Sigma Nu Fraternity

Love, Honor, & Truth

Come Home to Sigma Nu!

Join alumni, family, and friends at Cornell Homecoming in September, and come home to Sigma Nu. All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend our Gamma Theta Property Association annual meeting on Saturday, September 30, from 10:00 am to noon at our chapter house. And, we invite all alumni, family, and friends to attend our Homecoming alumni reception from 5:00 to 7:00 pm after the game. Stop by to see the results of our latest renovation work at 230 Willard Way, to meet the current brothers, and to rekindle relationships with alumni. Please contact our alumni relations chairman, Jaan Janes ’85, at for more details around Homecoming activities.

Where Are They Now? The Reunion Year ’3 and ’8 Classes of Sigma Nu

It was great to see so many alumni return to our chapter house during Cornell Reunion in June, 2023. The class of '93 and early 90's brothers literally filled every room in the house, and our house was full of fun and memories including our alumni receptions, Friday night dinner, Saturday brunch and backyard fun on all days. We had wonderful turn-outs from the class of 2018 for their fifth Reunion, 1973, 1988, 1998 and other classes. You can check all the pix to see who was there in our Reunion photo gallery. Plus, check out these Reunion year profiles of our alumni.

Next up is Cornell Homecoming September 29-30.

Reunion Year Alumni Profile: KEN KUNKEN ‘73

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Reunion Year Alumni Profile: VINNY SERPICO ‘73

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Reunion Year Alumni Profile: MARC BRUNO ‘93

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Reunion Year Alumni Profile: DR. DARREN CARPIZO ‘93

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Reunion Year Alumni Profile: MARK MEULENBERG ‘93

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Reunion Year Alumni Profile: JEFF WOODRING ‘93

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Reunion Year Alumni Profile: SEAN MALONEY ‘18

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Chapter Leadership Update

Summer 2023

We have completed our first full year back on campus with progress on many fronts and still more work to be done. The generosity of our alumni has been exceptional but we’ll need your help in the next school year to make our house self-sustaining. This help is needed both financially and by adding new alumni leadership into the mix. In terms of growing the chapter roster, we’ve launched our rush efforts for the fall semester through both informal and formal events to meet potential new brothers. Our undergraduate leadership is committed to seeing this through!

We’ll use one word to describe June’s Cornell reunion - Wow! Our Lodge was full of life, starting with the Class of ‘93 and early 90’s brothers who filled the house for the weekend, many staying in their old rooms. They arranged a Friday night dinner at the house, Saturday morning brunch, Saturday afternoon party in the backyard, and then a bonfire to finish things off. That’s how to do a Reunion and you can check out some great pix in our Reunion photo gallery. Plus, it was great to see so many of the Class of 2018 return for their 5-year Reunion, plus strong turn-outs from the Classes of 1973, 1988, and 1998, among others. Start thinking now about next summer’s Cornell Reunion. Plus, you can start to plan for Cornell Homecoming September 29-30, and we’ll host an alumni reception Saturday afternoon after the football game.

Backyard fun for the class of 2018 and friends during Cornell Reunion.
The Great Hall is getting a great new floor!

Our Lodge is in the middle of a transformation. With the windows project complete, we’ve turned our attention to the Great Hall and other common areas. We are happy to report we met our fundraising goals for this initiative, raising a total of $145,000 anchored by a dollar-for-dollar match by Glenn Dallas ‘58 for the first $50,000 in alumni giving. Work is being completed this summer to install new flooring in the Great Hall, library, and staircase landings, plus finish the re-flooring of all bedrooms, which we started a few years ago. We’ll make an assessment later this summer of the next steps in our renovation effort. You can click here to see a photo tour of our house from early June before the renovation work started. Many thanks to Glenn and all alumni who contributed!

We have set a great foundation for our undergraduate brothers, and we want to ensure they have the best experience possible, as we all had. While we have brothers living and dining in the house, we will have an operating-budget gap until we have a larger total brotherhood numbering close to 50. Our Building a Bridge effort seeks to raise $100,000 during the new 2023–2024 school year to offset that gap. This is our single greatest financial need. You can join other alumni today by paying your dues and, if possible, by making an additional Building a Bridge contribution to the Gamma Theta Property Association or by making a donation to our Fall Creek Leadership Foundation. Thank you to all the alumni who have given.

Finally, we are seeking interested alumni to join the Gamma Theta Property Association and to take leadership positions working with our house corporation and the undergraduate brothers. A handful of alumni have been sharing the work over the years with several of them planning to retire at the end of this calendar year, and we need new alumni to play a bigger part in our Chapter’s future. We can shape our next generation of alumni leadership to match your interest area: finance and accounting, mentoring and working with undergraduates, house physical plant and renovation work, kitchen operations, and so forth. The rewards are many, especially seeing our fine young men go on to be leaders in their professions and communities. To learn more or if you have any questions, reach out to GTPA President Bob Linden ’71 at, GTPA Vice President Jeff Woodring ‘93 at or Alumni Relations Chairman Jaan Janes ‘85 at Thanks for your support of Sigma Nu! Thanks for your support of Sigma Nu!

Alumni Giving to Sustain the Chapter

Alumni can support the chapter in two ways:

Click on the “Give to Sigma Nu” tab and use the drop-down menu for more information on the giving options and how to make your donation. Please consider giving to one or both pathways.

Status of Campaigns: The following chart shows progress in meeting our current campaign goals. The generosity of Gamma Theta alumni for stepping up to meet these goals is appreciated greatly. We thank all the alumni, and especially Glenn Dallas '58 who matched the first $50,000 in giving to raise a total of $145,000 during the 2022-2023 school year for our very successful Great Hall restoration project.

Alumni Giving Update

Interested in Joining Sigma Nu Cornell?

Welcome to the Gamma Theta Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity chartered at Cornell University in 1901. Our chapter has a long, storied history at Cornell with more than 1,100 living alumni.

· To develop ethical leaders and perpetuate lifelong friendships.
· To foster personal growth of its members.

Central Values
· Love
· Honor
· Truth

Zero-Tolerance Policy
The Chapter has zero-tolerance for the following:
· All forms of hazing (physical and psychological)
· Sexual misconduct
· Use of hard liquor and drinking games
· Presence of alcohol in any form at New Member events
· Illegal drug use

Chapter Lodge

The Chapter Lodge, at 230 N. Willard Way, was built in 1910 using durable reinforced concrete construction. The Lodge overlooks Cayuga Lake and the property borders Fall Creek at the location of Ithaca Falls. For a photographic tour, click here.

If you are interested in joining Sigma Nu, please contact one of our officers and a member of the Sigma Nu team will be in touch with you!

To learn more about Sigma Nu Cornell and our brotherhood please click here.

Your Generosity Matters

Alumni dues and contributions go a long way to enhance 230 Willard Way, and recent improvements include new windows in the entire house, Great Hall furniture restoration and new kitchen storage and refrigeration equipment and appliances.

Pay alumni dues online
and contribute to Sigma Nu today!

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