Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded on March 9th 1856 at the University of Alabama. Ever since then the brothers of SAE have strived to meet the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, leadership and service for our members throughout life.


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

National Founding Date: March 9, 1856

Local Founding Date: March 28, 2009

National Philanthropy: Children’s Miracle Network

Local Philanthropy: Breathing Easy Foundation

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