HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO JOIN SIGMA BETA RHO?
We’re always on the lookout for brilliant individuals, who come someday, would be great SigRho brothers. Do you have what it takes? Are you ready to experience a lifetime of friendship? Are you ready to develop yourself into a leader and leave a lasting legacy behind? Fill out the form below and one of the brothers from your University will get in touch with you.
Mr. Winchell Sossous "Calculon" Fall 2016
Recruitment Chairman Email:
Why Choose Sigma Beta Rho?
The collegiate experience is notorious for its immersion in a liberalizing environment. During your undergraduate years, you will encounter situations, people, communities and events that will challenge your fundamental beliefs and foster passionate debate about your place in the world. You will grow – physically, intellectually and emotionally – as you determine your path and where it will lead. You will leave college forever transformed, fresh from the proverbial battlefield of the multiple demands that a true college experience affords. As you traverse that battlefield, however, you may be aware of the multiple perils that lie in wait. From our own experiences, we are painfully aware that college can be a stressful time for many individuals. Navigating the collegiate experience is not an easy task. Our national brotherhood was founded, in part, to help in that exact endeavor.
Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. does not aim to turn boys into men or impose a set of personality unto you, for to do so would violate one of our basic principles: the recognition of diversity in all its forms, be it diversity of race, creed, thought or personal beliefs. Sigma Beta Rho does not try to change you. We instead seek to further your development as you pursue your future – to serve as the catalyst for the reaction with which you will impact the world.
Sigma Beta Rho trains and develops leaders for the next generation. Our exclusive network and mentoring program gives you the edge in development, and the know-how to succeed. We teach you what it takes to organize your time, excel academically, and develop into an integral member of any community.
This applies not just to accepting and celebrating the cultural, racial, sexual, and other differences that characterize our membership, but to an understanding of brotherhood beyond the ranks of our organization - not just Greek unity, but humanity as a whole. This is imagined as an ideal for which we strive - to make a positive impact in and on the lives of others irrespective of difference.
WHAT IS "RUSH"?
Rush is a period where we share what our fraternity has to offer its members. Through Rush, we hope to recruit potential new brothers who support our values and share our vision of making an impact in our school and communities. We have arranged several events that give rushes an opportunity to meet the current members and learn more about the brotherhood. There is absolutely no commitment to join and best of all, the events are free!
WHAT IS NEW MEMBER EDUCATION AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
More than anything else, new member education is a learning period. During this period, a new member or an aspirant learns about the values, ideals, history, and traditions of Sigma Beta Rho. Most importantly, during this period all aspirants get acquainted with the brothers of the fraternity and vice versa. A new member educator is assigned to each new member class and leads them through this learning process. The new member educator will be interacting with the aspirants very closely during this period and would act as the judge of the successful completion of new member education program. There is no pre-determined time period for the successful completion of the new member education program.
WILL I BE HAZED?
No! Sigma Beta Rho is a strictly non-hazing organization. Our constitution strictly forbids brothers from hazing aspirants. Any hazing incident would result in immediate expulsion of the member from Sigma Beta Rho.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO BECOME A NEW MEMBER?
Sigma Beta Rho does not charge a fee to participate in the new member education program. Upon successful completion of the new member education program, all active brothers pay dues each semester. These dues go towards funding chapter events and to our national philanthropy, S.O.S. Childrens Villages.
IF I WORK OR AM TAKING CLASSES, WILL I BE ABLE TO HAVE TIME FOR NEW MEMBER EDUCATION?
One of the fundamental virtues of any successful individual is the ability to manage his or her time most efficiently. Efficient time management is one of the key elements stressed during the new member education period. We understand that many people have obligations besides the fraternity. We honor those obligations and will make every attempt to accommodate your schedule. However, it is for you to ultimately decide how you want to manage your time. You will find that Sigma Beta Rho is very flexible with respect to school work and/or jobs.