What I Learned From My Initiation

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of what I learned from being initiated into the Legion of Honor is the true meaning of what it means to be a Sigma Nu.  I spent twelve weeks learning about all aspects of Sigma Nu including history, leadership, our purpose, and more. Reading about the purpose of our fraternity over and over again could only mean so much to me.

I had been involved in all sorts of organizations on campus, but this experience was different. For the first time, I felt that I was part of something bigger than myself.

Even though I was listening to a 22-year-old from Clearwater, Florida, talk about the fraternity, I heard a young cadet at the Virginia Military Institute speaking about his love of creating this fraternity.

It gave me a greater understanding of what I had actually joined but in turn made me realize not everyone around me fully grasped what we stand for.

Over 250,000 people have taken the same oath that I had taken that night and I wasn’t sure if they actually took that seriously.

I learned from Initiation that it is my place to hold other brothers accountable for their actions.

It is my place to make sure they are living to a code of honor.

It is my place to make a difference in this world.

There are very few times in your life when a person will commit to an oath. I learned that I needed to do my part and not take my oath to the Legion of Honor for granted.

//Leadership Consultant Spencer Montgomery (South Florida)


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