From the constitution of the Sigma Chapter: The purposes for which this chapter is organized are:
New Jersey Institute of Technology is a comprehensive technological university committed both to anticipating and responding to change. The university's primary function is to educate broadly a wide range of students to achieve their full human potential, preparing them for entry into professional positions, continued formal studies and lifelong learning. The university seeks to expand knowledge through research and scholarly activities with a strong applications orientation. As a public institution, NJIT is closely linked to the state's economy. As an urban institution, NJIT is an active member of a complex and dynamic community. In all elements of its mission, the university focuses on the development of the technological enterprise, strives to be responsive to its many constituencies and aspires to the highest standards of excellence.