It feels appropriate to celebrate the rich history of the Sigma Nu fraternity and highlight some of its most accomplished members. Founded in 1869 at Virginia Military Institute, Sigma Nu is one of the oldest and most prestigious fraternities, with over 227,000 lifetime members.
The principles of Love, Truth, and Honor that Sigma Nu brothers strive to embody have shaped some incredible leaders over the years. Let's take a look at a few standouts:
Harrison Ford pledged Sigma Nu during his time at Ripon College, where he first became interested in acting. Of course, Ford reached global fame starring as Han Solo in Star Wars and Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. His films have grossed billions worldwide!
Paul Rudd joined Sigma Nu as a student at the University of Kansas. Early roles in films like Clueless and Knocked Up led to his major success as Ant-Man in the Marvel universe. Millions of moviegoers have been entertained by this Sigma Nu alum.
Herman B. Wells, the legendary 11th President of Indiana University, was also a Sigma Nu brother as an undergrad. He transformed IU into an internationally renowned institution during his tenure. His vision and leadership made a lasting impact in higher education.
Eli Manning, whose college days at Ole Miss included Sigma Nu, became a football legend for the New York Giants. Manning led the Giants to two thrilling Super Bowl wins and set franchise records for passing yards and touchdowns.
Astronaut Ronald Evans, who walked on the moon during the Apollo 17 mission, pledged Sigma Nu at the University of Kansas. His NASA career capped an illustrious life of service to the United States.
As you can see, Sigma Nu has produced remarkable leaders in business, government, entertainment, academics, and more. The bonds and values imparted by the fraternity last a lifetime.