• STOP! Take 2 minutes to consider why you might give up a weekend to return to Chapel Hill to celebrate with your fellow Psi Chapter alumni. There are 5 reasons why you won’t want to miss Homecoming weekend, Nov. 6-8, as our Tar Heels take on the Duke Blue Devils in one of the nation’s oldest and most intense rivalries. Click below to read more.

  • In preparation for next month’s Veterans Day (Nov. 11), we have begun compiling a list of our Psi Chapter servicemen and veterans along with their stories. We have only scratched the surface. We need your help to build our list, tell the stories and pay tribute to these men who have excelled with honor. Click below to review the list and to leave your comments. Watch for our full story next month.

  • Help us in congratulating our undergraduates for securing 27 new pledges this fall semester — one of the largest classes in our recent past. Interest in knowing who they are? Click below for names, hometowns and grad years.

  • Looking for one of the best fall football tailgates in Chapel Hill? This coming fall, our undergrads invite all alumni back to the house during home football weekends. Be sure to stop by the house for some good food and beverages, a chance to tell a few old stories and an opportunity to share some great fall football traditions with our active brothers. Watch for more details throughout the summer. 

  • Four combat deployments, including Afghanistan and Iraq, since 2000. Infantry company commander for two tours. Former commanding officer of the North Carolina Recruiting Station. Today, Brother (and Major) Brandon Gorman ’00 is studying at the Naval War College in Rhode Island. This story, in itself, is impressive — one of dedication, service and discipline. However, as Brandon explains, the real story is the one love, sacrifice and perseverance as his wife, Liz, continues to lobby for effective treatment for their daughter, Maddie, who was diagnosed with MLL Leukemia and epilepsy, as well as other families. Click below to read their story as told by Brandon.

  • Remember the survey we are conducting? We asked our brothers to answer a few questions about WHY they think their Sigma Nu brotherhood is important. Without Psi Chapter, one brother “probably would never have met [his] wife.” Another says that he “never would have learned about the fraternity core values and the importance of them in our lives going forward. Nor would I have started the chapter at Texas A&M University.” Another claims he “would have never met Brother Gary Helton.” CLICK HERE to read other comments and to leave your own.

  • The Psi Home Corporation would like your help in determining the direction of our alumni programs by taking 5 minutes to complete this anonymous survey. It is our goal to use information to create new networking opportunities and social activities that our alumni are excited to attend. In addition, we want your help in determining the best way to communicate to our alumni. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! CLICK HERE to complete the survey.

  • “Dorfman, I've given this a lot of thought. From now on... Your name is... Flounder.” 
Everyone remembers the scene from Animal House where Bluto appoints the pledges with their fraternity nicknames. It’s a nickname that has stuck with Kent Dorfman – and Animal House fans – for generations. 
We want to compile the best Psi Chapter nicknames from across our chapter’s history, along with the stories behind them! Take a few moments to tell us about your nickname and why it was appointed, as well as the best ones you remember from your pledge class or era at UNC. Click below to share your story.

  • This is one alum we all should be proud to call our brother. After graduating from UNC in 2009, Dr. Grayston Armstrong went on to Harvard for his master’s in public health. This month, he is graduating with a medical degree from Brown University and has just recently returned from the Middle East where he proposed refugee policy solutions to the Prince of Jordan. Soon, he will be headed back to Harvard to do his medical residency in ophthalmology, all while serving as the national chair for the 50,000-member Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association. Click below to read more about this highly accomplished brother who is making a difference in the world.

  • As we approach fall recruitment, our rush chair is gathering names of potential Psi Chapter candidates. If you know of any young men at UNC who would make good Sigma Nu brothers, please let us know. Click below to find out how you can submit your recommendations and contact information.

  • Tom TruittMark Twain once said, "The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why." It was not long after joining Sigma Nu at UNC that Tom Truitt ’85 figured out his “why.” Always in search of underserved markets, Tom is currently CEO of MusicRowSearch, the leading headhunting firm in today’s “it” city — Nashville, Tenn. Click below to read more about Tom and his journey.

