Let me know when you are visiting campus! My time is yours, depending on my day job responsibilities; I'd be pleased to have a timely discussion on Greek Life at Monmouth and SigEp with you. With a daughter currently at Monmouth I know my way around the campus; both as a former student and as a parent.
I welcome to meet for twenty minutes, perhaps early in your schedule or as your last appointment, depending on conveniences’, just inform admissions of an interest to include Dr Tom Sargent, professor in the college's Education department, or myself into the schedule.
E-mail me, click on the link below. I hope to hear from you!
Safe travels to MC,
Stephen Ehrhart, '77
AVC President (Alumni Board)
Sigma Phi Epsilon
A statement, as true as it was in 1924 as it is today!
"It is supposed by many people that only the sons of rich or well-to-do people can belong to the Greek letter fraternities. This never has been correct. Today, in almost every chapter of our fraternity, there will be found boys who are earning a part of their expenses while in school and, in some cases, boys who are earning all their expenses.
These boys enter into all the other features of fraternity and college life with the same enthusiasm as others and more often than not are more successful in college and in after life than their more fortunate brothers.
As one writer has said:
"The combination of education and self help is the best known preparation for life. A high percentage of the biggest jobs in this country today are successfully manned by men who were unable to take their education straight, but were compelled to dilute it with considerable hard work.""
Published in The Omegan - Theta Upsilon Omega - Volume One, Number One, April, 1924, p.58
We congratulate you on your decision to attend Monmouth College!
We know you have questions so we invite you and your parents to start a conversation with us. We'd like to learn about you and your interests, what you like, what you want to accomplish during your four years at Monmouth, and honestly if you would be a quality addition to our brotherhood. Share your thoughts about those things that make you go, "Ah, I'd like to try that sometime." Perhaps you have intentions of going to graduate school or professional school, we can help put you in touch with alumni in a wide variety of fields whom would be happy to share their story with you.
We're almost like an athletic coach in many ways, we're starting to recruit and we have a number of positions on 'our team' were looking to fill. You don't have to be an All-American, yet we'll make you into one heck of a scholar and gentleman by becoming a Sig Ep! You can be sure, the next four years is going to fly, so get ready to tackle it academically and kick it with some fun times too!
Brinton Vincent, our Vice President of Recruitment will update this page over time. Keep checking back in! When you are planning a trip to campus, let us know! Inform your Admission counselor to include SigEp in your schedule of appointments during your visit. We don't mind you picking our brains!!!
Q: How do you know which fraternity is right for you?
A: The one thing which should be mentioned, earlier than later, being a part of a fraternity is a life-time commitment. You will likely want to be a part of a culture which benefits you as much as the opportunities you choose to give back to others.
Complete our new member interest form! By filling out this form helps us to know of your interest and allows us to contact you. What better way to further explore what SigEp has to offer. Incidently, some serious Balanced Man Scholarship money is available through our chapter! While a successful interview might just earn yourself some greenbacks, the information you provide (or receiving a scholarship) does not commit you to becoming a member in Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Check us out! Ask student leaders, faculty members, coaches, staff, community leaders, (the City of Monmouth valued our service work), ask co-ed's; both non-Greek and Greek alike, and talk with our alumni and current parents, we'd be happy to arrange this!
Q: Does being a member of a fraternity run a greater risk of not graduating from College?
A: Greek members have a higher matriculation rate of graduation when compared to the non-Greek members of the student body. That's right, fraternity members have higher completion rates than non-Greek males. In addition, fraternity members have consistantly preformed better with highter GPA's to our counterparts of male college students on campus. This past fall semester, the overall Greek GPA was higher than the all student GPA, both Male and Female!
Q: Should you make your interest known early? Note: This question is answered from a SigEp perspective.
A: Yes, How might you become a part of this organization unless you let us know that you are interested. We like firm handshakes, smart, inquiring minds, and demonstrated leadership sets are valued. Just be yourself, ask questions as in starting a friendship, because you really are.
Complete our new member interest form helps us to know of your interest and allows us to contact you sooner. What better way to further explore what SigEp has to offer.
Some serious Balanced Man Scholarship money is available through our chapter! While a successful interview might just earn yourself some greenbacks, the information you provide (or receiving a scholarship) does not commit you to becoming a member in Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Mom and Dad, we want to hear from you too! Ask us anything you care to ask, we'll be honest, and if by chance you welcome a conversation with a graduate of the chapter, we'll line that up! As noted in our opening page, we have alumni in 40 states and international connections - we're probably not to far from where you live.Until then, have an enjoyable remainder of our senior year! We look forward to meeting you, hopefully this spring on campus or this summer in your hometown. Don't wait, start the dialogue today!
The chapter seeks well-rounded gentlemen to uphold the values and traditions which our fraternity was founded upon.
Please fill out this form and an active member will get in touch with you about upcoming events, and membership information via regular mail, e-mail, or text messages.
THANK YOU for visiting our site, we look forward to getting to know more about you!
AVC and Undergraduates