Our Mission

We see huge potential for Greek Life's role in student life at Columbia and are working hard to see it fulfilled. We're not a mere social convenience to our members, nor is our mission purely social, like other fraternities (although we do have a good time). Instead, we understand Sigma Nu as a platform for broad-based campus involvement, a valuable partner for student groups/initiatives, and unique cultivator of pride in Columbia and New York. Sigma Nu is interested in engaging the campus in a wide range of ways; you'll find us hosting Orchesis to offer dance lessons in our brownstone, or teaming up with Youth for Debate for a karaoke night fundraiser, or coordinating an NYC-wide reuse and recycle fair on campus, or attending professional development workshops organized by one of our brothers. Sigma Nu is an experiment in Greek Life done right and is carving out a new niche for century-old fraternities on our elite, 21st century campus. 

As such, we're proud of the diversity in our chapter. Our brothers comprise a cross-section of Columbia's student body; we're jazz and folk rock musicians, entrepreneurs, political campaigners, programmers, athletes of all varieties, budding financiers and consultants, pre-med and pre-law students, NASA researchers, Ju-Jitsu champions, and break dancers. Our backgrounds are equally varied; we're Hispanic, African, Indian, and Asian-American, international students, public schoolers, private schoolers, and we come from a variety of households. However, we all share a commitment to excellence, to our fraternity, and to one another. You might find a Sigma Nu involved with anything on campus, but you will always find him pursuing our fraternity's goal: excelling with honor and developing as an ethical leader. 

We also regard ourselves as an important contributor to the sense of community at Columbia. Internally, we promote close brotherhood as a chief purpose of the fraternity's existence. Facing externally, we hope to engender the same fierce pride that we have in our university in others through projects like the CU Historical Initiative. We want everyone to feel welcome in our brownstone for our campus programming, and we emphasize that rush is open to anyone. We love Columbia and strive for a more cohesive, happy student body.

Help us in our experiment and send your input or comments to our President, Marshall Bozeman, available at mtbozeman@gmail.com. Alternatively, feel free to drop by our brownstone on 113th between Amsterdam and Broadway. All are welcome.

If you're thinking about joining Sigma Nu or another Greek organization, look out for our rush events at the beginning of each semester and check out the Join Us tab in the menu bar at the top of the page. You should also contact our Recruitment Chairman, Michael Fagundo, at mjfagundo@gmail.com

Community: Our brothers regularly and enthusiastically participate in charitable initiatives at and around our Morningside Heights campus, such as the Columbia Community Outreach (CCO) project each spring. Our brothers had a great time volunteered in community gardens in the Bronx, NY.

Community: Our brothers regularly and enthusiastically participate in charitable initiatives at and around our Morningside Heights campus, such as the Columbia Community Outreach (CCO) project each spring. Our brothers had a great time volunteered in community gardens in the Bronx, NY.

Meaningful Partnerships: For the past three years, our chapter has participated in Delta Gamma sorority's "Anchor Splash" competition and fundraiser for their national charity Service for Sight. 

Meaningful Partnerships: For the past three years, our chapter has participated in Delta Gamma sorority's "Anchor Splash" competition and fundraiser for their national charity Service for Sight. 

Philanthropy: Our chapter co-hosted a comedy night at our brownstone with Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, with all proceeds from ticket sales donated to the Sean Webb Cancer fund.   

Philanthropy: Our chapter co-hosted a comedy night at our brownstone with Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, with all proceeds from ticket sales donated to the Sean Webb Cancer fund. 

 

Lifelong Brotherhood: Our chapter cultivates a brand of brotherhood that not only enriches brothers' lives while at Columbia but provides a network of support and means to give back long after they graduate from college.

Lifelong Brotherhood: Our chapter cultivates a brand of brotherhood that not only enriches brothers' lives while at Columbia but provides a network of support and means to give back long after they graduate from college.