Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Michigan Gamma Chapter
Chapter website: www.michiganstatesae.org
National website: www.sae.net
Chapter house address: 342 N. Harrison Road
Color(s): Royal Purple and Old Gold
About Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Michigan State University
Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded on March 9th, 1856 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Our Chapter at Michigan State was chartered February 19th, 1927 as the Michigan Gamma Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Sigma Alpha Epsilon currently has over 200,000 living members and over 302,000 initiated members. This group was colonized on April 29th, 2012 and successfully earned its charter back from the National fraternity on November 16th, 2013
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.
Values of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are Honor, Loyalty, Friendship, and Fraternity; the values in which our fraternity was founded upon. All play an equal part in creating the strong foundation necessary for developing a meaningful and sustainable relationship between Michigan State University, the undergraduate members, local alumni, and our national office.
Honor is representative of a man’s integrity.
Loyalty is representative of a man’s devotion.
Friendship is representative of a man’s understanding.
Fraternity is representative of a man’s need to share common values and strive to better themselves through only the most intimate of relationships.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s preferred philanthropy is the Children’s Miracle Network because of its great capacity to impact children’s lives and the proximity of numerous hospitals to active chapters. On April 6, 2002, the Fraternity launched its “True Gentleman Day of Service,” which has grown to involve hundreds of chapters. Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a national partner with National Youth Service Day.
Creed of Sigma Alpha Epsilon:
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.