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About Sig-Rho UIC

``Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.`` - Robert Frost

National History

The Alpha Chapter of Sigma Beta Rho was founded on August 16, 1996 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The founders came together with a vision of an organization for the betterment and preservation of South Asians in the United States. They envisioned a Greek-Lettered organization to this extent in which membership would remain constant and growing and would facilitate involvement from its alumni members. They realized that in order for their vision to truly become a reality they needed to spread their principles and ideals to other college campuses and establish a nationwide network. August 22, 1998 witnessed the induction of several new members to Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity with whom brought the establishment of the Beta Chapter at the State University of New York at Binghamton. At this time eight men from three different universities would be given the status of founding fathers as they were the brothers who would establish the fraternity for years to come.


Mr. Saiful Khandker
Mr. Shoor Kalam
Mr. Russell Abdullah
Mr. Bonit Sharma
Mr. Rajan Dogra
Mr. Neil Datta
Dr. Suman Ghosh
Mr. Anuj Datta

The eight men established this fraternity to foster the ideals of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance amongst its members. They believed that through their bonds of brotherhood they would be able to establish an organization that would instill unity amongst its members, promote South Asian culture, and aid the greater community at large. They felt that the principles of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance would develop leaders from young men both as undergraduate students on their college campuses and as professionals in their lives upon graduation. These young men would serve as role models and mentors in their respective communities, break down barriers between different ethnic groups, and through their leadership would aid their communities in this country in attaining a better and brighter future than it would have had. It is to this end that the brothers of Sigma Beta Rho work so diligently towards to this day. All the brothers strive to uphold the ideals of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance so that one day our future may be a brighter one. The modern day fraternity of Sigma Beta Rho has grown to over 2000 brothers with over 45 chapters and colonies stretching across the United States. Currently we have chapters/colonies in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, Washington, Texas, Georgia, Oregon, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan making us the largest and most expansive fraternity of our kind. With a stronghold of over eight chapters and colonies in New York State and nationally headquartered out of New York City Sigma Beta Rho has become the most sought after organization of its kind. Together we work to establish the nationwide network that was envisioned by our founding fathers. As every day passes we realize that we are another day closer to that original vision. Through the years, we have carried our ideals of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance beyond our original objectives. We accept brothers of all cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs and promote diversity within our organization. It is our belief that these three pillars help to create strong leaders for the community.

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National Webpage


National Executive Board

Colony History

The University of Illinois at Chicago colony was founded on May 14th, 2006. Three men had a vision to expand Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. to the Midwest Region. These men were given the status of Founding Fathers as they would establish the fraternity at the University of Illinois at Chicago for years to come. More importantly, they were the foundation for expansion throughout the entire region.

What does the MWD stand for? 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is known for the establishment and expansion of the Midwest Dynasty (MWD). We as a colony were the first to set foot and flourish our ideals into this region. Our Alphas (listed below) and Beta Class, Maulin Parikh, are known to be the brothers who officially made the Midwest a recognized region of Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.


Mr. Vishal Malhotra
Mr. Shivam Patel
Mr. Arpit Doshi

Our Pillars


Refers to the responsibility to serve the community in which one lives - RED


The invincible bond that is shared between the members of the fraternity - BLACK


Respect and appreciation for ones own culture and those of others - GREEN

Quick Facts

Service Hours Completed To Date

Annual Philanthropies

Brothers Crossed at UIC

Nationwide Chapters

Our Chapters

Below are listed our chapters, associate chapters, and colonies. These are the college campuses at which we exist.


Chapter Recognition

What's the difference between Chapters, Associate Chapters, and Colonies?

Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity constantly strives to better it’s national condition through a system of recognition for the achievement of each entity. This is accomplished by a three-step process of recognition, of which at the keystone lies Chapter Status.

The three levels of recognition are Chapter, Associate Chapter, and Colony. An entity is recognized as a Colony immediately upon inception. Colonies are the smallest entities in terms of membership. In order for a Colony to become an Associate Chapter, the entity must remain a Colony for a certain amount of time, as well as meet certain membership and financial requirements, and meet certain guidelines for community service involvement. The next and highest step of recognition is Chapter status.