  • Nick BinzIn less than a month, several of our brothers will walk the bridge from undergraduate to graduate. It is a big step. Are you looking to hire a new grad? Interested in being a mentor? We will be highlighting these graduating seniors over the next few months. This month, take a few minutes to read about Nick Binz ’15.

  • College days … here and gone. Kids … babies one day, teenagers asking to borrow the car the next. Before you know it, your honeymoon has turned into your 20th (or 30th or 40th) wedding anniversary. Funny how the time flies, but, at certain points, we stop the clock. We do something to make sure we remember the people, times, and places that made our lives special. As we close in on the final four months of our 2014-15 annual fund giving year, we are asking you to do just that. So, CARPE DIEM! Stop for a moment and make a gift that commemorates your Sigma Nu days at UNC. Click below to make your gift today.

  • Winter is filled with easily recognizable holiday activities- from spinning a Dreidel, to gifting in the name of Santa Claus- everyone has a tradition that stands out. Sigma Nu is no different.

  • During your time at UNC, you gained experience, skills, friends, and many memories at Sigma Nu. Our goal is to perpetuate this experience for years to come, and we’re working hard to do that through our Annual Fund. We haven’t yet raised any money towards our goal. Though we are already 3 months into the Annual Fund giving year, we’re confident that we can still reach our goal with your help.

  • UNC held their own this year and we’re happy to be playing in the 2014 Quick Lane Bowl. The Tar Heels face off against Rutgers University at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday, December 26 at 4:30 PM. The game will air nationally on ESPN.

  • The holiday season is a time to look back on fond memories, spend time with family and friends, and most importantly, create new memories to last a lifetime. Why not revisit a place that holds many memories of your younger years.

    Have kids? Don’t worry; Chapel Hill offers all kinds of special holiday events—many for you and friends, and some for the whole family. What’s more special during the holiday season than sharing stories with your children?

  • “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” And so it is with the Psi Chapter and our house at 109 Fraternity Court since we opened in 1888. Brothers cared about brothers then and they still do today. The list below represents those who have donated this year and support our Psi Chapter financially.

  • Ah, Thanksgiving. A time celebrated in America by eating way too much food, probably drinking too much, and falling asleep to football. But it also celebrated frequently by saying what exactly we’re thankful for this late autumn. Most people are thankful for their families, their friends, their own health and happiness. We hope that you are also thankful for your brotherhood at Sigma Nu.

  • 2014 Homecoming will take place on Saturday, November 15 in conjunction with Alumni Weekend. Check out the numerous fun-filled weekend activities that can be a fun start and finish to a football weekend at UNC or a reunion trip to Sigma Nu.

  • "I wondered why somebody didn't do something. Then, I realized, I am somebody." Does it matter who said it? No. What matters is that we have those "somebodies" who have chosen to give to our Annual Fund for the very first time this year. Click below to find out who those "somebodies" are and to join them on our Honor Roll.

  • Check out what we found!

  • #1 – Pride in 109 Fraternity Court: It is a house that has seen its ups and downs, both physically and in the lives of those Psi Chapter brothers who came of age at this address. There have been renovations through the years to keep it a safe, comfortable and competitive living space for our active brothers.

  • Help us kick off a robust new giving year that started on September 1, 2014 by making a donation to the annual fund. You can make a contribution and help sway momentum by making your annual fund donation now. Special thanks to alumni donors who already helped us get a great start to the 2014-15 giving year. We are on our way to reaching our annual fundraising goal of $2,400.00

  • In light of recent headlines about hazing deaths on U.S. college campuses, we are requesting you send us feedback so we can highlight some positive news. Is your organization doing anything to prevent hazing? If so, what? Are you participating in National Hazing Prevention week (NHPW)? Should alumni take a more proactive approach to help Brothers/Sisters be a positive influence for the university and their respective houses? In recognition of NHPW, we would like to explore what Greek Life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is doing to prevent hazing.

