Sigma Nu was founded at Virginia Military Institute in 1869. Sigma Nu was created in opposition of hazing and put an emphasis on moral and value-based leadership. The belief that men should be treated as equal men and the idea that development can take place outside of the classroom carry on today through Theta Gamma chapter. Founded at Southern Miss in 1969, Theta Gamma was chartered 100 years after Sigma Nu’s birth. Sigma Nu's mission is to develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of love, honor and truth, to foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart and character, and to perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the fraternity.Theta Gamma chapter has been breaking the mold of what a fraternity is expected to be, showing excellence in areas such as (but not limited to) recruitment and manpower, academics, and philanthropy.