Sigma Phi Epsilon Kentucky Beta was chartered on May 17th, 1947, upon the echoed words of our National Founders, "This Fraternity will be different." Our local founder, Richard Panther, was posthumously awarded the Order of the Golden Heart in 1975 in part for his tremendous work to charter the chapter on Louisville's campus. Since our local founding, SigEp has strived to honor the words of our founders by continuing to "be different".
In SigEp, we strive to build Balanced Men. Our time at the University of Louisville is spent to build men who are equipped with all the skills that will allow them to impact the world around them. With a strong anti-hazing policy and the absence of a pledge process, all brothers are equal to each other from the moment of joining. This policy is rooted in our Cardinal Principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love.
SigEp is on top in many aspects of campus life, such as grades, philanthropy, intramural sports, awards, workshops, campus leadership, and more.
In grades, we recently placed first for two straight semesters with a GPA of 3.34, as well as numerous top three finishes. In the past two years, our brothers have raised over $84,000 for raiseRED to help fight pediatric cancer. SigEp’s intramural presence is unmatched; we have claimed the Fraternity Intramural Championship for three straight semesters.
Many of the brothers of Ketucky Beta are not only leaders in the chapter, they are also leaders in the campus community, such as the current IFC President, Ethan Sammons, the Society of Porter Scholars President, Chidum Okeke, 4 raiseRED executive board members, 6 student orientation staffers, FSL ambassadors, and multiple campus tour guides.
We have been fortunate enough to receive numerous awards from the University as well as SigEp nationals for the work that our chapter does that truly makes us stand head and shoulders above the rest. Our accomplishments and accolades are just the tangible evidence of the great impact SigEp has had on our lives and our community.
- 3 Tragos Quest to Greece Scholars
- 1 Regional Director
- 6 Excelsior Awards
- Nearly Two-Dozen UofL FSL Awards
- 12 awards in 2018 and 2019 alone
- 3 Cardinal Credentials "Perfect 10"
- 2019 Fraternity Chapter President of the Year
- Outstanding Communications
- 5 Outstanding MemDev
- 2 Outstanding Campus Programming
- 1 Outstanding Risk Management
Our house is located on Greek Row in the heart of the campus, at 2034 Unity Place, Louisville, Kentucky. We maintain a substance-free housing policy. Substances, such as tobacco, alcohol or illicit drugs, are prohibited from the house. By doing this, we can ensure a safe, clean, and sustainable living environment that promotes the livelihood and academic success of the brothers that live there.