Information on Sigma Phi Epsilon
There is currently a recognized chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon at Villanova. There is also, however, the remains of an unrecognized Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter on campus. If there is any uncertainty about Sigma Phi Epsilon, please call Fraternity and Sorority Life at 610-519-7280.
Unrecognized "Underground" Fraternities
Unfortunately, over the past years, a few fraternities have lost recognition as official student groups by Villanova University because they failed to comply with university or inter/national guidelines.
Some of these groups continue to operate illegally and without university supervision, personal liability insurance, an affiliation with an inter/national organization, and are devoid of their tax-exempt status with the internal revenue service.
There should be great concern about the well being of students who choose to join these unrecognized organizations. The most important fact to recognize is that these groups ARE NOT fraternities, as they are devoid of any ritual or recognition by an inter/national organization and the Villanova community. Below is a list of current unrecognized "underground" groups:
- Sigma Phi Epsilon (ΣΦΕ) "Sig Ep"
- Phi Gamma Delta (ΦΓΔ) "FIJI"
Any reports regarding these organizations should be directed to Fraternity and Sorority Life staff.