Sigma Nu's past is a proud and colorful one. Founded by three cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in a period of civil strife known as the Reconstruction, Sigma Nu represented a radical departure from the times. The system of physical abuse and hazing of underclassmen at VMI led to James Frank Hopkins, Greenfield Quarles, and James McIlvaine Riley to form the "Legion of Honor" which soon became Sigma Nu Fraternity. So, amidst a backdrop of turmoil, North America's first "Honor" fraternity was established. Here at the Eta Rho chapter of Sigma Nu we are committed to continuing the legacy that out founders set forth for us and living by the principles of love, honor, and truth.
Nickname: Sigma Nu
WKU Chapter: Eta Rho
Founding Date: January 1, 1869
Original Charter at WKU: May 8, 1965
Colors: Black, White, & Gold
Flower: White Rose
Mascot/Symbol: Knight & Serpent
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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