The Balanced Man was adopted by the fraternity in 1989.
At the time, the Fraternity was seeing great wins with recruitment, but the retention of new members was at an all time low. Men were joining freshman year and leaving before their junior year began.
The Fraternity realized if it was ever to realize its vision, there would have to be a fundamental shift in the way we went about developing undergraduates.
A committee of Fraternity leaders gathered together and created a new development program – one that focuses on the individual, throughout his years in school. This program places opportunities in front of each man to further his personal development, not just for the first six months, but for his entire experience within Sigma Phi Epsilon.