At Illinois Gamma, we are a fun-loving, close knit chapter with a penchant for building balanced men. We focus on living up to SigEp's cardinal principles of virtue, diligence, and brotherly love. We strive to maintain the ideals of sound mind and sound body.
The IL-Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded at Monmouth College on May 22, 1948. We were the 84th SigEp chapter to be chartered, and the third one in Illinois.
To date, our chapter has been awarded the 5th highest number of Buchanan Cups among all SigEp chapters. Our President, Elijah Lind '23, received the 2022 Frank J. Ruck Leadership Award from Nationals, and our advisor, Steve Distin, received the 2022 Outstanding Greek Advisor Award from Monmouth College.
IL-Gamma resides in the building formerly known as Ross House, one of the college's apartment buildings in Founders Village located behind Austin Hall.
Harold A. "Red" Poling
On campus, the brothers play a large role in several areas, including band, choir, theater, art, track, first-year orientation, and much more. SigEp's are known to be fun-loving and caring to all Monmouth students. We are also successful in the fields of academics and service. In the Fall 2021 semester, the brothers had the highest GPA of all fraternities and sororities on Monmouth's campus.