Chapter status is achieved when an Associate Chapter maintains and further improves upon the requirements of attaining Associate Chapter status for a certain amount of time. These requirements include increased goals of community service, finances, and membership.

Alpha Chapter | University of Pennsylvania
Beta Chapter | State University of New York at Binghamton
Gamma Chapter | St. John’s University
Delta Chapter | Hofstra University
Epsilon Chapter | Pace University
Zeta Chapter | State University of New York at Stony Brook
Eta Chapter| Boston College
Theta Chapter | Rutgers University |New Brunswick
Iota Chapter | University of Washington
Kappa Chapter | University of Rochester
Lambda Chapter | Virginia Commonwealth University
Mu Chapter | University of South Florida
Nu Chapter | University of Georgia |Athens
Xi Chapter | University of Maryland | College Park
Omicron Chapter | University of Maryland | Baltimore County
Pi Chapter | University of Florida
Rho Chapter | Temple University
Sigma Chapter | Georgia Institute of Technology
Tau Chapter | University of Houston
Upsilon Chapter | Drexel University
Phi Chapter | University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Psi Embry – Riddle Aeronautical University
Alpha Alpha | Florida State University
Alpha Beta | Northeastern University
Alpha Gamma | Oregon State University
Alpha Delta | University of Tennessee

The City University of New York | Baruch College
East Tennessee State University
Indiana University
Syracuse University
University of Pittsburg
University of South Carolina

Boston University
Emory University
Florida International University
George Mason University
Long Island University
Michigan State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers University | Newark
Stevens Institute of Technology
State University of Albany
State University of New York at Buffalo
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Massachusetts – Lowell
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of North Florida
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of Texas at Austin
Wayne State University

Our Executive Board


Mr. Arun Joseph

Executive Vice President

Mr. Nilay Desai

Vice President of Finance

Mr. Rushi Amin

Vice President of Operations

Mr. Austin Berryhill

Social Chair

Mr. Krushna Jani

Service Chair

Mr. Ethan Lehman

Academic Chair

Mr. Ronit Patel

Philanthropy Chair

Mr. Constantine Arhontas

Chapter Alumni Adviser

Mr. Maulin Parikh

Alumni Chair

Mr. Arun Joseph

Mr. Rushi Amin


Mr. Rushi Amin

Mr. Krushna Jani

Mr. Maulin Parikh (Seen Clear Productions)

Our Service

We are proud to say that every brother of Sigma Beta Rho, including every Alumnus, is involved in serving our community. Every semester, brothers dedicate countless number of hours for community service as a part of our commitment to our school and our city. Some of the community service organizations and events to which the brothers of Sigma Beta Rho have volunteered their time and resources include the following:

National Philanthropy


As a fraternity that is heavily invested in service, we have chosen S.O.S. Children’s Villages International to be our national philanthropy. This foundation has been working with disadvantaged families around the world (over 133 different countries) since 1960 in order to prevent crises that can lead to family separation. The focus is on abandoned, destitute and orphaned children requiring family-based child care. Millions of children worldwide are living without their biological families therefore S.O.S. provides about 50,000 such children and 15,000 young adults with a permanent new family, with a ’24 hours a day’ new SOS mother to provide family-based care. We have isolated this as a worthwhile focus since the youth are truly the world’s most valuable long-term renewable resource. Concordantly, we want to plant the seeds of the future now by properly cultivating the present. The underprivileged youth are among the greatest tragedies across humanity. It is our inherent responsibility as concerned global citizens to assess how we might best assist those who need it the most and follow through in providing them with opportunities graciously afforded to ourselves. In the past, we have raised over $13,000 in a single year to put towards constructing new villages and maintaining the already existing 450+ villages worldwide. As of 2009, we have officially and exclusively allied ourselves with SOS Children’s Village International, an organization that directly impacts the lives of underprivileged children across the world. By helping to provide orphans with caring families and helping poverty-stricken children overcome their plight, we are making the definitive difference in the lives of dozens of children. Fraternally, Ari Stillman | Brother Haywire – Kappa Chapter (2012-2013 National President)


Meet our brothers.


