Sigma Alpha Epsilon
The mission of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, and service for our members based upon the ideals set forth by our Founders and as specifically enunciated in our creed.
SAE is North America’s largest social fraternity with more than 174,000 initiated members. Fraternal symbols include the lion, the phoenix, Minerva, and the fleur-de-lis. Sigma Alpha Epsilon was the first fraternity to establish a national headquarters (1929), a national Leadership School (1935), a national Men’s Health Issues Committee (1980), and a career-development program entitled the Leading Edge (1990).
Currently, the Fraternity offers a comprehensive member-education program called The True Gentleman Initiative. The Fraternity communicates through The Record magazine, a quarterly publication that has been published continuously since 1880. New members receive a copy of The Phoenix pledge manual for educational development.
The gentlemen of SAE have been very busy this fall semester with many new accomplishments to show for it. We have done many house improvements along the way.
A new fence was made for the backyard, along with placing Leo and Cleo (the lion statues) into the ground in front of the house, and we cleaned up the property around the house as well. Inside, the brothers re-painted main and lower levels, and put in new floors throughout the house. These improvements to the house are something we are very proud of. If you are in the area make sure to stop by and check them out.
One of our focuses this year was on philanthropy and giving back to the community which has done so much for us. Our main project this fall was helping the local Lions Club with their midget football program. We helped manage their games and hand out equipment. It was a great time to show young boys and their parents the positive impact Fraternity men can make. We already have over 80 hours of logged community service hours and are looking at extending that into next semester by helping out Belgrade Athletics with two tournaments and participating in Relay for Life. We are hoping to beat our previous year's total in amount raised for the American Cancer Society!
Internally we have been making some positive changes which have been paying off. Our fall new member class included 12 gentlemen who we welcome into our bonds of brotherhood. This brings our total house number up to 26. We are already planning our spring rush class. This semester an Alumni BBQ was held and we are planning a dinner for next semester. Any interested alumni please contact Sean Hannon at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also updated our website and invite all alumni to check it out http://www.saemtalpha.net. Overall we are very pleased with our fall semester and are looking forward to the spring.