Firsts and Facts

  • # 1 rated fraternity by the Gallup Poll.
  • # 1 rated fraternity by Heller Survey.
  • # 1 rated fraternity by Bantas for 35 years.
  • # 1 rated fraternity by Playboy on 19/20 campuses.
  • # 1 rated fraternity for more than 53 years (of 60) by the College Survey Bureau.
  • More members than any other fraternity with more than 310,000 men.
  • All chapters conduct dry recruitment, and hazing is banned.
  • Raises more money for community service than any other Greek organization.
  • Education and Leadership Consultants visit each chapter to assist with management and programming.
  • First fraternity born in the deep South, having been founded at the University of Alabama on March 9, 1856.
  • First fraternity with a national headquarters and the first to build its own headquarters complex. The Levere Memorial Temple in Evanston, Illinois, is the only fraternity headquarters with a chapel.
  • First fraternity to establish a leadership school. Started in 1935, ΣAE Leadership School has over 35,000 graduates.
  • The quarterly fraternity magazine, The Record, has been published continuously since 1880.
  • Student loan program to assist undergraduate brothers with their education.
  • Awards program to recognize outstanding contributions of Sigma Alpha Epsilon alumni, undergraduates, chapters, and others to the development of individuals and to the betterment of life in their community.
  • Encourages pledge programs which enhance each individual’s personal growth.
  • First fraternity to offer a toll-free hazing hotline available for all members, pledges, and parents.
"(On SAE): It was absolutely the best time of my life. It made me into a man and gave me the confidence to succeed."
‐ Daniel Vinovich ’87


Recent Donors

  • Michael J. Rowley ’91
  • Robert R. Detardo ’82
  • Donald L. Fatzinger ’69
  • Ken Schaefer ’63
  • Ron Martin ’60

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