SigEp Facts

Our founder, Carter Ashton Jenkens, justified for the existence of this fraternity by stating, "This Fraternity Will Be Different." Today, SigEp has kept to this justification by its innovation across all aspects of life. Below are some of the accomplishments of our fraternity which outline the strong presence and foundation of our brotherhood:


  • SigEp was 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 15,000 undergraduates are SigEps, more than any other national fraternity.
  • Nearly 300,000 lifetime members ranks SigEp among the largest national fraternities.
  • SigEp maintains a full-time professional staff of over 35 people.
  • The SigEp Journal has been published continuously since 1904, and is distributed to all members for life.
  • SigEp hosts the largest biennial convention in the fraternity world: the Grand Chapter Conclave.
  • SigEp was the first national fraternity to establish a housing trust for all chapters and create a National Housing Corporation.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon has the greatest number of fraternity houses, with over 200 chapter homes.  Of those, over 115 are owned by local SigEp Alumni and Volunteer Corporations.
  • The Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation was the first fraternity foundation to build an endowment greater than $11 million.
  • The Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. Its program funding is planned to develop the scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and personal potential of college undergraduates.