The Balanced Man Program is one way that Sigma Phi Epsilon is different from other fraternities. It helps to facilitate the continuous development of brothers during their college career.
While all SigEp chapters implement the Balanced Man Program, the implementation is different for every chapter. Here can be found a description of IN Zeta's implementation of the Balanced Man Program.
The Sigma challenge is intended to help new brothers become aware of resources on campus that will help them to be successful during college and learn about the fraternity that they have joined. It lasts approximately six weeks.
The Phi challenge pushes brothers to engage in a variety of activities on campus. It focuses on breadth of experience rather than depth, and is intended to help brothers begin to learn more about their strengths and weaknesses.
The Epsilon challenge encourages brothers to develop in a few key areas as they mature in college. It emphasizes leadership, professional development, and development of a good life balance. Brothers tailor their Epsilon challenge to fit their individual goals.
The Brother-Mentor challenge is open-ended and created entirely by each brother-mentor. It is intended to provide older brothers guidance as they work to mentor younger brothers and leave the chapter better than it was when they joined.