Welcome to Sigma Nu Gamma Zeta at the University of Oregon!
Sigma Nu is a fraternity of gentlemen, first and foremost dedicated to love, honor and truth. As Sigma Nu members or candidates, we are students first and fraternity gentlemen second. Having an incredible college experience is inherent in joining Sigma Nu and rest assured it is a busy one; but this experience includes everything from brotherhood events and LEAD sessions, to social functions and philanthropies. Sigma Nu is recommended for honorable gentlemen seeking something greater than themselves, as well as a brotherhood in which lasting ties of friendship unite them with men holding equal values.
Take what you know about fraternities and think again. We believe you will find that Sigma Nu is unlike any other organization at the University of Oregon.
“Sigma Nu has provided young men with the most memorable part of their college experience. It will provide you with the best friendships you will ever make, the best times you will ever enjoy, and the memories to last a lifetime. If you are just entering UO, going into your sophomore year feeling deprived of ‘the college experience’, or transferring in as a third year, we assure you Sigma Nu has something to offer you.”
Sigma Nu is first and above all, a brotherhood. The friendships and memories we form here will last a lifetime. Fraternity, for us, is all about supporting one another, and working together to build a far richer college experience than any would have otherwise. Furthermore, Sigma Nu is not just for four years, it’s for life.
Sigma Nu was founded as a protest movement to hazing. Our three founders were unwilling to accept any amount of hazing then being allowed at the Virginia Military Institue. They were they willing to suffer and they were doggedly adamant about eliminating it. In October 1868, with clasped hands on the Bible, they gave their solemn pledge to form a brotherhood of a new society they called the Legion of Honor. We expect all members and new members to abide by our founders vision of a brotherhood opposed to hazing.