Kappa Epsilon chapter of Sigma Nu earns re-charter after year of work


Joshua Farmer

Brothers of the Kappa Epsilon chapter of Sigma Nu stand with original founding fathers at its Saturday initiation.  Nate Allen | Courtesy Photo
The Kappa Epsilon chapter of Sigma Nu earned a charter Saturday, exactly a year after the fraternity held its re-chartering banquet, said Sigma Nu President Tyler Andrews said.

“The chartering was a very successful event with nearly 150 people in attendance, including a majority of the original founding fathers from 1983, and Grand Treasurer Lee Perrett,” according to sigmanu.org.

The fraternity was an active member of the Greek community at Appalachian State University from 1983 until its closing in 2009 for financial reasons. Sigma Nu began the re-colonization process January 2012, according to a Jan. 18, 2012 article in The Appalachian.

The fraternity sent a 326-page document in December to Sigma Nu’s High Council to petition for a charter, where it was approved in January, Andrews said.

The process for gaining a charter is long. The fraternity had to document events, keep up with grades and recruit brothers at a fairly quick rate as well as work to understand the internal operations of the fraternity, Andrews said.

Sigma Nu was able to achieve the top grade point average of any fraternity at Appalachian for both new members and members for the past two semesters, Andrews said.

There are now 45 brothers and 11 candidates.

Andrews said that this is the fastest time a colony has become a chapter of Sigma Nu within the past five years.

Andrews said that there is not much of a difference now that the fraternity has a charter, except that the chapter is now a part of the national brotherhood.

“It is definitely a different experience than a normal fraternity experience,” sophomore and brother of Sigma Nu Mike Moret said.

Moret, a business management major, said he chose to join Sigma Nu as a re-founding father because it was a different opportunity that allowed him to make it what he wanted it to be instead of joining an existing chapter.

“I’m proud of what Sigma Nu has become,” Moret said. “We are gentlemen who like to treat others the way we want to be treated.”

Story: STEPHANIE SANSOUCY, Senior News Reporter

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