  • We want to share a story with you. This story comes from a fraternity in the Northeast... a situation that took place in 2013. One brother had a daughter who was facing a very serious genetic illness. The best doctor in the area was in Baltimore, but he had closed his doors to new patients. As often happens, this brother's dilemma was shared by one brother to another and to another. Thanks to the efforts of a particular brother, the base of those who knew about the situation expanded, and the doors (literally) opened. This young girl was able to see the specialist she needed and begin her path to healing. But that is not where the story ends. Click below to read more.

  • With the final days of our fiscal (giving) year rolling in, Sigma Nu needs your help!

    We have raised $925 from 9 donors this year and are down in both dollars and donors from last year's totals. Help us to end our giving year on a high note by MAKING YOUR GIFT before August 31. Every donation makes a difference. Your support helps us to maintain an active alumni relations program, publish communications, host events, and mentor our active chapter.

    We sincerely thank all supporters who have already added their names to the HONOR ROLL to help keep our program going and support the legacy of Sigma Nu.

  • Something has to hold us over until basketball season, right?

    Check out the UNC Athletics' site for a complete schedule and up-to-date info on your Tarheels.

    Don't forget- Homecoming is November 15 versus Pitt! Tune in next month for more information on what your fellow alums are planning for the big game.

  • The fall semester at UNC is starting up again and that only means one thing... RUSH! It's that time of the year again when we get excited to recruit new men into Sigma Nu and allow them to earn the right to call themselves our Brothers. We have been working very hard to plan recruitment this year; without a doubt this is going to be the best recruitment semester Sigma Nu has ever seen! We have a packed schedule this recruitment to be sure only the best are joining our organization. Formal recruitment started August 22; the undergrads have been hosting an entire week of events that culminate in bid extension on September 2. There are a lot more awesome events coming up within the next few weeks, including the Good Neighbor Initiatives, where our undergraduate Brothers meet their residential neighbors, putting a face to Sigma Nu to help us build better relationships with our surrounding community. Every year our fraternity has been getting more involved, our numbers have been growing, and most importantly, our brotherhood is stronger than ever! Let's keep this momentum going and recruit the future leaders of Sigma Nu!

    This year's Rush Chair is Austin Jacobs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and Brennan Cumalander (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is the Undergraduate President.

  • When Brothers work together toward a common goal, unshakable bonds and amazing memories are made. Sometimes the most memorable include working together to create a plan and execute it... Through these plans, and the execution thereof, you created a strong bond of affection towards your fraternity. These stories are the ones that brought your brotherhood closer together and still bring a smile to your face – hopefully accompanied by some laughter. We asked you to submit your memories and this is one that stuck out!

  • The 66th Grand Chapter of Sigma Nu, our biennial legislative conclave, was held July 16-20 in Nashville, Tennessee, the home of our first Grand Chapter in 1884 at the famous Maxwell House hotel. Click "Read More" for more about the 66th Grand Chapter!

  • With seven consecutive winning seasons as the Tar Heels Head Coach, Larry Fedora is looking ahead to 2015 football. His primarily young team is hoping to fulfill their potential for greatness and build on the momentum from last year's strongly-finished season. (The Tar Heels crushed Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl for an easy 39-17 victory.)

    Read more to get an update on new College Football Hall of Famer Dre Bly.


  • According to our records, we are missing mailing addresses for 28 of our alumni brothers. That means that 28 of you are not benefiting from our full alumni relations program, including printed copies of The White Star and other important mailings and announcements.

    Take a moment to review our lost list, containing the names of brothers for whom we don't have current mailing addresses. If you see yourself among them, follow the instructions to update your contact information. Also, if you know of the current whereabouts of any of the other brothers listed, help us update our database by sending us their addresses too. Our data is used solely for Sigma Nu publications.

