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Sigma Nu was founded at the Virginia Military Institute, in 1868. The chapters, of which there have been four, are numbered instead of being lettered.

  1. Virginia Military Institute, 1868.
  2. Alabama University, 1873 (died 1876).

And two chapters in North Carolina, which are presumably alumni organizations.

The badge is of gold, and consists of five bars, meeting in a common centre. In the centre is a circular disk displaying a coiled serpent. In each of the bars are a pair of crossed sabres and the letters “ΣΝΕΤΤ.” The whole number of members is about 150.