Welcome Alumni!


Fellow alumni and visitors: Welcome to the Illinois Gamma Alumni Volunteer Corporation (AVC) web site! Imagine for a moment you are back on campus, what would you want to accomplish? We have much to be thankful for our alumni whom guided this chapter during their undergraduate years.

Our common legacy can be traced back to the founding of Tau Lambda Phi, a local chapter at Monmouth College in 1907. This chapter existed for a short term until merging to Pi Rho Phi in '10. The establishing its ties to a national fraternity began with membership to Theta Upsilon Omega in 1930, leading to our founding on May 22, 1948 with the Sigma Phi Epsilon, our national fraternity.

Sigma Phi Epsilon presence at MC is now over 63 years and we are honored of the successes of our alumni and current brothers. Alumni are ever encouraged to share their professional, civic, philantropic and personal endeavors with our brothers to learn and experience.

This web site serves as a means for you to never forsake the memories and experiences of your time in college as a member of this chapter. In an effort to help bring those who were once an active brother of SigEp closer together, this web site serves as a portal for resources and a mode of communication for the alumni. It also provides details about our initiatives and events which we hold for the present and future opportunities for the membership of today.

For those who are our guests, please feel free to look around. You can find further information on us in the following pages.  For those who are alumni, we invite you to link us into your favorites, and be sure to come back often to browse these pages at your leisure. This medium allows us to take advantage of providing you access to resources on the history of our chapter. Please register your updated contact information so we can keep you posted on upcoming alumni events. Do tell us when you'll be coming our way!

We welcome your interest by assisting and serving within IL Gamma's AVC to aid our undergraduates. Oh, before I forget, we invite you sharing your photos with us.

Keep us in mind and know that the Red Doors welcome you back whenever you are in Western Illinois!


Stephen Ehrhart '77
President, AVC
Illinois Gamma Chapter, RLC
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity


Alumni brothers, we'd like to borrow an idea from the website, "The Art of Manliness," 'So You Want My Job' series, in which they interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream.

We are seeking brothers to profile their stories with us! We'll in turn put this up here for brothers to know about your activities and to showcase to our recruits and undergrads! We believe our fraternity members welcome to discover the different career paths our brothers (are currently engaged with or) have successfully held in their lives. Perhaps you're retired, or have alternate skill sets which aren't considered fitting the description. So what, were interested...for example, perhaps you're an artist, own a print shop, own a boat, live on a boat, manage a firm of accountants, own a airplane, know how to accumulate wealth, are a collector of widgets, extensive traveler of the world, and or have expertise or knowledge which can impact young men. Let us know, anything, everything is open to sharing.

The biggest hurdle we face is an alumnus brother thinking, "My position isn't very exciting." Perhaps we might get you to talk about the liberal arts of Monmouth College allowed you to be taught by Prof. ______________ and the experiences of  ______________ (classes) allowed you the ability to accomplish the following_______________(leadership roles).

Here are some questions to get you started and share them with us:

1. Where was your hometown (and High School name) when you choose to attend Monmouth? What were some of the leadership positions you held in the House or campus roles. What was your major at MC? Where have you called home during your career (if based overseas)? Where do you live now? How old are you?

2. Describe your job and how long you've been at it, etc.

3. Why did you want to become a _________________? When did you know it was what you wanted to do?

4. What does it take to be qualified in ____________? Do you recommend going to grad school?

5. What does a man need to set up his own company? What are the start-up costs involved?

6. Is there any special skills or experiences to get one through the hiring door?

7. The way to the top mentality -- How do you differentiate yourself from others and move away from the pack?

8. What is the best part of your job?

9. What is the worst part of your job?

10. What's the work/family/life balance like?

11. What is the biggest misconception people have about your job?

12. Any other advice, tips, or anecdotes you'd like to share?

13. Joining a fraternity like SigEp was _____________________________...

Send this to us via our contact page (AVC Contact)