Dr. Seuss was Greek

I just wanted to jump in here and say hello to my friends and brothers at Sigma Phi Epsilon–Wisconsin ThetaSigEp is an outstanding fraternity based on the ideal of a balanced man and promoting the core values of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love.  They seek to undo the negative stereotyping associated with many fraternities, which was the reason I agreed to serve as the Faculty Adviser for the WI-Theta chapter when I worked at UW-Platteville.  The men there made me proud, dedicating themselves to a fully balanced college experience, focusing on scholarship, fitness, service, and genuine brotherhood.  I felt privileged to serve as their adviser, and when I left to move overseas, the men did me the further honor of inducting me as a Renaissance Brother as a sign that I had modeled the values they hold dear.

Why do I mention this here?  Because Theodor Seuss Geisel, our beloved Dr. Seuss, was himself a SigEp, from Dartmouth (class of 1925), and today is the Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

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