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In the midst of pandemics and job worries, family matters and just daily life in general, it’s easy to forget all that our Sigma Phi Epsilon experience gave us and still gives. 

Leadership opportunities at the Pennsylvania Delta house, camaraderie with our fellow Pennsylvania Delta brothers, life-changing philanthropy projects and friendships that will last a lifetime — it’s a lot to be thankful for. For many of us, those experiences made us into the men we are today. 

We surveyed Sigma Phi Epsilon alums from all across the country about their Sigma Phi Epsilon experiences and they echoed this sentiment precisely. Their college years just wouldn’t have been the same without Sigma Phi Epsilon. Check out a selection of their survey responses below on what Sigma Phi Epsilon meant to them. It won’t take long for you to start nodding your head in agreement. You might even be inspired to pick up the phone and call up one of your fellow SigEps to rekindle some old memories. 

Have a thought or two of your own you’d like to share with your fellow alumni? CLICK HERE to fill out our survey, and you may see your Pennsylvania Delta memories, photos or reflections published in a future newsletter or eLetter. 


Jeffrey Rotwitt '72
My years at Sig Ep have left an indelible impression that have lasted to this day. It was a well of support, friendship and camaraderie. In addition, there was a unique selflessness that is very commendable. We initiated a charity volleyball fundraiser, had our most rotund Brother dress as Santa Claus and brought gifts to an orphanage at Christmas and, in general, tried to do the “right” thing. I also believe we had the highest GPA of any fraternity on campus."

James Carnahan '68
"Penn Delta was incredibly important for me. The dorms were an option at the time, but could not begin to match the collegial setting of a fraternity house, room and board inclusive. And Penn Delta had the added advantage of leadership from a group of fellows who valued scholarship and a fairly diverse brotherhood. It was a nurturing environment, for which I continue to be grateful."

Ron Fitzgerald '91
"Look, it's pretty simple. I got more out of 4028 Walnut than I put in. I like to think that I was a benevolent ne'er-do-well, but it's probably closer to the truth to say I was a terrible student, overly fond of having fun and a chronic borrower of shirts. SigEp was a much-needed home and my Brothers looked out for me...or at least tolerated me. Anyway. I remember things being tight in those days. Not a huge Alumni presence. However, the Alums who were involved made damn sure the ship never sank and that the Senior Dinner always happened. So when I finally got to a place where I could help out, I felt like I should. Also, most of the shirts I borrowed were Danko's, so..."

Kenneth Marcus '72
"I grew, spiritually and emotionally, as a SigEp Brother. I am grateful for the experience. The most valuable part of my experience was the opportunity to meet and become friends with so many Brothers from all over the country."