Welcome to Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Evansville!
Striving to be True Gentlemen
Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a social fraternity created on March 9th, 1856 at the University of Alabama. The fraternity was created to emphasize friendship, scholarship, leadership, and service within the lives of its members. Since the creation of the original chapter, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chapters have been chartered on over 220 college campuses across the nation, including the University of Evansville’s!
CREED AND MISSION
ΣAE’s CREED: “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
Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s mission is to advance the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, leadership, and service for members throughout life.
MEN WITH WHOM HONOR IS SACRED AND VIRTUE SAFE
In 1856, 8 men pledged to be more than just friends, but rather to be loving brothers for life. Today, this brotherhood has grown to be over 300,000 members strong including our chapter at the University of Evansville.