  • Does Greek Life truly equal happiness? A recent study by Gallup and published in The Wall Street Journal seems to indicate so. After interviewing more than 30,000 US college graduates, the study found that "...fraternity and sorority members are more likely than all other college graduates to be thriving in each of the five elements of well-being (purpose, physical, social, financial, and community). Thus, fraternity and sorority members are more likely than their non-Greek counterparts to find fulfillment in daily work and interactions, to have strong social relationships and access to the resources people need, to feel financially secure, to be physically healthy, and to take part in a true community."

    Click here to read more about the survey, then come back and click "Read More" to share your thoughts in our comments section.

  • Part of your pledge to our brotherhood was your involvement in helping to sustain the chapter for generations to come. Since September, we have already received $925 from 9 alumni toward our Annual Fund and in support of Psi Chapter's daily operations. Thank you to those who have made contributions this year. Consider making your gift today!

  • Please welcome the following young men as new Alumni Brothers! Congratulations, gentlemen!

    Thomas Ashcraft Connor Abrrett
    Tucker Brenizer Elliot L. Brewer
    Burke Brown Chase Carbone
    Cliff Guyton H.K. Hallett, III
    Ned Hardison Christian Heath
    Porter Johnson Thomas Kelly
    Will Lindsey Isaac Manning
    Bryson Mooring R. Wilson Orr, IV
    Joey Padgett Reid Palmer
    Paul Paschal Robbie Perry
    Brugess Robinson James Sciolto
    Robert Sewell Charles Shaffner
    Drew Stockton Robert M. Sykes
  • Summer is the time for reunions, vacations, and relaxation. What better place to enjoy all those things then the town that shaped your college years- Chapel Hill!

    Getting a lot of publicity lately, Chapel Hill is ranked #10 of 100 on CNN's "Best Places to Live". Reminisce about the great times you had while grabbing a bite at The Wooden Nickel or the Carolina Brewery, hit the bars on Franklin Street, or tour UNC campus (without having to deal with hordes of undergrads). While you're there why not drop by the Sigma Nu house!

    The Chapel Hill Visitor's Bureau's site is full of great information to keep you updated on hotels, restaurants, sporting events, concerts, and more. Check out www.visitchapelhill.org for the complete guide on everything you love most about Chapel Hill.

    While you're planning your trip don't forget to check out USA Today's 10 Best Things to DO in Chapel Hill. So come back to Chapel Hill, where you can relive memories and make new ones.

  • UNC at Chapel Hill celebrated its 2014 Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 11 with nearly 6,000 degree candidates. The traditional Mother's Day event brought roughly 33,000 people to Chapel Hill for a beautiful ceremony held under sunny skies. Among the graduates were several Sigma Nu brothers. Congrats to these new members of our alumni association!  Click below to read more about commencement!

  • As you know, the Annual Fund is the lifeblood of Sigma Nu; the generous donations from our Brothers like yourself sustain this organization. The Annual Fund is the basis for alumni relations. Gifts to this fund perpetuate the lifelong bonds of the Sigma Nu experience.

    The support we receive goes directly back to you in the form of communications, events, and other opportunities to grow the fraternal bonds. Undergrad brothers deserve the same great benefits we once enjoyed from Sigma Nu—like philanthropy opportunities and a support network after graduation. Donations to the annual fund support these valuable initiatives.

    Our giving year is coming to an end in August, which means we only have a few months to reach our final goal .To date, we have raised $825. This is 12% of our total goal of $7,000. We are relying on your support to increase these numbers.

    Please help us by contributing to the Sigma Nu Annual Fund. Your participation is critical to the Fraternity's continued success.

    Make your gift online at www.uncsigmanu.com or by calling 1-800-598-4050.

  • The 2013-2014 giving year kicked off September 1 and we are only at 12 percent of our goal! The annual fund supports our alumni relations efforts, including publication of The White Star and other communications, maintaining our database, and supporting events.  Donations from you—Brothers who believe in our purpose—are important for our legacy to live on. 8 Brothers have already stepped up to support our efforts—their names can be found on the Sigma Nu Honor Roll. If your name isn't on our list, please consider how you can help us reach our goal of $7,000 this year by making your gift today!