Alpha Class

Almighty Alphas | Spring 2006 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Jerry Thomas - Brother Jeebs

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Name: Mr. Vishal Malhotra #1
Big Brother: Dr. Jobby Kurian | Founding Father Dorito
Brother Name: Founding Father C-hook
Crossing Year: Spring 2006
Degree: B.A. Economics
Status: Alumni
What are they doing now: Operational Risk Management at Discover Financial Services


Name: Dr. Shivam Patel #2
Big Brother: Mr. Robin John | Brother Bowser
Brother Name: Founding Father Timon
Crossing Year: Spring 2006
Degree: B.S. Biological Sciences
Status: Alumni
What are they doing now: Associate Dentist at Atlanta Center for Restorative Dentistry

Favorite Quote: “To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.” – William Blake


Name: Mr. Arpit Doshi #3
Big Brother: Mr. Jigar Patel | Brother Stealth
Brother Name: Founding Father Balrog
Crossing Year: Spring 2006
Degree: B.S. Chemistry & M.S. Chemistry
Status: Alumni
What are they doing now: Applying for Residency


Beta Class

Fall 2006 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Jobby Kurian - Founding Father Dorito


Name: Mr. Maulin Parikh #4
Big Brother: Mr. Vishal Malhotra | Founding Father C-hook
Brother Name: Done
Crossing Year: Fall 2006
Degree: B.S. Biological Sciences & B.A. Psychology
Status: Alumni
What are they doing now: Benefit Analyst at Catamaran/Optum

Favorite Quote: “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence” – Robert Frost


Gamma Class

Spring 2007 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Vishal Malhotra - Founding Father C-hook


Name: Mr. Neil Kapoor #5
Big Brother: Mr. Maulin Parikh | Brother Done
Brother Name: Sniggles
Crossing Year: Spring 2007
Degree: B.A. Finance
Status: Alumni
What are they doing now: Pricing Technician Analyst at Allstate


Name: Mr. Vikas Bhala #6
Big Brother: Mr. Shivam Patel | Founding Father Timon
Brother Name: Benumb
Crossing Year: Spring 2007
Major: Psychology
Status: Alumni
What are they doing now: Improvement Advisor at American Medical Association


Name: Mr. Jaison Thomas #7
Big Brother: Mr. Ravi Kudesia | Brother Waterfall
Brother Name: Banshee
Crossing Year: Spring 2007
Major: Industrial Technology
Status: Alumni
What are they doing now: Operations Manager at GE

Favorite Quote: “You do not know what you are capable of till you are pushed past your comfort zone.” – Unknown


Delta Class

Fall 2008 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Maulin Parikh - Brother Done


Name: Mr. Manesh Daryanani #8
Big Brother: Mr. Vishal Malhotra | Founding Father C-hook
Brother Name: Tic-Toc
Crossing Year: Fall 2008
Major: Biological Sciences
Status: Alumni
What are they doing now: IT Support Specialist at Advocate Health Care

Favorite Quote: “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan


Epsilon Class

Spring 2009 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Neil Kapoor - Brother Sniggles


Name: Mr. Jithin Idiyalil #9
Big Brother: Mr. Manesh Daryanani | Brother Tic-toc
Brother Name: Seabiscuit
Crossing Year: Spring 2009
Major: Biological Sciences
Status: Alumni
What are they doing now: Student at Chamberlain College of Nursing-Phoenix Campus

Favorite Quote: “I am what I am and that’s what I am.” – Popeye


Name: Mr. Bhaven Minawala #10
Big Brother: Mr. Azam Farooqui | Founding Father Hound
Brother Name: Sapient
Crossing Year: Spring 2009
Major: Biological Sciences
Status: Alumni

Favorite Quote: “Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.” – Mahatma Gandhi


