Although Sigma Phi Epsilon Connecticut Epsilon began in 2005, the history and significance of SigEp goes back over a century ago. Founded at Richmond College, now the University of Richmond on November 1st, 1901, the fraternity held three cardinal principles around their foundation: Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Starting as 12 young men sharing the same ideals, Sigma Phi Epsilon has now produced almost 300,000 Balanced Men, with over 15,000 current active members across 241 chapters.
It is from these roots that the Quinnipiac chapter of SigEp has been able to thrive and develop over the past seven years. Connecticut Epsilons success has been measured through the awarding of the prestigious Buchanan Cup in 2009 and 2011: the highest honor a SigEp chapter can receive. But Connecticut Epsilon's success goes far beyond its national SigEp brethren, and into Quinnipiac life as a whole. If you venture onto Quinnipiacs grounds, you can see members of the Connecticut Epsilon in every facet of Quinnipiac life. The current Student Government Association President Ben Cloutier is a proud member and current Chaplain of Connecticut Epsilon. He follows three other SigEp SGA Presidents at Quinnipiac, who displayed their leadership skill and ability proudly and publicly. SigEp annually hosts one of the biggest events of the year called Hall Wars; a philanthropy event which pits Quinnipiac Freshman against one another in teambuilding exercises and sport. Connecticut Epsilon can be seen everywhere across Quinnipiac: from Deans List to the other numerous organizations, SigEp runs deep through Quinnipiac.