About Us

A Brief History of ΣΝ:

Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded in 1869 by three cadets at the Virginia Military Institute- James Frank Hopkins, Greenfield Quarles, and James McIlvaine Riley. These three men strongly opposed hazing and founded a fraternity based upon the strong opposition to it. ΣΝ is proud of its birth in the South and benefits from its cultural chivalrous and gentlemanly inheritance from Virginia-but our Fraternity has never been sectional or regional as ΣΝ is one of the largest Fraternities in the nation. The Epsilon Zeta Chapter of ΣΝ at the University of Florida was founded in 1920.

ΣΝ 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.


Ideals are the basis of true Fraternity. We are a Brotherhood founded on the values of Love, Honor, and Truth. Our vision is to support the development of ethical leaders and cultivate a lifelong commitment to the educational and charitable missions of Sigma Nu.