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You already know the impact Greek life has—because you lived it. The term ‘social fraternity’ might give the impression that the Greek experience is superficial. But research shows that personal connections and friendships are the key to happiness.  

These lifelong relationships are only part of what makes the fraternity experience so transformational. From our career trajectories to our family’s values, our Penn Delta experience played a key role. Our experiences helped make us into the people we are today.  

Here is an eBook of some of the best responses to recent a survey of Greek communities across the country. These quotes illustrate why Greek life is and will remain a key part of the higher education experience. Click HERE to read the eBook and keep reading to see what Penn Delta members had to say. 

 

  • "My years at Sig Ep have left an indelible impression that has lasted to this day. It was a well of support, friendship and camaraderie. 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." - Jeffrey Rotwitt '72

 

  • "Penn Delta was incredibly important for me. The dorms were an option at the time, but they 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. I think that “structure” was the most valuable aspect, in three ways. One, the physical structure of the house itself, having a shared space, being in close proximity with a roof over our heads. A well-maintained house with clean and serviceable kitchen and bathrooms, at an affordable price. Two, the administrative/social structure that provided leadership we could participate in. I was “social chairman” for a couple of years; it was a great learning experience. I benefitted from the availability of sweat equity in the form of waiting tables in exchange for meals. Third, the national/historical structure of the Sig Ep fraternity institution itself, being linked in time and space to the extended brotherhood, and the traditions of Sigma Phi Epsilon." - James Carnahan '68

 

  • "The most valuable part of my SigEp experience was the friends and experiences. Playing football at Penn SigEp was a different group who were more varied in their interests and backgrounds." - Clarence Friend '96

 

  • "I grew, spiritually and emotionally, as a SigEp brother. I am grateful for the experience." - Kenneth Marcus '72

 

  • "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 being a portable asshole." - Ronald Fitzgerald '91