Sigma Nu will be recolonizing its Zeta Nu Chapter at Montana State University during the fall of 2010. A select group of men will have the opportunity to create an entirely different fraternity experience by building their own fraternity from the ground up. These men will shape the organization to what they think a fraternity should be.
Sigma Nu is committed to its founding principles of Love, Honor and Truth, and has stood in firm opposition to hazing since its founding in 1869 at the Virginia Military Institute. This is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity: to build a truly outstanding fraternity and create a legacy of honor.
We are looking for outstanding men who want to get involved on campus, gain valuable leadership skills, develop themselves personally and professionally, create meaningful and lifelong relationships, and get the most out of their college experience. These men will become the re-founding fathers of Sigma Nu at Montana State..
With a productive visit from our Director of Expansion and Recruitment, we have really begun with a bang. There are a whole slew of different irons in the fire for our active members.
We are part way through our third year of involvement with the Sustainability Center's Football Recycling program, which gives us so many community service hours that we were presented with the Fraternity Community Service Award last spring. Sigma Nu men are hard at work, not only volunteering, but also in meetings, classrooms and even the library on occasion.
As we move into the semester, we plan to submit a Petition for Charter and this calls for renewed vigor on all fronts. With revitalized strength, we have transcended our previous efforts and evolved many aspects of our fraternity life. Organization has been overhauled, Colony Operations have been adapted and any previous trepidation is being transformed into new triumphs. These changes include everything from new methods of documentation to new officers and members. In fact, this year we are experiencing a recruitment plan the likes of which we have not seen since our National Headquarters sent down representatives to recolonize. Our projections suggest we will double our small size by the end of November or December.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have our first Sigma Nu Brothers graduating in May! These gentlemen will be our first alumni of the recolonizing Zeta Nu chapter. Speaking of alumni, our alumnus Todd Eliason was one of two honored recipients of Montana State University's Blue and Gold Award this year, and we are all exceedingly proud of his achievement. All in all, it is certainly an exciting time to be a Sigma Nu and we are excited to see where our determination will take us this year.