Sigma Phi Epsilon - UMass ΣΦΕ

Sigma Phi Epsilon - UMass ΣΦΕ Sigma Phi Epsilon is a national Fraternity. Sigma Phi Epsilon MA Alpha is one of the longest tenured Chapters at any campus with the highest average GPA on campus.
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We believe in the principles of Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love. Carter Ashton Jenkens, the 18-year-old son of a minister, had been a student at Rutgers University, New Jersey, where he joined Chi Phi Fraternity. When he transferred to Richmond College in the Fall of 1900, he sought companions to take the place of the Chi Phi brothers he had left behind. He found five men who had already been drawn into a bond of friendship and urged them to join him in applying for a charter of Chi Phi at Richmond College. The request for a charter was forwarded to Chi Phi only to meet with refusal. Chi Phi felt that Richmond College was too small for the establishment of a Chi Phi chapter. Wanting to maintain their fellowship, Carter Ashton Jenkens, Benjamin Gaw, William Carter, William Wallace, Thomas Wright, and William Phillips decided to form their own local fraternity.

- Founded on November 1, 1901, at Richmond College.

- Over the past two decades, SigEp has recruited more men than any other collegiate fraternity. Currently, over 14,000 undergraduates are members, making SigEp the largest national fraternity.

- Maintains the highest first-year member retention rate, over 90%, of any national fraternity.

- More than 280,000 lifetime members rank SigEp in the top four among national fraternities.

- Governed by the Grand Chapter, which is composed of undergraduate delegates from each chapter, District Governors, and the National Board of Directors.

Operating as usual

Happy local founders day! On this day in 1912, the Massachusetts Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded. Today t...
04/27/2021

Happy local founders day! On this day in 1912, the Massachusetts Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded. Today the chapter stands strong with 40 brothers and the highest fraternity GPA on campus!

We are having a great year despite the pandemic. These pictures show how our brothers have made the most out of this year safely. Our brotherhood has grown stronger because of it and we look forward to seeing what we can accomplish in the near future.

The last picture shows members of our alumni who have helped the chapter this year. Many alumni volunteered to help with chapter webinars, recruitment, and member development. We are thankful for our dedicated group of alumni as their presence was vital for this year to be a success.

Damn proud.

#vdbl #massalpha

Tomorrow night at 7:30pm we will be hosting a virtual auction with all proceeds going to @umassftk! There will be lots o...
04/13/2021

Tomorrow night at 7:30pm we will be hosting a virtual auction with all proceeds going to @umassftk! There will be lots of cool items and prizes being given away, so feel free to come by. The zoom link for the auction is in our bio. #vdbl #ftk

Tomorrow night at 7:30pm we will be hosting a virtual auction with all proceeds going to @umassftk! There will be lots of cool items and prizes being given away, so feel free to come by. The zoom link for the auction is in our bio. #vdbl #ftk

The brothers of SigEp had a great weekend! Some of our most die-hard hockey fans made the trip down to Pittsburgh and ha...
04/12/2021

The brothers of SigEp had a great weekend! Some of our most die-hard hockey fans made the trip down to Pittsburgh and had a blast at the Frozen Four. Congrats to UMass Hockey for winning their first ever national championship!

Our brothers in Amherst also had a great weekend, which included going on a hike up Mount Toby. With the university operating under guarded restrictions we’ve been going on hikes every weekends safely in small groups. It’s been a great way to get outdoors!

#vdbl #damnproud #soundbody

With the university operating under high risk protocols for COVID-19, the brothers of SigEp decided to watch the Super B...
02/08/2021

With the university operating under high risk protocols for COVID-19, the brothers of SigEp decided to watch the Super Bowl together virtually! As much as we would have liked to watch safely in-person, we still had a good time together. We are for the most part excited to see Tom Brady win his 7th ring.

We advise everyone to get tested twice a week and stay safe during these tough times. We look forward to being in person again when it’s safe to do so!

#damnproud #VDBL

With the university operating under high risk protocols for COVID-19, the brothers of SigEp decided to watch the Super Bowl together virtually! As much as we would have liked to watch safely in-person, we still had a good time together. We are for the most part excited to see Tom Brady win his 7th ring.

We advise everyone to get tested twice a week and stay safe during these tough times. We look forward to being in person again when it’s safe to do so!

#damnproud #VDBL

We are excited to present some more new members who joined this fall! Over the past few years we’ve increased our chapte...
12/29/2020

We are excited to present some more new members who joined this fall! Over the past few years we’ve increased our chapter size to 40 members, so we’re excited to have everyone in the brotherhood. Expect big things from the fall 2020 class of new members!

