Sigma Nu Fraternity

Love, Honor, & Truth

Where Are They Now? The Reunion Year ’3 and ’8 Classes of Sigma Nu

Cornellians across the years will gather in Ithaca in early June for Cornell Reunion. Make your plans now to attend and Sigma Nu will be hosting alumni receptions on both Friday and Saturday from 3 to 6 PM at 230 Willard Way. In the meantime, check out these profiles to see what our Reunion year brothers are up to today.

Reunion Year Alumni Profile: VINNY SERPICO ’73

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Reunion Year Alumni Profile: MARK MEULENBERG ’93

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Reunion Year Alumni Profile: SEAN MALONEY ’18

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Chapter Leadership Update

March 2023

We have moved into the spring semester of our first year back on campus and are happy to report that we have 11 new brothers for the next school year. We gained five new brothers during the fall, and added six more during spring recruitment, which took place in January. That means we’ll have about 15 live-ins and 10 live-outs in the fall, with all dining at the house. It’s a good sign of interest in Greek life at Cornell as the overall number of students participating in spring recruitment for fraternities was up significantly year over year.

Our chapter has begun planning for Cornell Reunion from June 8-11, 2023 and we’ll again be hosting alumni receptions on Friday and Saturday afternoon. Make your plans to get back to campus this summer and come visit Sigma Nu. We’ll soon share more details.

Commanders join the fun at New York City holiday party in December - Mike Kelly '92, Arthur Wayne '23, Rich Owens '91 and Kevin Kilgore '90.
Great Hall project will continue restoration and renovation efforts.

When you get back to 230 Willard Way, you’ll see our chapter house is going through significant restoration while maintaining the architectural design and character we all love. Because of the wonderful support of so many alumni, we have launched an important new program to raise $150,000 to update the Great Hall with new flooring and wood paneling, as well as update the staircases to the second and third floors. Our goal is to do the initial flooring work this summer. This new effort was kickstarted by Glenn Dallas ‘58, who has pledged to match dollar for dollar the first $50,000 in alumni giving. And, we’ve already raised $51,500 against the match program (as of February 17th) for a total of $101,500! You can click here today to donate to the new initiative.

Our window renovation project is essentially complete as we replaced more than 100 original wood-frame windows with modern, energy-efficient aluminum windows while also restoring and sealing in with tempered glass all of our stained and leaded glass windows. This program raised more than $383,000 anchored by a $140,000 dollar for dollar match by an alumnus. The Gamma Theta Property Association leadership team, our Chapter Advisors and the undergraduate brothers would like to express their gratitude to all the alumni who contributed to the windows effort through their time and donations.

Sigma Nu brothers continue to connect and we had a very strong turn-out on December 2nd at our New York City holiday dinner. Some of our undergraduate brothers made the trip down from Ithaca to join the holiday fun and you can check our photo gallery to see who was there. We are glad that so many alumni were able to visit the house this year during Homecoming in September. The door is always open to alumni so please stop by 230 Willard Way anytime you are in Ithaca!

New windows give Sigma Nu a new look!
Go Big Red! Chul Ahn '25, Hyung Ahn '22 and Jim Spaller '86.

We have set a great new foundation for our undergraduate brothers, and we want to ensure they have the best experience possible, as we all had. While we have brothers living and dining in the house, we will have an operating budget gap until we have a larger total brotherhood numbering 50+. Our Building a Bridge effort again seeks to raise $100,000 during the 2022–2023 school year to offset that gap, and as of February 17th we have raised $27,225. You can join other alumni today by paying your dues and, if possible, making an additional Building a Bridge contribution to the Gamma Theta Property Association or making a donation to our Fall Creek Leadership Foundation. Thank you to all the alumni who have given.

Finally, we are seeking interested alumni to join the Gamma Theta Property Association and take leadership positions working with our house corporation and the undergraduate brothers. A handful of alumni have been sharing the work over the years and we need new alumni to play a bigger part in our chapter’s future. We can shape our next generation of alumni leadership to match your interest area - finance and accounting, mentoring and working with undergraduates, house physical plant and renovation work, kitchen operations and so forth. The rewards are many, especially seeing our fine young men go on to be leaders in their professions and communities. To learn more or if you have any questions, reach out to GTPA President Bob Linden '71 at Thanks for your support of Sigma Nu!

Alumni Giving to Sustain the Chapter

Alumni can support the chapter in three ways:

Click on the “Give to Sigma Nu” tab and use the drop-down menu for more information on the giving options and how to make your donation. Please consider giving to one, two, or all three pathways.

Status of Campaigns: The following chart shows progress in meeting our current campaign goals. The generosity of Gamma Theta alumni for stepping up to meet these goals is appreciated greatly.

Alumni Giving Update

Interested in Joining Sigma Nu Cornell?

Welcome to the Gamma Theta Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity chartered at Cornell University in 1901. Our chapter has a long, storied history at Cornell with more than 1,100 living alumni.

· To develop ethical leaders and perpetuate lifelong friendships.
· To foster personal growth of its members.

Central Values
· Love
· Honor
· Truth

Zero-Tolerance Policy
The Chapter has zero-tolerance for the following:
· All forms of hazing (physical and psychological)
· Sexual misconduct
· Use of hard liquor and drinking games
· Presence of alcohol in any form at New Member events
· Illegal drug use

Chapter Lodge

The Chapter Lodge, at 230 N. Willard Way, was built in 1910 using durable reinforced concrete construction. The Lodge overlooks Cayuga Lake and the property borders Fall Creek at the location of Ithaca Falls. For a photographic tour, click here.

If you are interested in joining Sigma Nu, please contact one of our officers and a member of the Sigma Nu team will be in touch with you!

To learn more about Sigma Nu Cornell and our brotherhood please click here.

Your Generosity Matters

Alumni dues and contributions go a long way to enhance 230 Willard Way, and recent improvements include new windows in the entire house, Great Hall furniture restoration and new kitchen storage and refrigeration equipment and appliances.

Pay alumni dues online
and contribute to Sigma Nu today!

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