  • Greek Week's fun and friendly competition kicked off Monday, April 7. Full of events that showed the Chapel Hill community how great it is to be Greek. As part of Greek Week, Chapters are competing in an online Food Drive competition to benefit TABLE. TABLE is a local philanthropy that works to make sure elementary school students that benefit from free and reduced lunches during the weekdays, have food to eat on the weekends.  To help the Sigma Nu Actives in this philanthropy, simply click here to select and purchase the food online that you would like to donate.

  • Have you been wondering what Fred Burrell '58, Thomas Sevier '71, and Andrew Lundeen '02 are up to? Help us track down our "lost" brothers by clicking here!

  • Keep an eye out for Sigma Nu's upcoming Spring 2014 Newsletter! Packed with chapter and alumni updates and more, the newest copy of The White Star will be hitting your mailboxes in late April. Update your mailing address by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure you receive your copy. Archived issues of The White Star are available on the Sigma Nu Alumni site- click here to catch up!

  • The UNC Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement recently released their Fall 2013 grades report.

    Sigma Nu's undergraduate brothers posted an impressive cumulative GPA of 3.26, ranking them 22nd out of all UNC Sorority and Fraternity chapters. Sigma Nu beat the university-wide cumulative GPA of 3.17, and the All Fraternity GPA of 3.24.

    Congratulations to our Undergraduate Brothers on their great Fall Semester!

  • Earlier this month, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) made a formal announcement that represents a significant shift in the way the fraternity approaches new-member policies and practices. The simple answer? Really, there will no longer be special policies and practices for new members. As stated in their official press release, "Effective March 9, 2014, new-member (pledge) programming will be eliminated completely from our operations, and the classification of new member (pledge) will no longer exist. All chapters and colonies will be required to implement this important change."

  • Do you know Robert McGee '63, Donald Ferrell '73, or Bryan Lerner '05? As brothers move and change email addresses we sometimes lose touch with them because of outdated contact information. Help us reach as many alums as possible with Psi Chapter communications by emailing contact updates to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Visit our website homepage, HERE, and look for "Lost Lists" towards the bottom to view full lists of our lost brothers and submit missing information!

  • Bradley Weisner, M.D. is a Partner at the Urology Specialists of the Carolina in Charlotte, N.C.  When asked what he misses most about his Sigma Nu days Bradley said, "I miss the relaxed times at the house. The spur of the moment things we did together...The fact that our youth prevented us from having too many adult responsibilities."  See the full update by clicking "Read More" below!

  • Instead of making their 45th March Madness appearance, which is fast approaching, the Tar Heels very likely will be wondering what went wrong with their 2013-14 season. Earlier in the season, when Carolina was playing its best, the Tar Heels were deliberately working the ball inside and forcefully taking it to the rim.  So what needs to change?  Click "Read More" and tell us what you think!

  • Attention:  Do you know Paul Crayton '68, Kenneth Powell '72, Alan Warner '86, Joseph Bailey '92, or Erik Mikysa '00?  Click "Read More" to help us find and reconnect with these missing brothers and many more!

  • Our Annual Fund Campaign began on September 1st, with a goal of $8,000. To date, we have received donations totaling $825, which means we have raised 10.3% of our goal.  Donations have been given from 8 brothers, with an average donation amount of $103.13. Brothers who have already made a donation this giving year can be found on the Honor Roll.  Click "Read More" to see our full annual fundraising progress!

  • This year's College of Chapters was all about visionary leadership. We--as leaders in our community, work, family--must inspire others to take action with a common vision in mind.  Just recently, Sigma Nu Commanders attended the College of Chapters to learn more about leadership, strategies for growth, and the "why" behind it all. 

  • Let's face it.  Most of us, like many young freshmen, start off college with a rather narrow view of the fraternity experience and all the benefits it has to offer.  We envisioned parties, social events, secret rituals, and lots of laughter.  Oh, yes...there was plenty of that.  But the true benefits of brotherhood carry on long after graduation.

