Public Apology from Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter at Jacksonville State University


The members of Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Jacksonville State Chapter were appalled by the racist language used by a now former member during a Jacksonville State University football game on September 7, 2013. This language does not represent Sigma Phi Epsilon’s values or principles, and the individual responsible is no longer a member of our organization.

Sigma Phi Epsilon believes strongly in the importance of diversity and inclusion within our chapter and the Jacksonville State community. This incident has given our organization a reason to reflect on how we can continue to lead on this issue. Our organization is committed to aggressively combating prejudice in all of its forms. Sigma Phi Epsilon in accordance with the requirement of Jacksonville State’s Office of Student Affairs will mandate that its members attend an approved educational program on cultural sensitivity and diversity to be hosted at the chapter's expense.