The Tragos Quest to Greece changes the way brothers view the world, their Fraternity and themselves. Guided by alumni mentors and university faculty, Tragos Quest to Greece Scholars study the influence that Greek philosophy, governance and the arts has and continues to have in everyday life. Brothers explore Greek culture and contemplate the origins of SigEp’s values and the Balanced Man ideal.
The program includes visits to ancient historical sites such as Athens, Delphi, Nauplion, Corinth, Mycenae and Olympia. Brothers explore the foundations of the fraternal world, experience SigEp’s ritual in a new light and study the philosophies of Socrates and Aristotle while walking the same streets where those great minds taught.
The Quest study abroad experience is unprecedented and unmatched in the fraternity world. The program is named for and made possible by a generous gift from Past Grand President William G. Tragos, Washington in St. Louis ’56, and his wife, Lilli. Due to the generosity of all of the program's donors, SigEp is able to provide this experience free of charge to the undergraduate scholars selected.
The 2021 Tragos Quest to Greece will be held June 17-27, 2021. The application deadline has passed and finalists will be announced in early January 2021 with scholars announced in February.
2020 Tragos Quest to Greece Scholars
Louis Acra, Cincinnati ’21
Brady Alexander, Florida ’22
Alex Cheema, Massachusetts ’21
Braden Dobson, Toledo ’22
Calvin Foss, Loyola Marymount ’21
Caleb Gipple, Northern Iowa ’21
Curtis Harrison, Colorado School of Mines ’21
Matthew Johnson, Louisiana State ’21
Yordon Journey, Sam Houston State ’22
Chris Krickhahn, Missouri State ’21
Ian Locke, Nevada-Reno ’21
Noah Moore, Western Kentucky ’21
Thomas Niepsuj, Kent State ’21
David O’Coffey, Louisville ’22
John Owens, Drexel ’21
Daniel Raleigh, Stevens ’21
Matt Shuma, Radford ’21
Ryan Ware, Mississippi State ’21
Max Yates, Montana State ’21