The Gamma Chi Chapter of Sigma Nu
at the University of Washington
FOUNDED IN 1896 on the tenEts of HISTORY, LEGACY, and LIFELONG BROTHERHOOD
ROOTED IN HISTORY
Find out more about the oldest fraternity in the UW Greek System, including the history, vision, and mission which inspire and drive the actions of our current members and alumni alike.
Join the brotherhood
Find out more about what it means to be a Sigma Nu! We're excited to welcome prospective members to a variety of different house and rush events throughout the year.
A LIFETIME OF PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
The life of honor extends far beyond the college years. Explore how Sigma Nu builds friendships and business connections which benefit its members through their lives.
A look at some of our graduating brothers:
"Freshman year in Sigma Nu was challenging, but rewarding. I was thrown into the position of Co-Philanthropy chairman and the Historian right after initiation. As unprepared as I felt, I was disappointed by the mediocre results I had accomplisihed at the end of the year. I felt as if I had made no notable contribution to the position and relied on my co-chairs to get most things done. However, little did I know that the experience would just spur me on to try harder in future officer positions. Sophomore year, I organized a successful White Rose trip to Vancouver as the Activities Chair, and Junior year, I organized our Chapter's first LEAD Phase 2 retreat and an All-House retreat. That summer, I was elected to represent our chapter at the 68th Grand Chapter, held in Washington D.C.
Sigma Nu has been like a gym to me where I could constantly challenge and improve myself, and I would not hesitate to sign the bid if I were to start as a freshman all over again. With my degree in Mathematics, I will be interning at Costco's Data Management Team this summer, and this fall, I will be going to UC Irvine to pursue Masters in Computer Science. I am so happy to be the man I am today, and without a doubt, Sigma Nu Fraternity has been one of the biggest factors in my success at the University of Washington.
Hello, my name is Zachary Wildin, Gamma Chi 2189. I recently graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Coming to UW, I was a direct admit transfer student into the Mechanical Engineering department from Green River College. That same summer, I began interning for ATS Automation, a building controls company I later found to be headed by our very own chapter alumni Brian Allen. My internship and school experience culminated with interests in thermodynamics research and pursuing full time work in HVAC engineering. My research project gave me the chance to design an experiment for the University of Washington thermodynamics course, utilizing an analysis of highly pressurized CO2 near its triple point.
Becoming a brother of the Gamma Chi chapter of Sigma Nu was one of the best decisions of my life. I signed right as school began as a part of PC 17 in September that year. Within weeks, I immersed myself in a house full of friends I knew I would keep for a lifetime. I became Activities Chairman for a term and a half, giving me leadership and coordination experience with the planning of our annual White Rose formal in Vancouver B.C as well as quarterly intramural sports.
Going forward, I plan to finish my research for the University of Washington, and third engineering internship this summer, then work as a full time project engineer for ATS Automation. Through my career at the University of Washington, Sigma Nu gave me a home unlike any other; filled with friendship, opportunity for growth, guidance and good times, an experience for which I will forever be overwhelmingly grateful.
Jordan King just recently graduated from UW with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Jordan is a professionally working musical theatre performer, recently seen with Seattle Opera in Carmen as a dancer. In the future, he will be in the Ensemble for Guys and Dolls at Village Theatre. From there, he plans to move to New York, to continue his dance career. During his time at Sigma Nu, he was grateful for the acceptance he felt as a dance major in a house full of mostly STEM students. He also vastly contributed to the house’s Serenade Performances each year, and talent competitions at various sorority philanthropy events. He was happy the house was supportive from a change of major from statistics to dance. From his time away during rehearsals and performances, the house had his back. He is incredibly thankful for the brotherhood of Sigma Nu.
I recently graduated from UW with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. I am a professionally working musical theatre performer, recently seen with Seattle Opera in Carmen as a dancer. In the near future, I will be in the Ensemble for Guys and Dolls at Village Theatre. From there, I plan to move to New York, to continue my dance career. During my time at Sigma Nu, I was grateful for the acceptance I felt as a dance major in a house full of mostly STEM students. I also vastly contributed to the house’s Serenade Performances each year, and talent competitions at various sorority philanthropy events. I was happy the house was supportive from a change of major from statistics to dance. From my time away during rehearsals and performances, the house had my back. I am incredibly thankful for the brotherhood of Sigma Nu.
I was a freshman direct to business and joined Sigma Nu after my freshman year on the business floor in McMahon. It was a natural fit. The cluster style in McMahon was fun but Sigma Nu was that but with dozens of new friends and dozens of fun events to take a break from studying. After my candidate quarter, I stepped into the role of assistant treasurer. Meanwhile, I was also doing payroll and invoicing and helping with budgeting for a local startup and treasurer of the UW club tennis team. A quarter after that, I was treasurer for Sigma Nu and would work to help the house in that position over a year and a half. This was one of my most rewarding and challenging leadership experiences in college.
I spent my sophomore year summer living in over summer while working a couple jobs. It was an amazing experience after taking a summer quarter and working full time the previous summer. It gave me time to think and I decided to pursue a second major, informatics. I was accepted and was now a business supply chain management and informatics major. I interned at Alaska Airlines in supply chain, Nike as a software engineer, and those opportunities gave me a pathway towards my goal of a job in supply chain technology. I'll be starting work full time at Tesla in California as a software engineer in September 2019! I'm looking forward to challenging work and meeting up with other Sigma Nu alumni in the area to get started in my professional life.