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Fraternity expansion is the process whereby a fraternity colony, or provisional chapter, is established at a college or university campus. "Colonization" occurs when a chapter had never before existed on campus, whereas "recolonization" occurs when a dormant or closed chapter is re-established on campus.

Sigma Nu's expansion motto is "Building Rock Chapters." A Rock Chapter in Sigma Nu Fraternity is, by definition, one of the finest fraternities at its host institution and one of the finest fraternity chapters across the North American continent. The intent of our expansion program on every campus is to lay the strong foundation upon which a Rock Chapter can be built.


Expansion can be a long and challenging process and is not necessarily for every campus. However, it can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students on those campuses where Sigma Nu expands.

Below are some of the common questions we receive. If you still have questions, please send us a message and we will be more than happy to help.

How are campuses chosen for expansion?

Why is starting a new fraternity any different from joining an existing chapter?

What makes Sigma Nu different from other fraternities?

My parents don't like fraternities; what should I do?

What is Sigma Nu's policy on hazing?

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