The Valparaiso University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is the "Indiana Zeta chapter" of SigEp. SigEp IN Zeta boasts a strong and diverse brotherhood, a strong leadership presence on campus, and a tradition of excellence that is recognized by both Valparaiso University and SigEp headquarters.
Our Chapter At a Glance
The organization now known as Sigma Phi Epsilon Indiana Zeta was founded as a local fraternity, Kappa Phi Tau, on April 29, 1947. In 1947 the chapter had thirty one members; by 1950, Kappa Phi Tau boasted seventy men, and began searching for a national affiliate so that it could better support its members. Kappa Phi Tau became the Indiana Zeta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon on May 5, 1956.
SigEp IN Zeta has a long tradition of leading progress both within our national organization and on Valparaiso's campus. Our chapter was the first at Valparaiso University to eliminate alcohol from its recruitment process, and the first to switch from a pledging process to a member development program that promotes continuous development.
Awards and Recognition
Today, SigEp is the largest fraternity at Valparaiso University. We consistently earn the highest G.P.A. amongst fraternities on campus, and often earn the highest G.P.A. of all fraternities and sororities at Valparaiso University. We have won nine out of the last eleven intramural championships and have received the President's Award for Fraternity and Sorority Excellence (also known as the "Fraternity of the Year" award) twenty four out of the last twenty five years.
Programming and Member Education
We are dedicated to promoting the ideals of sound mind and sound body. SigEp creates an environment that promotes success in the classroom, facilitates professional and leadership development, and encourages members to get involved with other organizations on campus. We believe that men are made better by joining our fraternity.