In response to “University president wonders: Does Greek life have a future?” from March 19:
I am proud that SigEp appears to be ahead of the curve. Most of the moves that I have heard about indicate that the leadership realized that changes needed to be made in the fraternity system, and they have led the industry in making these changes for the better. Keep up the good work.
— C. Barry Hayden, Missouri S&T ’65
At the University of Central Missouri, SigEp has just opened their Residential Learning Community with the aid of a faculty fellow and faculty advisor. The chapter has had the Balanced Man Program fully engaged for the last three years. At the 50th reunion in March, over 200 gathered to celebrate the strides made by the chapter in the past few years. At that banquet, UCM’s president, Dr. Chuck Ambrose, congratulated Missouri Theta on its long, successful history and recent programs to further Greek life at UCM.
— Joe Burke, Central Missouri ’69
On the first Balanced Man Scholarship banquet for the new chapter at Western Carolina:
The Balanced Man Scholarship banquet last night at Western Carolina was a wonderful event. The 12 finalists were very impressive men, and the three winners were superb. I had a chance to visit with the parents of one of the winners, and after the event they desperately wanted him to join SigEp. The alumni group is so excited about the re-colonization at Western Carolina. I am convinced they will see this opportunity for what it is and take great care to ensure continuity of standards and consistent support long into the future.
— John Davis, Western Carolina ’87
In response to SigEp’s parent resources:
Thank you for highlighting some of the goals, programs and expectations of your fraternity. Darrel, his mother, Florence, and I are elated about his choice of fraternity because your tenets are consistent with what we believe are key ingredients for a successful life. SigEp reinforces these key elements we discuss often, such as academic excellence, integrity and physical health. We look forward to a lifelong partnership with SigEp to help Darrel reach the high expectations he has set for his remaining years at Virginia Tech and beyond.
— Dunstan and Florence Mensah, parents of Darrel Mensah, Virginia Tech ’20