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Sigma Nu
at the University of Virginia

About Us

Creed Of Sigma Nu

The Creed of Sigma Nu was written by Walter J. Sears (Nu Chapter – Kansas University). It defines what Knights in the Legion of Honor stand for, and the full version is frequently shortened to the following:

To believe in the Life of Love, to walk in the Way of Honor, to serve in the Light of Truth – this is the Life, the Way and the Might of Sigma Nu – this is the Creed of our Fraternity


Our Vision:

Excelling with Honor

Our Mission:

To develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of Love, Honor, and Truth.
To foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart, and character.
To perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the Fraternity.

Our Strategic Plan:

Sigma Nu Strategic Plan


Founded in 1870, the Beta Chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity is one of the oldest on UVA’s Grounds.  Our brotherhood is a close-knit group brought together by the common values of love, truth, and honor.

We take pride in our philanthropic endeavors, academic success, and brotherhood functions. We are a brotherhood active in all sectors of campus life.  As the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts, so too does the diversity of the Beta chapter provide the synergy for a house that continues to set the campus example for academic excellence, philanthropic service, campus leadership, and social engagement. Those who choose to pledge Sigma Nu do so to be their true selves and live in an environment that promotes personal growth and encourages individuality. With 64 active brothers, the Gentlemen of Sigma Nu at the University of Virginia make up one of the largest and most diverse fraternities on campus, with brothers majoring in everything from aerospace engineering to pollical science. Our active brothers alone have studied abroad in eight countries.

The chapter recognizes its excellence as a result of individuality and genuine brotherhood. To become a Sigma Nu is to welcome an opportunity for culturing experiences that will impact the rest of your life. That is the Sigma Nu Way.