Achieving Excellence

 

All members of our fraternity are expected to maintain above average levels of achievement in all realms of collegiate life. These standards are the basis of the fraternity's ability to achieve excellence, therefore they are incredibly important to daily life in the house. 

 

 
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Scholarship

a STUDENT FIRST, MEMBER SECOND

In order to be a member of the Kansas Alpha Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a member must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7 each semester. ΣΑΕ consistently ranks above the Greek and KU grade point average, ranking at a 3.28 this past year. Tutors are provided and paid for by the house.

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Community Service

Making the Community better

All members are required to meet a minimum of 12 hours of community service each semester; some are required more based on their status of membership or their previous semester GPA. It is ultimately clear that all members easily exceed this with a house average of 24.1 hours per member each semester, an all-time KU IFC Record.

 

Campus Involvement

eNGAGING THE Entire cAMPUS

We are more than just scholarship and service; in order to have a well-rounded collegiate experience it is expected that each member is a part of at least one other campus organization while a member of ΣΑΕ. Most members are part of more than one campus organization; you will find that many of our members hold leadership positions in their respective organizations.

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Gentlemenship

bEHAVING as an IntellIgent ADULT

Above all else, our standards are meant to promote personal growth and instill qualities of a gentleman. Our creed "The True Gentleman" sets expectations for every one of our men, and our members are expected to uphold these values every day.

Living at ΣΑΕ

 

The current iteration of the house was built in 1997. It is currently the youngest house on the KU campus. There are over 25 living rooms for members. We also provide 4 different sleeping dorms.

 

 

Alcohol-Free Policy

Dry house

In the fall of 2012 we voted to go dry and have never looked back. Having a dry chapter facility decreases risk for members and provides a better atmosphere suited towards academic excellence, in addition to making the house one of the cleanest on campus. Our social life continues to thrive by utilizing 3rd party venues.

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The Food

Best fed greeks in town

The men of our chapter are fed by Chef Matt of Greek House Chefs. Breakfast and Lunch are served every weekday, and dinner is served Monday through Thursday with a large buffet style brunch every other Sunday.


Sigma Alpha Epsilon House Tour

Members that make a difference

 

In addition to successful academics and extreme involvement in community service, it is expected that all members are involved with one other university organization or participate in intramural sports. This aids in the difficult task of getting to know the university's vast number of people, but also teaches members of the value offered by the university outside the classroom and around the vibrant City of Lawrence.

 

 
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IFC

tHE iNTER-FRATERNITY cOUNCIL

IFC is the governing body for all fraternities on campus. SAE's have held prominent roles on the Interfraternity Council Executive Board for many years and continue to lead today.

Student Senate

rEPRESENTING THE sTUDENT bODY

With a budget of over $23 million annually, Student Senate is one of the most important organizations on campus. Sigma Alpha Epsilon members maintain a constant presence in the Senate chambers and ensure the voices of KU students are heard.

 

Intramural Sports

Friendly Competition

One of the most fun ways that members like to get involved within the university is by making intramural teams and competing in university tournaments. This builds communication between members, fosters a healthier culture, and lets members meet teams made of students from everywhere within the University.  

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Homecoming

A Homecoming powerhouse

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has a long tradition of being a Homecoming powerhouse, winning three times in the past six years. The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and women of Alpha Chi Omega are the 2015 Homecoming winners. Our members also won in 2016 with the women of Alpha Delta Pi and the men of Delta Lambda Phi.

Above & Beyond the Call to Action

 

Often there are members who surpass the call to action given by our member standards, and go above and beyond what is expected of them. These are the people chosen to lead the chapter, and foster the culture of growth and advance the tradition of exceptional quality for the fraternity.

 

 

Joe Block 

President - Fall 2017

Aerospace Engineering

Chaska, Minnesota

Wyatt Burbrink

Vice President - Fall 2017

Mechanical Engineering

Newton, Kansas

 

Drew Ziemianski

Treasurer - fall 2017

Accounting and Information Systems

St. Louis, Missouri

 

Hunter Brown

Recorder - Fall 2017

Strategic Communication

Shawnee, Kansas

Tommy Powell

WARDEN - fall 2017

Journalism

St. Louis, Missouri

Since 1856

 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded on March 9, 1856, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Its founders were Noble Leslie DeVotieNathan Elams Cockrell, John Barratt Rudulph, John Webb Kerr, Samuel Marion Dennis, Wade Hampton Foster, Abner Edwin Patton, and Thomas Chappell Cook.  

 
 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has initiated more than 329,000 men since our founding in 1856; this makes SAE the largest Fraternity in the world.  Currently, more than 13,000 undergraduates, at 217 active chapters and 21 colonies in 49 states, are active members of the fraternity.

 

ΣΑΕ National

A Global Network

To learn more about our national organization, please click the button below and it will direct you to the appropriate page. 

ΣΑΕ Kansas Alumni 

For Past Members

If you live in the area and would like to get involved again, please click the button below and it will direct you to the Kansas City chapter of the alumni association.