As we head into the new year we would like to highlight our new members that joined last semester! 11 new members joined...
12/28/2020

As we head into the new year we would like to highlight our new members that joined last semester! 11 new members joined the chapter and they have fit right into our brotherhood. We’re excited to have them in SigEp and look forward to seeing them succeed in college. Stay tuned as tomorrow we will feature the rest of the new members!

Big shoutout to brothers Ben Larson and Ben Mackinnon for donating 90 toys to Toys for Tots yesterday. Thank you to ever...
12/19/2020

Big shoutout to brothers Ben Larson and Ben Mackinnon for donating 90 toys to Toys for Tots yesterday. Thank you to everyone who donated toys for this fundraiser, we are happy to help Toys for Tots deliver millions of toys to children this Christmas! #damnproud

Toys for Tots is a program that distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford it. Over the next few weeks we ...
12/01/2020

Toys for Tots is a program that distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford it. Over the next few weeks we will be running a fundraiser for Toys for Tots as we look to impact those less fortunate this holiday season! If you have any toys you would like to donate, please contact Ben Larson at (603) 809-2426 for more information.

This past weekend, seven of our brothers donated blood at the Baystate Clinic at Holyoke.  Every donation saves up to 3 ...
11/16/2020

This past weekend, seven of our brothers donated blood at the Baystate Clinic at Holyoke. Every donation saves up to 3 lives, if you are able to, please consider donating yourself! #damnproud

We have a exciting lineup of philanthropy planned for this week!🟣-Tonight from 5-9 we have a Chipotle fundraiser for Bay...
10/27/2020

We have a exciting lineup of philanthropy planned for this week!

🟣-Tonight from 5-9 we have a Chipotle fundraiser for Baystate Children’s Hospital and UMass FTK. Show the flier to the cashier or use online order code “4988ZZZ” to contribute to the cause!

🔴-This Saturday, brothers will be running or biking as far as they can within three hours to raise money for FTK! (Yes there will be costumes involved) If you would like to pledge money to a brother for each mile, text Adam Mosher at (508)-948-5106. If you would like to donate in general, Venmo SigEpMAAlpha. All proceeds will go to Baystate Children’s Hospital! We will be posting updates throughout the event and uploading them to all of our social media accounts.

🟡-Last but not least, from now until 11/2 we will be running a pumpkin carving contest! Email a photo of your pumpkin to [email protected], and Venmo SigEpMAAlpha to enter! Proceeds go to Jeanie’s jar of Hope!

Come out for our live 50/50 raffle drawing this Friday at 6pm EST!  Venmo @sigepmaalpha by 5pm Friday, $5 for 1 ticket o...
10/15/2020

Come out for our live 50/50 raffle drawing this Friday at 6pm EST! Venmo @sigepmaalpha by 5pm Friday, $5 for 1 ticket or $10 for 3 tickets! All proceeds go to UMass FTK! #ftk #kidscantwait

Thank you to everyone who participated in our virtual auction last night, where 100% of the $1033 raised was donated to ...
09/30/2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in our virtual auction last night, where 100% of the $1033 raised was donated to the Global Pediatric Alliance. Thank you to everyone who donated the auctioned items and to @abe_er_um for emceeing this event.

If you want to help the Global Pediatric Alliance or want to learn more about what they do go to www.globalpediatricalliance.org.

Dam proud of these brothers who showed their support for the black lives matter movement at a protest in Belchertown! We...
06/27/2020

Dam proud of these brothers who showed their support for the black lives matter movement at a protest in Belchertown! We have to keep this issue in the forefront great job brothers!

Proud to announce our new community outreach coordinator David Lonergan!
06/24/2020

Proud to announce our new community outreach coordinator David Lonergan!

#Blacklivesmatter
06/02/2020

#Blacklivesmatter

Two of our brothers went on a hike today and grab some cool photos at the top! Reminder to get outside, exercise, and st...
05/16/2020

Two of our brothers went on a hike today and grab some cool photos at the top! Reminder to get outside, exercise, and stay safe.

