Sigma Alpha Epsilon Facts

With over 288,000 initiated members and 300 plus chapters activated across the US, Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the nation's largest social fraternity. When all is said and done, more quality men means more quality networking.

Mission Statement: 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.

Founding: March 9, 1856; University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

Colors of Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Royal Purple and Old Gold

Symbols of Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Minerva, The Lion, The Phoenix, and the Fleur-de-lis

Prominent Charity: Children's Miracle Network

Scholarships: The SAE Foundation awards over $69,000 in scholarships annually.

Fraternity Firsts: Established a national headquarters (1929), established a national Leadership School (1935), established a national Men's Health Issues Committee (1980), and established Leading Edge - a career development program (1990)

Creed: "The True Gentlemen"