A Note To Parents:
Some parents have reservations about their children joining an organization that gets lumped into the same category as those featured in movies like "Animal House." Sadly, SigEp has seen many great potential brothers not join because of their own, or their parents pre-existing negative attitudes towards Greek life. Most of the time, this negative predisposition is based on the actions of rogue fraternities on the national news that do not indicate the norm for Greek life anywhere and that certainly do not represent SigEp at Maryland. In order to show what fraternity life at SigEp is really like, some parents of recently graduated SigEp brothers wrote their testimonials about their experience with the fraternity .
"I am a parent of a student and member of SigEp fraternity. I recently met with about twenty members at my place of employment for a tour and discussion. I have to say without hesitation that these young men are mature, motivated, driven and an absolute pleasure to be around. I fielded questions and inquiries about my position and my employer as well as the technical aspects of my job. This fraternity has produced a superior group of caring individuals and I encourage all parents to get to know SigEp the way I have." - Bob Turk - Father of Devin (Class of 2014), Meteorologist for WJZ-TV CBS Baltimore.
"As parents of not one, but two SigEps, we are very pleased that they joined such a wonderful fraternity. They are surrounded by some really great guys who they call their Brothers. Our boys have always been very close to each other, they're only 19 months apart in age, so it is heartwarming as parents to watch them learn to find themselves as young men - along with the other young gentlemen in their chapter.
They have always been involved in different activities growing up, but to see them better able to manage their time, getting involved in Autism Speaks, attending Conclave, building homes for the less fortunate, mentoring, learning to stand up for what they believe in and what they think is unjust, and becoming leaders is truly amazing. It makes us appreciate how much they have matured, not only on their own, but by being surrounded by their Brothers.
There are many fraternities at the University of Maryland, and both of us were involved in the Greek system when we were at College Park. We realize that Greek life is a personal choice - and there are many organizations from which to choose. Both Joseph and Michael evaluated all the fraternities on their own, but were always drawn back to Sigma Phi Epsilon and we are very proud of their choice. Their dedication to their fraternity and to their Brothers is really impressive!
We are proud of our two "Balanced Men" and very glad they made the decision to join Sigma Phi Epsilon!" - Joe and Grace Criscuoli - Parents of Joseph (Class of 2012) and Michael (Class of 2014)
To catch up on our happenings in the last year, be sure check out the next newsletter, which will be released soon!
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