The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity was founded at Richmond College – now the University of Richmond – on November 1, 1901 with the cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Today, over 200,000 men have joined the fraternity and taken a vow to uphold these values. With over 15,000 current undergraduates at more than 260 colleges across the nation, SigEp is the nation’s largest fraternal organization.

Additionally, SigEp is a non-pledging  and non-hazing fraternity. Members who join are immediately welcomed as Brothers, and begin the Balanced Man Program. The program consists of multiple challenges that focus on personal, academic, leadership, and professional development throughout the college experience. For more information, check out the Balanced Man Program Guide.



Rick Denico (’63) received our Distinguished Alumnus Award during the past Spring Awards Banquet. Rick graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1963 and began his career at Keyes Fibre Co (now Huhtamaki). He spent fourteen years in their research division, five years supporting Chinet Production, and then fourteen more years as Senior Process Engineer working in the US, Canada and Europe. During his work in research, he developed a new Chinet furnishing process, and while supporting Chinet production, he converted his mill to 100% secondary paper, oversaw its computerization, and launched a new product. He and his wife Camille then enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the world while he worked as a Sr. Process Engineer.


President: Eli Young – (207) 249-9228 – Eli.Young.esq@gmail.com
Alumni Relations: Ben Lakin – (207) 939-4067 – Ben.Lakin@gmail.com
VP of Housing: Alec Young – (603) 973-2154 – YoungAlec103@gmail.com

Balanced Man Scholarship

Are you a Leader, Scholar, Athlete, and Gentleman?

If you are attending the University of Maine in the fall of 2017, you are eligible to apply for the Balanced Man Scholarship Award. Two $1,000 awards will be presented to those best exemplifying the Balanced Man Ideal that consists of the four traits described above.

The online application can be seen below. The application deadline is July 17, 2017. Official high school transcript and your own personal resume may be sent to Tom Hanscom at thomas.hanscom@maine.edu, or via the form below.

There is no obligation to join Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at any point during the scholarship process. This philanthropic scholarship is one of many projects we incorporate year round inspired by our belief of a Sound Mind in a Sound Body.

Want to apply? Click here!



SigEp is a fraternity at the University of Maine that is dedicated to building balanced men. Our chapter has had the highest fraternity GPA for 7 years running, with our members currently maintaining an average GPA of 3.34. SigEp consistently performs well in fraternity intramural sports, and we have won the past 7 out of 8 intramural championships. Our brothers are leaders in campus groups from Student Government, to the Fishing Club, to NROTC. Our chapter has been nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding chapters in the country, with numerous awards bestowed on us over the years. We strive to be leaders, scholars, athletes, and gentlemen.

SigEp is a national fraternity, with brothers from across the United States.


SigEp is dedicated to personally and professionally developing our members to give them skills necessary to be successful in college and beyond. We teach our members these skills through experiential learning opportunities provided by the local and national fraternity. These opportunities include anything from local community service to national leadership conferences.


If you are a motivated student and you want to develop important life skills while connecting with successful men on campus then come down and meet us! Any of the contacts listed at the bottom of this page would be great people to reach out to. We have dinner and meeting every Monday starting at 5pm and we’d love to see you there!


Are you a Leader, Scholar, Athlete, and Gentleman who is attending the University of Maine-Orono in the fall of 2017? If so, you are eligible to apply for the Balanced Man Scholarship Award. Two $1,000 awards will be presented to those best exemplifying the Balanced Man Ideal that consists of these four traits here described. Click on the Balanced Man Scholarship tab above for more info!


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