Sigma Nu exists to cultivate and develop ethical leaders. An education is the most important part of that formula. Your son is a student first, and a Sigma Nu second. To ensure this is happening, Sigma Nu in accordance with the North-American Interfraternity Council has a minimum standard that members must maintain at least a 2.6 individual semester GPA. However many of our chapters have a higher requirement for membership. In fact over 20% of our chapters have above a 3.0 GPA. Our chapter also offers study hours and other academic resources for it's members.
The Eta Chi Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Old Dominion University regularly maintains a GPA above the all Greek Men and all Undergraduate Men averages at ODU. We encourage the advancement of academics and recognize it as the prime priority while your son is in college.
We have a strong academics support program through our chapter that is intended to lend support to any men who need help with their studies and to help with study skills and time management skills for those that may need it.
Also, we realize that money can be a mitigating issue at school. This is why we have scholarships available to all brothers and candidates of our fraternity. These scholarships are primarily merit based to lend support to those that help others, contribute to the campus and community, and contribute to the fraternity as well. Anyone, freshman through graduate students, may apply and are encouraged to do so.
In August of 2008, an endowed scholarship was created in collaboration between the family of Brent M. Terres, HX-745 (1985-2008), and the Eta Chi Chapter in his loving memory. In the first few years we have raised more than $40,000.00 to be applied toward scholarships and have awarded in excess of $5,000.00 to brothers of Sigma Nu at Old Dominion University.