Why ΣAE?

Scholarship
Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon strive to be the best they can be, especially in academics. The chapter is continually pushing the envelope to improve the grades of its members, and the resources available to those members. Study hours are held bi-weekly to encourage progress in class. In addition, a continually expanding library and online crib system is at their disposal, as well as well as the collective knowledge of the brotherhood. ΣAE also offers a $500 scholarship to the most outstanding, B-Section incoming freshman male applicant, regardless of whether that person ever pledges ΣΑΕ or not. For more information visit The Warren Poslusny Tuition Grant page, or simply download the form Here.

Community
Every term, the brothers of ΣAE participate in many acts of philanthropy within the community, on a local and national level. Locally, these events help make our community a better place, and connect us with our neighbors and friends. Nationally, all money raised is donated to Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s primary foundation, The Children’s Miracle Network.

Leadership
Those who join Sigma Alpha Epsilon are on the fast track to leadership excellence. Not only do learn to live and function as a part of something greater while being a part of ΣAE, but you will learn the skills needed to continually lead our house to greatness. Not only this, but countless prominent alumni have held leadership roles, even as highly esteemed as President of the United States, William McKinley.

Honor
Among many of ΣAE’s mottos is “Be True.” The brothers of this chapter hold very highly the traits of honesty, fairness, and integrity. Being a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a high honor to those who seek it, and respect among those who share it is very important to the brothers.

Sportsmanship
Intramural sports at Kettering University is a competitive and fun way to interact with others on campus. Competition is important when inspiring progression, and this chapter competes whenever possible. But no matter what the outcome, the brothers of ΣAE always act with good sportsmanship and respect.

Pride
Protected by the symbol of the lion, no one has more pride in their house then the brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Fraternities may just be a part of college for some, but for a brother of ΣAE, fraternity is for life.

Friendship
Never has there been a closer group of friends then the brother of this chapter. Our smaller size has allowed us to all maintain close and lasting friendships with each other. Unlike other houses, ΣAE doesn’t give bids to just anyone they meet on the streets; ΣAE gives bids to their friends. As such, their chapter is built on a solid foundation of true friendship.

Tradition
Founded in 1856, our long lasting traditions still hold true. Whether it be songs, creeds, or fraternity ritual, every brother of ΣAE holds these elements close to their lives. Being a part of something with a rich history and continuing on those traditions instills pride in everyone.

Legacy
With over 300,000 initiated members, Sigma Alpha Epsilon is one of the largest fraternities in the world. This provides its brothers with an expansive network of connections for many opportunities. Whether it be in a career after graduation, or a friend to support you, there will always be an ΣAE nearby.

Experience
They say the experience you have in college will shape who you are for the rest of your life. Why not make the best of that time and experience your true potential? Not only does ΣAE offer a great social environment, but it provides you the resources you need excel in any area of your life. Improve who you are and become the best possible you.

The True Gentlemen
ΣAE’s live by the creed of “The True Gentlemen”. Read the creed below and decide for yourself… is this what you want your friends, family, co-workers, and others to think of when they think of you?

THE TRUE GENTLEMAN

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