“I saw that these young men were friends, mentors and brothers who shared my passion to build something better, to redefine the norm, and above all, to walk with me as I pursue my dreams — within a brotherhood.”
By Meghan Grace, Beaux Carriere, Charleston ’10, and Tyya Turner
Over the last 115 years, SigEp has evolved and grown to meet the needs and characteristics of roughly nine generations of American college students. Innovation has been central to the Fraternity’s identity in large part because of a willingness to listen to the youngest generation of members.
Every 15-20 years, a new generation emerges with a unique set of characteristics and behaviors that are shaped by the societal events of their youth. Generation Z grew up post 9/11 during the war on terror, an economic recession, and political battles over marriage equality, immigration, gun regulations and affordable health care.