Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded at the University of Georgia in 1865, making it one of the longest standing fraternities on campus. There is not a social fraternity around that has more initiated members than SAE, standing at over 280,000, all spread throughout the world. By pledging SAE, you are not just joining a group of well respected and established men in college, but a group of successful men throughout the country. Joining the Georgia Beta chapter of SAE will not only give you a step up in your college experience, but also in your life after college.
Becoming a member of SAE at the University of Georgia allows you to access a network of students that have already established themselves on campus. Going away to college can require a lot of adjustment, both academically and socially. The members hear at the Georgia Beta chapter of SAE have been in your place before and know how to be successful in it. As for the social aspect of the fraternity, we have exchanges and socials with sororities often, giving you an outlet to meet new people that you might not meet otherwise. By joining the Georgia Beta chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, you are joining a group of men that can help you succeed both academically and socially, and you can make friends that will last a lifetime.
If you are interested and think that you are a True Gentleman worthy of joining Georgia Beta, contact us and let us know a little bit about yourself. I look forward to meeting you and hopefully becoming your brother in Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
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: Includes more than 8,200 undergraduates at more than 200 chapters in 48 states and Canada. Alumni are active in more than 75 alumni associations.
Governance Structure: 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 25 at the Fraternity Service Center in Evanston, Illinois, and four regionally-based assistant executive 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 advisor.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation: Established in 1927 to create programs that promote the highest ideals of academic and personal development. The programs include named scholarships, a student-loan program, and the international Leadership School that has produced more than 23,000 graduates. Awards $30,000 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, and Joe Walt.
Reasons to join SAE
Leadership Development: Increases Skill, Builds Resume, Serves in an Elected Roles
Community Service: Helps Others, Helps Your Self Esteem
Career Network: Alumni to Assist in Career Search
Builds Better Relationships: With no Hazing
Social Functions: Enjoy college life while meeting many unique people and developing solid inter-personal skills
Ritual: High Moral Values that Create a Unique Bond among SAE’s
Standards: Holds You Accountable to a Higher Benchmark
Famous and Successful Alumni: Positive and Inspiring Role Models
Brotherhood: Bonded life-long friendships
National Organization: Vast Opportunity Beyond the Campus