Sigma Phi Epsilon


The IL-Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (also known as SigEp) has been on Monmouth’s campus since 1948, meaning they just celebrated their 75th Anniversary in May 2023. Throughout their time, SigEp has promoted their cardinal principles of virtue, diligence, and brotherly love. They have worked to develop a learning community and build balanced men. 

SigEp is one of two fraternities on campus that employs substance-free facilities. SigEp also has single-tier membership, meaning that there is no pledging and members are a brother the moment they accept their bid. 

SigEp as a national organization was founded on November 1, 1901, at Richmond College (now the University of Richmond) in Richmond, VA, by a dozen determined men. Throughout the decades, Sigma Phi Epsilon has embraced the stated desire of its founders: “This fraternity will be different.”

The most popular fields of study among the men of SigEp are:

  • Music Education
  • Art
  • Business Administration
  • History
  • Theatre

Check out their Instagram.

Visit the local chapter’s website.

Visit SigEp’s national website.

Contact Info:

President: William Plumley ’25 (

Vice President of Recruitment: Colin Kreipe ’26 (

Recent Awards:

  • 2024 Blue Key Senior Man of the Year (Eli Kelly ’24)
  • 2024 Emerging Leader Award (Will Plumley ’25)
  • 2024 Outstanding Chapter Operations Award
  • 2023 Blue Key Freshman Man of the Year (Michael Andal ’24)
  • 2023 Academic Excellence Award
  • 2022 Excellence in Philanthropic Programming
  • 2022 Outstanding Chapter Advisor (Steve Distin ’08)