brotherhood, and seek the ultimate college experience with Sigma Phi Epsilon.
The Balanced Man Program
What is a “Balanced Man”
In 1991, SigEp sent a shortwave through the fraternity world by passing Resolution 37. The resolution, passed by SigEp’s undergraduates and fraternity officials, called for a member development program that would “transform the pledging process…to emphasize achievement in the chapter, campus, and community.” Focused on continual, holistic member development that promotes balanced living and combats destructive behavior, the Balanced Man Program is more than just a program – it’s the center of the SigEp experience.
The program is founded upon five philosophical tenents:
…and takes the form of four self-paced challenges that span throughout the college career.
…focusing on six areas of development.
Knowledge and understanding of the Fraternity.
Intellectual and academic growth and performance.
Physical health and wellness.
Emotional and cultural growth.
Growth and experience as a leader.
Preparation for career success.
Balanced Man Scholarship
The Balanced Man Scholarship is an award designed for six young, balanced men who will attend the University of Washington. Each year, Sigma Phi Epsilon awards $5,000 across six incoming freshmen who exemplify our philosophy of the Balanced Man: excellence in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. The scholarship is available to all incoming male students, not solely to those planning on joining a fraternity. The application is below, and easy to complete. Just tell us a bit about yourself, what you’ve done, and why you think you exemplify our principles of a Balanced Man. We have a rolling admission process, so the earlier we receive your application, the easier it is to schedule time to meet with you. Upon receiving and processing your application, we will review your responses and then notify you of your status. We will invite the finalists and their families to our annual banquet where we will award the scholarship recipients. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Scholarship Chairman, Liam Naughton at BMS.scholarship.UW@gmail.com or (424)-298-0795. Thank you, and good luck!
Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Washington is home the newly renewed philanthropy, SPE Karts, where we raise money for our charity, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). PAWS is the leading voice for animals in Washington State and a recognized leader in the nation for its progressive outreach and education programs, legislative work, and premier wildlife rehabilitation and companion animal services. Through many collaborative relationships with organizations and individuals, PAWS is making a better world for animals.
SPE karts is Sigma Phi Epsilon’s annual philanthropy week occurring Spring quarter. Sororities participate in various events throughout the week such as a Mario Kart Tournament, skits, and a best kart design contest that is voted upon by UW students. The last and final event is a kart race through the University of Washington campus.
The Red Square Car Show has been an annual event put on by Sigma Phi Epsilon for the past seven years. This event is sponsored by Catsexotics, which specializes in exotic vehicle sales, and is hosted at the University of Washington-Seattle. On the day of the show Red Square is filled with exotic cars ranging from Lamborghini to Formula motorsports cars. This event is open to the public.
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