The question is not ‘What will you get?’ but ‘What will you be?’
In order to ensure efficient operation as an organization, Sigma Phi members pay social dues and parlor fees each semester. The final amount is set once leases for the rooms in the chapter house have been signed for the following year. As the occupancy rate at 163 Rugby Road increases, the expense incurred by parlor fees decreases. For this reason, among others, all brothers are asked to live in the house at Sigma Phi Place for at least one full school year during their time as an undergraduate. Monthly rent for a private room in our chapter house is comparable to a shared room in University housing.
Many brothers receive Sigma Phi scholarships which offset membership costs. An academically superior brother can receive more in annual scholarship awards than the combined cost of rent and parlor fees.