Founded in 1856 at the University of Alabama. SAE'S are true gentlemen as defined by the motto they live by.
The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.
Only the most upstanding men become SAE'S, so for everyone who thinks SAE stands for sexual assult expected, you have no life and should probably burn in hell.
Best fraternity on campus, most upstanding guys, SAE's are people you wish you could be.