Name: Mr. Parthiv Patel #11
Big Brother: Mr. Adil Ali | Founding Father Sigh
Brother Name: Plankton
Crossing Year: Spring 2009
Major: Accounting
Status: Alumni
What are they doing now: Client Financial Analyst at Accenture

Favorite Quote: “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

Zeta Class

Spring 2010 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Parthiv Patel - Brother Plankton


Name: Mr. Noel Gantepalli #12
Big Brother: Mr. Jithin Idiyalil | Brother Seabiscuit
Brother Name: Woody
Crossing Year: Spring 2010
Major: Biological Sciences
Status: Alumni

Favorite Quote: “Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing” – Tyler Durden


Name: Mr. Nevin Chacko #13
Big Brother: Mr. Vikas Bhala | Brother Benumb
Brother Name: Skeeter
Crossing Year: Spring 2010
Major: Biological Sciences
Status: Alumni

Favorite Quote: “Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.” – Miyamoto Musashi


Eta Class

Fall 2010 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Jithin Idiyalil - Brother Seabiscuit


Name: Mr. Ronak Shah #14
Big Brother: Mr. Parthiv Patel | Brother Plankton
Brother Name: Wordplay
Crossing Year: Fall 2010
Major: Psychology
Status: Alumni

Favorite Quote: “You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference.” – Steve Jobs

Theta Class

Spring 2010 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Noel Gantepalli - Brother Woody


Name: Mr. Faheem Murad #15
Big Brother: Mr. Nevin Chacko | Brother Skeeter
Brother Name: Snarf!
Crossing Year: Spring 2011
Major: Information and Decision Sciences
Status: Alumni

Favorite Quote: “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live”


Name: Mr. Goutham Narayanan #16
Big Brother: Mr. S. Chettiah | Brother Blindside
Brother Name: Playback
Crossing Year: Spring 2011
Major: Psychology
Status: Alumni

Favorite Quote: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen” -Michael Jordan


Iota Class

Fall 2011 | Pledgemaster: Mr. S. Chettiath - Brother Blindside


Name: Mr. Joseph Vadakara #17
Big Brother: Mr. Ronak Shah | Brother Wordplay
Brother Name: 4play
Crossing Year: Fall 2011
Major: Accounting
Status: Alumni

Favorite Quote: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” – Confucius


Name: Mr. Talha Sajjad #18
Big Brother: Mr. Nevin Chacko | Brother Skeeter
Brother Name: Pumbaa
Crossing Year: Fall 2011
Major: Bio-engineering
Status: Alumni

Favorite Quote: “No man is beyond redemption”

Kappa Class

Spring 2012 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Nevin Chacko - Brother Skeeter


Name: Mr. Manish Verma #19
Big Brother: Mr. Noel Gantepalli
Brother Name: Kuz Kuz
Crossing Year: Spring 2012
Major: Economics
Status: Alumni

Favorite Quote: “Pain is temporary, pride is forever”


Name: Mr. Parth Patel
Big Brother: Mr. Faheem Murad | Brother Snarf!
Brother Name: Kronk
Crossing Year: Spring 2012
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Status: Alumni

Favortie Quote: “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”


Lambda Class

Fall 2012 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Faheem Murad - Brother Snarf!


Name: Mr. Nagashyam Batchu
Big Brother: Mr. Goutham Narayanan | Brother Playback
Brother Name: Commercial
Crossing Year: Fall 2012
Major: Biology
Status: Alumni

Favorite Quote: “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph” – Sir Thomas Paine


Name: Mr. Nicholas Alexander
Big Brother: Mr. Talha Sajjad | Brother Pumbaa
Brother Name: Basehit
Crossing Year: Fall 2012
Major: Electrical Engineering
Status: Alumni

Favorite Quote: “Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.”

