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Become a brother of Alpha Nu

Our Philosophy

Congratulations on your admission into the University of Texas and your decision to go through recruitment. The Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Chi focuses on recruiting the most outstanding leaders, scholars, athletes, and well-rounded men to continue its long tradition of excellence on the Forty Acres. Prior to Sigma Chi’s founding in 1855, fraternities were based on the proposition that friendships are best formed by men of the same minds, talents, and personalities. Our founders, however, believed that true brotherhood could prosper only when men of different temperaments, talents, and convictions banded themselves together under a common set of ideals. It was on this foundation that Sigma Chi began, and the Alpha Nu Chapter has followed this ideal since its founding at the University of Texas in 1884.”

In ordered to be considered for membership in Sigma Chi, one must be:

  • A Man of Good Character
  • A Student of Fair Ability
  • With Ambitious Purposes
  • A Congenial Disposition
  • Possessed of Good Morals
  • Having a High Sense of Honor and
  • A Deep Sense of Personal Responsibility

For men who meet these standards, Alpha Nu quickly offers them the opportunity to become involved in numerous student organizations that shape and lead campus life. The chapter also understands the importance of building a solid academic record for use in starting a career after graduation.  Alpha Nu also values the opportunity to enjoy weekly social events that are an integral aspect of the thriving fraternity and sorority scene at the University of Texas. The chapter also hosts “Fight Night” and “Derby Days” each year. Fight Night is a philanthropic boxing tournament hosted at the Sigma Chi house each fall. The 35th annual Fight Night had the best turnout and raised an unprecedented $100,000 for its beneficiaries. Derby Days is a week-long competition among UT sororities with the goal of raising money for Sigma Chi’s official philanthropic partner, the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The success of Derby Days speaks for itself, as thousands of sorority members participated in the spring of 2014 and $40,000 was the most raised to date as well. Since 2008, Alpha Nu has donated over $300,000 to charity.