Friday, April 30, 2010

SigEp: "Building Balanced Men"

Executive Director Brian Warren has released this information about the refined SigEp Mission.
SigEp Volunteers and Chapter Officers,

Although the academic year is nearly over, the momentum at SigEp is building up. Hopefully, you had a chance to peruse the latest issue of the SigEp Journal which outlines our strategic plan and the focus for the next academic year. You’ll see that the Fraternity’s mission has been refined to “Building Balanced Men.” With these three words, "Building Balanced Men," we capture the essence of SigEp’s value to its members: charting a course for men to live their best lives by embracing our cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love and committing to the practice of Sound Mind and Sound Body.

The men of SigEp can follow this course through every role in their lives. I’ve never been more excited to work at SigEp than right now, when every element of our short- and long-term plan is designed to deliver on this mission.

Why the change?
The mission has been “Building Balanced Leaders for the World’s Communities” since 2001. The previous mission allowed the Fraternity to build a range of local and national programs, which allowed men to enhance leadership abilities and forge a strong brotherhood.

Going forward, we will continue to refine and improve these leader-oriented programs, while we also focus on the holistic elements of balance that create a man’s best life as leader, brother, husband, father, mentor, community servant, and citizen.

With an estimated quarter million members, SigEps live, serve and work around the globe. Every day, they have significant impact in business, government, community service and academia. Our mission is carried out through chapters and by cultivating the connections alumni have with one another.

What’s next?
As a volunteer or undergraduate leader, you will be hearing more from me about how your chapter can challenge itself to take a deeper look at the ways you are building balanced men. For now, get the conversations going. Talk to your chapters and peers about the new mission and consider the new opportunities you might explore. Include the new mission in your chapter and alumni communications. See more on the website and download several new logo treatments you can start using right away.

Three important words: Building Balanced Men. That’s what the experience is all about. How will you do your part to reinforce the mission of Sigma Phi Epsilon?

Brian C. Warren Jr.
Executive Director
District Governors
National Board of Directors
Past National Board Members
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