The Balanced Man Program
SigEp revolutionized the fraternity movement in 1991 by unveiling the Balanced Man Program (BMP), a concept of single-tiered membership and continuous development that begins the day a brother joins. SigEp believes the stereotypical fraternity experience does not fulfill the needs today’s college male. The BMP offers an experience focused on scholarship, leadership, professional development and life skills. Members learn to live their best lives through unique, rewarding programming tailored to fit their needs and prepare them for the journey of life ahead.
As many fraternities draw the glare of the media spotlight for unacceptable behavior, educators have begun to question the role of Greek life on their campus. SigEp has continued to stand out within the Greek world by working to partner with higher education institutions, a partnership that is more vital now than ever. Colleges and universities are facing enormous cost pressure from federal and state cuts that can affect course offerings and out-of-classroom programming. At the same time, we see a growing disparity between men and women in key measures of academic success: grades, graduations rates and campus leadership.
More than 45 chapters are designated as Residential Learning Communities (RLC) for their efforts to work with faculty members to create unique academic programming for their brothers. And each year, more SigEp chapters meet the requirements for this profound living learning experience.