Our Brotherhood

Sigma Nu embodies a brotherhood of men, defined by the fraternity’s core principles of Love, Honor, and Truth. The national organization was founded in 1869 at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. What makes Sigma Nu unique is the strength of the brotherhood. Once a candidate becomes an active brother, he is invited to live in the house until he graduates from Cornell. This creates an atmosphere where seniors, juniors, and sophomores live together, enjoying the good times and helping one another through the challenges. The house is kept closely knit as the live-in and live-out brothers gather together each night for dinner, as well as other meals.

The brotherhood believes in maintaining a strong mind, body, and soul, as evidenced by our outstanding performance over the years in academics, athletics, and service. In recent years, our brothers have participated in the Red Key Honor Society, ROTC, Cornell EMS, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Cornell Outdoor Education, the Cornell Hedge Fund, Pi Sigma Epsilon professional business fraternity, Cornell University Sustainable Design, varsity football, ski team, eLab student start-up accelerator, ILR Ambassadors and Orientation Leaders.

There are more than 1,100 living alumni of the Cornell chapter who stay in close contact by attending functions such as Reunion, Homecoming, and our annual New York City holiday dinner. Alumni provide career networking assistance and job opportunities to the undergraduates. Our alumni include leaders in their professions and communities, including corporate CEOs, physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, Wall Street financiers, NFL players, and Olympic gold medalists. You can click to see our chapter members in the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame. Finally, our alumni make generous financial contributions to help maintain their beloved Chapter Lodge.

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We expect that our new class of brothers will be moving into Sigma Nu in the fall of 2022. Below are the estimated per semester costs for the 2022-2023 school year. It is expected that all brothers, live-in and live-out, will participate in our full service dining plan.

Estimated 2022-2023 Costs (per semester)

Live-in Housing: $4,950 (Single) & $3,450 (Double)
Live-in Dining: $2,670
Live-out Housing: $300
Live-out Dining: $2,670
Damage Deposit: $500
Chapter Dues: $400 (Estimate)
Chapter Programs/Events: $500
New Member Dues: $330 (one-time)