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An amazing fraternity with incredibly tight brothers. They are True Gentlemen.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a great fraternity with a lot of really cool guys!
by sae123 February 01, 2008
 
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A group of young men dedicated to changing not only there communities but the world around them through their good deeds and character.

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

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.

Membership: The Fraternity resides on college and university campuses, as a guest of the host institution. The current structure includes more than 8,200 undergraduates at more than 225 chapters in 47 states and Canada. Alumni are active in more than 75 alumni associations.

Governance Structure: The organization is governed through a five-person executive board (Supreme Council) that is elected at biennial conventions. An executive director (Eminent Supreme Recorder) supervises a staff of approximately 28 at the Fraternity Service Center in Evanston, Illinois, and eight regional directors. The United States and Canada are divided into 29 regions (provinces) overseen by regional volunteers called province archons. Each chapter is required to have an active chapter adviser.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation: The SAE Foundation was established in 1927 to create programs that promote the highest ideals of academic and personal development. The existing programs include named scholarships, a student-loan program and the international Leadership School that has produced more than 38,000 graduates. The SAE Foundation awards $69,000 in scholarships annually in support of its mission.

Prominent Alumni: William McKinley, Elliot Ness, David Spade, Phil Jackson, Dennis Erickson, William Faulkner, Joe Foss, Bob Ballard, General Richard Myers, Ernie Harwell, Tony Boselli, Bo Schembechler, Nick Lachey, Fred Savage, Pete Carroll, Mack Brown

Fast Facts: SAE is North America’s largest social fraternity with more than 280,000 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.

Our Creed: 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.
-John Walter Wayland
I wanted to make a difference on my campus, so I joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
by emerson868 January 18, 2008
 
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a secret letter, social college fraternity. Founded on March 9, 1856 , it has initiated more men since its founding than any other fraternity with more than 282,000 initiated members. At present, SAE (as it is nicknamed) has more than 8,200 undergraduates at more than 250 chapters in 48 states. It was the first fraternity to establish a national headquarters (Levere Memorial Temple on the campus of Northwestern University in Chicago1929), a national Leadership School (1935), a national Men's Health Issues Committee (1980), and a career-development program tailored for the community ("The Leading Edge" in 1990).

Currently, the Fraternity offers a comprehensive member-education program called The True Gentleman Initiative. The Fraternity communicates through The Record, a quarterly publication that has been published continuously since 1880 . New members receive a copy of The Phoenix, the manual of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, for educational development.

The creed of this fraternity is as follows:

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.

—John Walter Wayland (Virginia Omicron Chapter 1899)

Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the largest social fraternity in the United States, yet some people are surprised that with 282,000+ members, some of the chapters are comprised of dicks, and choose to judge the whole fraternity harshly as a result.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon should strive to humble themselves before berating these people for their ignorance.
 
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Founded in 1856 at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa 8 young men founded Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Known as one of the oldest fraternities in the United States, the still hold strong beliefs and high ideals based on The True Gentleman. In otherwords, they're a pretty tight group of guys.
Man those guys from Sigma Alpha Epsilon are pretty awesome at WCU.
by gitteriphone May 23, 2006
 
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The largest national Fraternity with over 280,000 initiated members. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) was founded at the university of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama in 1856. Since then it has grown into one of the best known and active fraternities on many college campuses throughout America and Canada
The brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Embry-Riddle are pretty cool.

Yea I think im going to rush at the beginning of next semester.
by Hero1856 January 28, 2008
 
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The gods of greeks. There is but one house that is even comparable to the mighty greeks of olympus.
Guy 1: Hey does anybody know and good fraternities to rush?

Guy 2: Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the ONLY fraternity worth rushing, my beezy!
by jeepspotter January 30, 2008
 
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The largest national fraternity in America, established in 1856.
What fraternity do you belong to?

Why, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, of course!!!
by jeepspotter January 31, 2008