With a busy class schedule, it can often be difficult to find time to work out or make it to the gym.
But as SigEps, we believe that maintaining a sound body fosters improved health, attitude, and even academic performance.
To fit the sound body concept into our busy schedules, we set aside one night a week for fraternity wide athletic night.
Additionally, our SigEp intramural football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer teams are all highly competitive in the
A leagues of intramurals, and compete for the championships every year.
As Cal Psi SigEps, we pride ourselves on being balanced men, and building balanced leaders for the Pepperdine community. Guided by our three cardinal principles, virtue, diligence, and brotherly love, we strive to create sound minds, sound bodies, and sound spirits. We are committed to these principles and to establishing lifelong friendships. In addition to our athletic events, we hold weekly brotherhood events, including Super Smash Bros tournaments, poker nights, and barbeques.
Sound spirit: Although Pepperdine is a strong Christian community, itís very easy to lose sight of spirituality in the bustle of college life. SigEp provides a forum for spiritual discussion and growth. We have a designated chaplain who holds a permanent position on our executive board. Our chaplain leads a weekly bible discussion and prayer group, as well as monthly sound spirit discussions, often partnering with Pepperdine faculty, including faculty professors from the philosophy, physics, and English departments. We also believe that service is an integral part of having a sound spirit. SigEp partners directly with Pepperdine Waves of Service Director and SigEp Alum Greg Porter. Last year, SigEp led two trips to Mexico to build homes for families in need, and worked with non-profit organization Heart of Compassion (started and run by a SigEp Alum) to distribute food to those in need in the greater Los Angeles area. We also hold two philanthropy events each year; SigEp State in the Fall, which raises thousands of dollars for our partner charity YouthAids, and SigEp Blood Drive (partnering with the Red Cross) in the Spring.
Sigma Phi Epsilon is the largest and most recognizable fraternity in the nation. As Cal Psi brothers, we pride ourselves on maintaining a strong connection with our alumni, and are constantly working with them both at Pepperdine and after graduation. Many of our undergraduates find internships and job opportunities through our vast local and national networks.
Sound mind: Having recently become the first chapter in the country accredited with the prestigious status of Residential Learning Community without a chapter house, we pride ourselves on our commitment to academics. We hold weekly study nights, and provide tutoring and academic support (including academic advising) to any member in need. We have the highest GPA of any fraternity at Pepperdine, and our GPA also greatly exceed the all-male average of Pepperdine. But having a sound mind extends beyond the classroom. Our members lead countless organizations on campus, including Campus Ministries, the Entrepreneur Club, DSP Business Fraternity, Pepperdine Ambassadors Council (5 SigEps on a council of 20), Pepperdine Mock Trial, Pepperdine Model United Nations, NSO (2 of the 5 Orientation coordinators and many Leaders), Intramurals, Celebration Chapel, and many more.
Greek life is a major part of social life at Pepperdine, as we are the principle participants in all of the major Pepperdine student activities, including Songfest and Waves Weekend. In addition to these events, SigEp also plans mixer events with each of the seven sororities at Pepperdine, and also holds a formal dance each semester. A common complaint about Pepperdine is that the social life leaves much to be desired, and it can be very difficult to get involved on your own. SigEp has become an integral part of the social life at this University, helping our members become leaders throughout countless organizations on campus.
Studying abroad is a huge part of the Pepperdine experience, and many of our brothers choose to go overseas. For many Pepperdine students, this is their first experience abroad, which can be a daunting and often difficult experience. Having the support of the chapter eases this process. Every year we send letters and packages to all brothers in each of the abroad programs. After a semester or year abroad, it can also be difficult to re-integrate into life at Pepperdine. SigEp creates an environment that allows our members to immediately be involved in the Pepperdine community and continue to get the most out of their collegiate experience.