As part of National Volunteer Month, we’re recognizing SigEp volunteers who give their time to support our chapters and mentor our undergraduate brothers. We’re grateful for the commitment of each of SigEp’s more than 3,000 volunteers.
Glenn Ezell is an alumnus of our Texas Beta Chapter at North Texas. He’s served as a volunteer at North Texas and around the region for well over a decade. Glenn was district governor for District 20 for four years, and in 2020 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for his dedicated service to the Fraternity.
Why do you volunteer?
The simplest answer as to why I volunteer with SigEp is that I understand what a gift I was given when I joined the Fraternity in 1983 as an undergraduate at North Texas. As an athlete, I had always been a part of a team growing up, and once I wasn’t playing sports anymore, I sought out a group to join that would help me to not have to go through college as just a student.
I quickly saw a group of men who shared a purpose and a brotherhood that appealed to me in many ways. Aside from the social activities, I soon found a place where my opinion mattered and was appreciated (at least most of the time!). I also was allowed to become a member of the exec board for two years and learn how to lead a group of peers and grow in leadership positions. As a result, I found a number of brothers who went on after college to open our own businesses and a peer group of alumni and volunteers who believed in giving back.
I don’t think I can ever repay the fraternity for what I learned and what I got in friendship, brotherhood and respect from my time at North Texas. It is an honor to volunteer and try to make a difference in shaping future leaders.
How has serving as a SigEp volunteer impacted your life?
By volunteering, I also found through the Board of Governors and different social groups, that there were men who felt the same I do about giving back continually at a national level. I have been blessed to meet such a wide array of exceptional men who not only have been very successful in their personal and professional life, but also love the Fraternity as much as I do.
They also have very supportive wives and families and have allowed my wife and daughter to experience the best Fraternity in the world. The lessons I continue to learn and the friendship I experience with alums, volunteers and their families are very special to me and have helped me to continue to improve myself as a man, a husband and father.
I am very thankful and proud to call so many men from across the country my brothers.