Though it’s not the way we wanted our school year to end it has still been record setting for the brothers of mass alpha...
03/22/2020

Though it’s not the way we wanted our school year to end it has still been record setting for the brothers of mass alpha. We adhered to our three principals of virtue diligence and brotherly love and truly created a strong bond between us. We grew our chapter by 166% which shows just how much we have gained since the start of the year. We can’t wait to be back on campus for next year where we will continue our growth and strengthen our fraternity. Stay tuned to see how we are continuing our chapter virtually and staying active and connected. Finally from all the brothers of SigEp remember to practice social distancing and wash your hands in order to stay safe out there. Dam proud! @ Amherst, Massachusetts

All of our brothers who attended Carlson’s this weekend learned so much and are fired up to take what they learned back ...
02/09/2020

All of our brothers who attended Carlson’s this weekend learned so much and are fired up to take what they learned back to our chapter. We also took home some hardware we will hopefully build on during this coming year! Huge congrats once again to @alex_cheema and @phillipst28 for their individual awards! We can’t wait to get back to work! @ Parsippany, New Jersey

Our chapter was honored with the excelsior award for recruitment at Carlson’s this morning. A huge shoutout to @alex_che...
02/08/2020

Our chapter was honored with the excelsior award for recruitment at Carlson’s this morning. A huge shoutout to @alex_cheema whose hard work led to this award.

Our brothers getting fueled up for a full day at Carlson’s leadership academy tomorrow!
02/08/2020

Our brothers getting fueled up for a full day at Carlson’s leadership academy tomorrow!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our recruitment events this weekend they were a huge success!
01/27/2020

Thanks to everyone who came out to our recruitment events this weekend they were a huge success!

Last but not least is me Quinn McCarron! I am a freshman political science major at UMass and I am vp of communications ...
01/22/2020

Last but not least is me Quinn McCarron! I am a freshman political science major at UMass and I am vp of communications for SigEp. Outside of SigEp I am in Spikeball club and I go to every hockey game dressed as a reindeer. My favorite part of SigEp if how devoted everyone is to making themselves and their fellow brothers better. My advice would be don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to people around you I found it’s the easiest way to make new friends.

Last but not least is me Quinn McCarron! I am a freshman political science major at UMass and I am vp of communications ...
01/22/2020

Last but not least is me Quinn McCarron! I am a freshman political science major at UMass and I am vp of communications for SigEp. Outside of SigEp I am in Spikeball club and I go to every hockey game dressed as a reindeer. My favorite part of SigEp if how devoted everyone is to making themselves and their fellow brothers better. My advice would be don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to people around you I found it’s the easiest way to make new friends.

Dhruv is a junior computer science major at UMass. Dhruv is our chapters vp of programming. He joined SigEp this past fa...
01/22/2020

Dhruv is a junior computer science major at UMass. Dhruv is our chapters vp of programming. He joined SigEp this past fall semester. Outside of SigEp, he is part of an initiative that develops a navigation mobile application for the campus that focuses on accessibility. He also is a Resident Assistant and a part of BUILD UMass, a tech consulting organization on campus. Dhruv’s favorite part of SigEp is the different perspectives of the brothers and how all brothers come together to better each other. Dhruv’s advice would be to do something that interest you and put yourself out there.

Billy is a junior mechanical engineering student at UMass. Billy is now the chapter Chaplin after previously serving as ...
01/19/2020

Billy is a junior mechanical engineering student at UMass. Billy is now the chapter Chaplin after previously serving as the vp of member development. Outside of SigEp Billy runs a workshop for mechanical engineering students called Innovation Lab Maker-space. Billy says SigEp has been vital to both his personal and professional development due to the brothers who have mentored him. Billy’s advice would be to find a place where you can challenge yourself as well as learning from those around you.

Nate Bennett is a junior transfer student who is majoring in anthropology with a pre med focus. Nate is the vp of member...
01/17/2020

Nate Bennett is a junior transfer student who is majoring in anthropology with a pre med focus. Nate is the vp of member development and a member of the presidents cabinet. Nates favorite part of SigEp is the relationship he has with his brothers and the alluring network SigEp has. Nates advice would be to put yourself out there and don’t be afraid to make yourself uncomfortable.

Abram is a business management major and is a freshmen at UMass. He joined SigEp this past fall semester and is our Vice...
01/16/2020

Abram is a business management major and is a freshmen at UMass. He joined SigEp this past fall semester and is our Vice President of finance. Outside of SigEp Abram is running a student business called @umass_nightowl and he plays his ukulele at the farmers market when it is outside. Abram favorite part of SigEp is how motivated and close his fellow brothers are to one another. Abram’s advice would be to put yourself out there and to not be afraid to do something you wouldn’t normally do and to push outside of your comfort zone.

