Sigma Pi Fraternity, International (originally founded as Tau Phi Delta)
1897 in Vincennes, Indiana
Vincennes University (Alpha Chapter)
Rolin Rosco James, William Raper Kennedy, James Thompson Kingsbury, George Martin Patterson
International Membership 90,000+ lifetime members
Chapters / Colonies
124 chapters/12 colonies (one of the fastest growing fraternities)
Progress, man’s distinctive mark alone,
Not God’s, and not the beasts’;
God is, they are.
Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.
To build and support chapters and alumni organizations for the purpose of maintaining a Fellowship of kindred minds united in Brotherhood.
Sigma Pi Fraternity is the leading, international men's collegiate fraternal organization which provides training, guidance and innovative opportunities for:
• Leadership Development
• Social and Personal Development
• Academic Achievement
• Community Service
• Heightened Moral Awareness
For its brothers throughout their lives.
Lavender (primary), white (secondary), and old gold (auxillary)
The Emerald (published 4 times a year)
Owl, however at Ursinus College we use the Buffalo in deference to Omega Chi Sorority (who’s mascot is also an owl)
SAM Spady Foundation (Alcohol Awareness)
A.C.E. Project (Altruistic Campus Experience)
I Believe in Sigma Pi, a Fellowship of kindred minds,
united in Brotherhood to advance Truth and Justice, to promote
Scholarship, to encourage Chivalry, to diffuse Culture, and
to develop Character, in the Service of God and Man;
and I will strive to make real the Fraternity's ideals in my own daily life.
The First Ideal: To establish a brotherhood.
The Second Ideal: To establish and maintain an aristocracy of learning.
The Third Ideal: To raise the standards of morality and develop character.
The Fourth Ideal: To diffuse culture and encourage chivalry.
The Fifth Ideal: To promote the spirit of civic righteousness and quicken the national conscience.