Mu Class

Spring 2013 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Talha Sajjad - Brother Pumbaa


Name: Mr. Jose Constantio
Big Brother: Mr. Faheem Murad | Brother Snarf!
Brother Name: Po
Crossing Year: Spring 2013
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Status: Active


Nu Class

Fall 2013 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Joseph Vadakara - Brother 4-play


Name: Mr. Arun Joseph #29
Big Brother: Mr. Harvey Patel | Brother Omission
Brother Name: Umbreon
Crossing Year: Fall 2013
Degree: Nursing
Status: Active

Favortie Quote: “Vinegar is sour.” – Lao Tzu


Name: Mr. Ronit Patel #30
Big Brother: Mr. Manish Verma | Brother KuzKuz
Brother Name: Griswald
Crossing Year: Fall 2013
Major: Pre-kinesiology
Status: Active

Favorite Quote: “Watch your thoughts, for they become words, watch your words, for they become actions, watch your actions, for they become habits, watch your habits, for they become character, watch character, for it becomes your destiny” – Mahatma Ghandi

Xi Class

Fall 2014 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Arun Joesph - Brother UmbreON


Name: Mr. Austin Berryhill #31
Big Brother: Mr. Nick Alexander | Brother Basehit
Brother Name: Firmware
Crossing Year: Fall 2014
Major: Kinesiology
Status: Active

Favorite Quote: “Together we stand, divided we fall”


Name: Mr. Abdulhabib Abdulhabib #32
Big Brother: Mr. Joseph Vadakara | Brother 4-play
Brother Name: Horseplay
Crossing Year: Fall 2014
Status: Active

Favorite Quote: “An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”–Thomas Fuller


Name: Mr. Nilay Desai #33
Big Brother:
Brother Name: Lite-switch
Crossing Year: Fall 2014
Status: Active


Name: Mr. Harsh Panchal #34
Big Brother: Mr. Jose Constantino | Brother Po
Brother Name: Stormtr00per
Crossing Year: Fall 2014
Major: Architecture
Status: Active
Favorite Quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi


Omicron Class

Spring 2015 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Ronit Patel - Brother Griswald

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Name: Mr. Rushi Amin #35
Big Brother: Mr. Arun Joseph | Brother UmbreON
Brother Name: BayONet
Crossing Year: Spring 2015
Major: Computer Science
Status: Active

Favorite Quote: “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” ~ Marden


Name: Mr. Constantine Arhontas #36
Big Brother: Mr. Joseph Vadakara | Brother 4-play
Brother Name: Gunplay
Crossing Year: Spring 2015
Major: Accounting
Status: Active

Favorite Quote: “A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”
– James Joyce

Pi Class

Fall 2015 | Pledgemaster: Mr. Austin Berryhill - Brother Firmware


Name: Mr. Krushna Jani #37
Big Brother: Mr. Rushi Amin | Brother BayONet
Brother Name: DespeON
Crossing Year: Fall 2015
Major: Accounting & Finance
Status: Active

Favorite Quote: “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.” ~ Derek Jeter


Name: Mr. Dhruvin Patel #38
Big Brother: Mr. Constantine Arhontas | Brother Gunplay
Brother Name: Coldplay
Crossing Year: Fall 2015
Major: Economics
Status: Active

Favorite Quote: “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way” ~ George Patton


Name: Mr. Ketan Trivedi #39
Big Brother: Mr. Nilay Desai | Brother Lite-Switch
Brother Name: Flash-Lite
Crossing Year: Fall 2015
Major: Accounting
Status: Active

Favorite Quote: “Being early is on time, being on time is late, if you’re late then don’t bother showing up.”


Name: Mr. Ethan Lehman #40
Big Brother: Mr. Abdul Abdulhabib | Brother Horseplay
Brother Name: Playbook
Crossing Year: Fall 2015
Major: Environmental Science
Status: Active

Favorite Quote: “Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm” ~ Abraham Lincoln

What do we stand for?

``Brotherhood Beyond all Barriers``

Run with the Cobras

Look out for more information regarding our rush events for Spring 2016!

GPAAC/ SigRho Informationals

Time: 6:00pm
Date: GPPAC (Tuesday, 1/19), ΣΒΡ (Monday, 1/25)
More information releasing soon!

Mixer with the DPO Sisters

Time: 7:00pm
Date: Tuesday, January 26th
More information releasing soon!