  • Wishing you a Season filled with many loved ones, beautiful moments and cherished memories...

    Happy Holidays from your Brothers at Sigma Nu

    "The fellowship of true friends who can hear you out, share your joys, help carry your burdens, and correctly counsel you is priceless." – Ezra Taft Benson

  • Brothers, we're working on building out the photo album section of our website. Since Homecoming just passed, we thought we'd start with collecting Homecoming photos! Go through your camera cards or shoeboxes and find pictures of Homecomings past and present!

  • It's one of our favorite times of year—Thanksgiving.  Click "read more" to find out how our fraternity brothers gave us so much to be thankful for, no matter how inappropriate, and then be sure to share your own stories and photos!

  • Calling all Sig Nus! When was the last time you touched base with your brothers to let them know what's new in your life? Thanks to Bradley Weisner '81 for sending these updates – we love hearing from you!

  • It's the most wonderful time of the year again – Rush! Our young actives have been busy bestowing upon prospects the many benefits of Greek life. Have you ever wondered why it's so great to join the Greek community?

  • By now, our freshmen have already arrived on campus for what will likely become the most important four years of their lives. The choices these young adults make as they select their friends, community, and fraternity helps to shape their future and can lead to a very fulfilling college experience that is felt long after graduation.

  • The social life at UNC this semester will be a little quieter as seven fraternities face penalties due to ongoing noncompliance with university wide GPA requirements.

  • UNC’s swift decision to keep the genders separated on campus has had a polarizing effect in the campus community.

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a “Best Buy” in the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

  • The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FSPAC) is rallying to gain support for a tax break legislation that would mean massive changes for every Greek organization across the nation. However, recent negative media coverage of the legislation threatens to derail FSPAC efforts so far.

  • Have you seen the changes on our website? To improve your online experience, we are excited to share our revamped web platform, complete with a visual overhaul and new features to make reconnecting easier. The website is still available at www.uncsigmanu.com, but your username and password have changed temporarily (you can change yours back when you login the first time).

  • Our recent party was a smash! Glad to see you all there!

    We hope everyone can come next year.

  • Alumni of the Psi Chapter of Sigma Nu,
    My name is Hank Carmichael, and I am the new Alumni Relations Chair. I want to start out saying that I hope all of you had a great holiday season and got to spend a lot of time with your loved ones.

    This upcoming fall of 2013 will be a big milestone for the Psi Chapter, as we will be having the 125th Anniversary of its founding in October of 1888. Each year, as you all know, we have

  • When a gentleman gets a promotion, and a co-worker does not...

    He does not say:

    "I told you you should have chipped in on the boss's Christmas present."
    "Guess the cream always rises to the top."
    "Bet you wish you hadn't bought that new BMW."
    "I could use some coffee. How about making a pot?"

  • For over 100 years, Sigma Nu and the UNC Psi chapter have been making a positive difference in the lives of thousands of brothers.

    Contributions from alumni and friends are what make that possible, and they are at the heart of everything we do. Our alumni communications program, our events, and support for the active chapter and home improvements all rely on your donations. Alumni - now is your chance to be there for the next generation of brothers and ensure that the chapter lives on for a long time to come. Please consider donating to the Psi Home Corporation at UNC today.

  • This winter, Psi Chapter will re-launch its alumni communications program. This year, we're working with an alumni relations firm to help us maintain our database, launch our online community, and produce a communications program that is fun and interactive for all of our Psi brothers. If you haven't updated your mailing address with us recently, please do so by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please don't forget to mention Sigma Nu at UNC in your email.

    Most importantly, keep an eye out for the latest issue of our printed alumni newsletter, appropriately named The White Star.

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  • Psi continues to thrive and the chapter continues to grow. Our collegiate membership now totals 60+ young men from all over North Carolina and the USA. The fall 2012 recruitment class included 17 young men, and many of them have already taken leadership positions and active roles within the chapter. They have rededicated themselves to making sure we stay in contact with you and keep you abreast of what is happening at Psi Chapter at UNC.