Leading up to the spring semester we are going to begin a profile on each of our e-board members starting today with pre...
01/10/2020

Leading up to the spring semester we are going to begin a profile on each of our e-board members starting today with president Ryan Gibbions.

Ryan is a mechanical engineering major and a junior at UMass. Here are his answers to a few questions about himself.

When did you join SigEp?

I joined SigEp during spring rush of 2019 when I was a second semester sophomore as I had just transferred to UMass.

What positions do you have in SigEp?

Within SigEp, I am the President as well as the Sound Body Chair. I also am involved in various programming committees as they are needed.

What are some thing you do outside of SigEp?

Outside of the fraternity, I am a member of steering committee for UMass For the Kids, a student-run philanthropy organization. I am also a member of the UMass Powerlifting team and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

What do you like most about SigEp?

What I like most about SigEp is that all brothers are extremely close friends who can count on eachother for virtually anything and talk to eachother about anything, whether it be extremely personal or not. I love that we are a tight-knit group that stays very close together.

What advice would you give to freshmen or your peers in general?

Advice that I would provide to incoming freshman or my peers is to get involved and put yourself out there. Becoming very involved with clubs and activities at UMass has made my experience exponentially better than that of my prior school where I was not as involved. Not only will you make friends and have fun, you can make valuable connections and learn knowledge that you can use throughout your life this way.

Our chapter made a lot of progress this past year. Our brothers worked hard in 2019 to make it a great year of growth an...
01/03/2020

Our chapter made a lot of progress this past year. Our brothers worked hard in 2019 to make it a great year of growth and development. We look forward to again working hard in 2020 to start the decade off strong. We hope everyone had a great new year’s and we look forward to showing you what’s to come this next year.

Thanks for everyone who made last night's formal a huge success!
12/08/2019

Thanks for everyone who made last night's formal a huge success!

Way to go UMass hockey dominating Maine tonight better luck next time @sigepmainealpha
12/07/2019

Way to go UMass hockey dominating Maine tonight better luck next time @sigepmainealpha

Career development day was a huge success! Thank you to all our alumni that came to talk and to brothers Thomas Phillips...
11/18/2019

Career development day was a huge success! Thank you to all our alumni that came to talk and to brothers Thomas Phillips and David Lonergan who both made this great event a reality @ University Of Massachusetts

We present to you, Sigep EBoard 2020!Mighty congratulations to these gentlemen who will be leading Massachusetts Alpha C...
11/04/2019

We present to you, Sigep EBoard 2020!

Mighty congratulations to these gentlemen who will be leading Massachusetts Alpha Chapter this coming year!!

Cannot wait to see your powerful vision come alive !!

@officialsigep @umassifc @umass

Huge congratulations to our 2019 BMS winners. Around 500 individuals applied and after careful consideration these fine ...
10/20/2019

Huge congratulations to our 2019 BMS winners. Around 500 individuals applied and after careful consideration these fine young men were chosen because of their academic rigor, balanced with the impact they've made on their communities and the people surrounding them. @ Mullins Center

This past Saturday many of our bothers participated in Mass Impact Day, a day dedicated to giving back to the local comm...
10/09/2019

This past Saturday many of our bothers participated in Mass Impact Day, a day dedicated to giving back to the local community. We had the pleasure of spending time at the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield - a foundation whose goal is to provide housing to families whose children are seeking medical care in the Western Massachusetts area. Great work men!

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Become a member of the best academic, philanthropic, and social organization on campus. SigEp National: - The largest fraternity in the nation - Over 270,000 living alumni - Over 14,000 undergraduate brothers - The largest in the nation - Highest national fraternal GPA - No hazing - Four Year Balanced Man Program --------------------------------------- Our Chapter, Massachusetts Alpha: - One of the oldest and most historic fraternities on campus - Over a 3.5 chapter GPA - Brothers from all over the world - Brothers with a range of majors --------------------------------------- Community Service: - Sigma Phi Epsilon 3v3 YouthAids Basketball Tournament - Not Bread Alone - UMass FTK Dance Marathon - Mass Impact Day - Global Pediatric Alliance --------------------------------------- Events and Athletics: - Formals - Date Parties - Tailgates - Exchanges with sororities - Intramural teams including flag-football, basketball, and softball - Brotherhood events such as cooking lessons, weekend-long brotherhood retreats, alumni webinars, career development lessons, and hiking trips - SigEp Campus Craze Carnival - Greek Week - Annual Parent and Alumni Luncheon

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