Hookah Night at the SigRho House

Time: 7:00pm
Date: Wednesday, January 27th
More information releasing soon!

Bid Day/ Interviews

Time: All Day
Date: Thursday, January 28th
More information releasing soon!

Invite Bid Dinner

Time: 7:00pm
Date: Friday, January 29th
More information releasing soon!

Why Rush Sig-Rho?

Why you should run with soldiers.


Training Future Leaders

Run with us.

Sigma Beta Rho trains and develops leaders for the next generation. Our elusive network and mentoring give you the edge in development, and how to succeed. We teach you what it takes to organize your time, excel academically, and developing into an integral member of any community. Once you become a part of Sigma Beta Rho, failure is no longer an option.


Greeks in Leadership

See how many Leaders have Greek Org backgrounds

All but two Presidents since 1825
76% of US Congressmen
70% of all physicians
85% of Fortune 500 Executives


The Magic of Alumni

Getting an Advantage in the Job Market

Elusive jobs require those with exceptional skills. Our brothers are there; ready to help you reach your career options and train you. Investment banking in your future? Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Morgan Stanley, to name a few, are all major companies at which our Brothers work and thrive. If your goals are more professional in nature, be they attending law school, medical school, or other professional programs, a number of Brothers can provide the inside hand to getting to where you want. Through our guidance, mentoring, and support network, you will have the proverbial upper hand.


Gaining the Academic Advantage

Success in and out of the classroom

One of the main concerns of Sigma Beta Rho is excelling in academics. We work together to help ensure academic excellence through the institution of group study sessions, tutoring, and the instilling of time management skills.

More Questions?

Rush FAQs

Why you should run with soldiers.

What is pledging and how long will it take?

Pledging is more than just learning about history and traditions. Most importantly, during this period all aspirants get acquainted with the brothers of the fraternity and vice versa. A pledge educator is assigned to each pledge class who will lead the pledge class through this learning process. The pledge educator will be interacting with the aspirants very closely during this period and would act as the judge of the successful completion of pledge education program. Anything else, pledging is a learning period. During this period, a pledge or an aspirant gets educated about the values and ideals of Sigma Beta Rho There is no pre-determined time period for the successful completion of the pledge education program.

If I work or am taking classes, will I be able to have time for pledging?

One of the major virtues of any successful individual is being able to manage his or her time most efficiently. Efficient time management is one of the key elements stressed during the pledge education period. We understand that many people have obligations besides the fraternity. We honor those obligations and will make every attempt to accommodate your schedule. However, it is for you to decide if you want to manage your time efficiently. You will find that Sigma Beta Rho is very flexible with respect to schoolwork and/or jobs.

How much will it cost to pledge?

Sigma Beta Rho does not charge a fee to participate in the pledge education program. However, pledge education program might require you to purchase certain materials that would be needed during the pledge education period. These materials are affordable by average college students.

Will I be hazed?

No! Sigma Beta Rho is strictly a non-hazing organization. Our constitution strictly forbids brothers from hazing aspirants. Any hazing incident would end up in expulsion of the member from Sigma Beta Rho.

Will my grades drop if I pledge?

Grades drop when schoolwork is not completed fully or in time. Pledge education may take a good amount of time away from your normal life style. Effective time management is very important in this situation. Pledge education program mandates study hours for every aspirant without an exception. Most universities and colleges encourage this and often require this to be part of pledge education program.

Do I have to be South Asian to join?

No! Although Sigma Beta Rho was founded by South Asian men, you do not have to be South Asian to join. Currently our brotherhood consists of diverse brothers consisting of various religions and ethnicies. As of 2015, our brotherhood consists of 55% South Asian and 45% Multicultural. We have brothers who are Jewish, Chrisitan, Hindu, Buddists, Muslims. Our brothers are Afrian Americans, Asians, Europeans, Caucaisans, Latinos, South Asians, & much more.

Contact Us

Have questions or want more information?

(630) 666-6053

750 S Halsted Avenue, Chicago, IL