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Sigma Nu

Sigma Nu

Full chapter name
Sigma Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc.
Sig Nu
Street Address
12 Webster Avenue
Hanover, NH 03755
Mailing Address
Hinman Box 5222
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Email Address
Further information
National Headquarters
Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.
9 North Lewis Street
P.O. Box 1869
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-1869
Fax: 540-463-1669
Mission statement
To develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of Love, Honor and Truth
To foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart and character
To perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the Fraternity
Bill Kerin '16
Love, Honor, Truth
Chapter colors
Black, white and gold
Council membership
Interfraternity Council
Sigma Nu at Dartmouth College was originally formed in 1903 as the Pukwana Club, an organization that was created as a reaction to the perceived elitism of Greek organizations at the time. The club’s concept was based on the love for the traditions of Dartmouth, faithful friendship, and honorable dealings. In 1907, the Pukwana Club joined the national fraternity system after it received a charter to become the Delta Beta chapter of Sigma Nu. Sigma Nu’s "Way of Honor" principle was very similar to the principles expressed in the Pukwana Club’s original charter. The first residence for Sigma Nu at Dartmouth was purchased and refurbished in 1911. Known as the Green Castle, it served as chapter headquarters until the current house was built in 1925. In response to the national fraternity’s segregationist membership policies, the fraternity went local in 1963, becoming Sigma Nu Delta. In 1984, after the national fraternity's policies were changed, the fraternity re-affiliated with the national.
Sigma Nu National's Policy on Service and Philanthropy: ​"Future leaders are transformative throughout the communities they interface with. Service to others, through the donation of time, talent and treasure, is a core mechanism for creating leaders as engaged citizens in their local community"
At Delta Beta, we espouse this philosophy. We are fortunate enough to be both Dartmouth students and members of Sigma Nu. As such, it is our responsibility to give back however we can to the larger community whether that is in the Upper Valley, New England, America, or the world.

Last Updated: 1/13/16