Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Fraternity of scholars and gentlemen. Last year alone our chapter set a school record for most 4.0 GPAs in a Greek organization and set a new MoEta record for best cumulative chapter GPA with a 3.27. How did we achieve this you might ask? Well, it’s simple. Not only does our lovely university offer spaces to study in nearly every building imaginable, but SigEp itself is built in with academic spaces to succeed in class. More than any other fraternity on campus, in fact.
As you walk into our house, right away you are greeted by the trophy room. Not only does it have the accolades collected by our brotherhood throughout the years, but you also find a study table. While this room is smaller than our other learning communities, it provides the perfect space for group projects or a tutoring space if one of our brothers needs academic assistance.
Ascend the stairs to our second floor and you will find two (arguably three) areas to study in. In the heart of the floor is a conference room built for collaborative study sessions. Any given day you can find brothers gathered around the table working on individual projects, setting up academic plans, or even having committee meetings. Adjacent to that is a little nook with two snug leather couches that provide an area for our brothers who need to read, work on homework, or prefer more of a dynamic learning environment. Just outside is our balcony, my personal favorite spot in the house. You’ve got to take the beautiful days when you can get them and the balcony offers an ideal spot to soak up some sun and some knowledge.
Last but certainly not least, we make our way up to the third floor. This is the best place to go if you’re in need for a quiet study session. Unlike the second floor, the third floor study room offers individual desks. Not only does this let our brothers do any homework they may need to in peace, but it makes the room more open. This makes it a favorite area for brothers who need to practice presentations, speeches, or performances for those who are in the fine arts.
With four to five study spaces, MoEta is blessed to have an area for all 40 members in the house and even some non-house brothers to study. This is exciting but it’s not the tip of the iceberg. Within the next few years, SigEp is looking to renovate our basement and turn it into our largest learning community yet. Theoretically, we could have over 100+ SigEps studying in the house at a time, a modern day Library of Alexandria. Keep your eyes on this chapter, I expect our academic excellence is only going to get better.