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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Details
Founded: March 9, 1856
Members: over 336,000
Notable Alumni: William Faulkner (Nobel Prize-winning Author), Dierks Bentley (Country Singer), Nick Lachey (98 Degrees Singer), William McKinley (25th President of the United States), Scott Boras (MLB Agent), Ken Caminiti (Former MLB Player), “Pistol Pete” Maravich (Basketball Hall of Famer), and Troy Aikman (NFL Hall of Famer).
Sigma Alpha Epsilon History
Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded by Noble Leslie DeVotie, Nathan Elams Cockrell, John Barratt Rudulph, John Webb Kerr, Samuel Marion Dennis, Wade Hampton Foster, Abner Edwin Patton, and Thomas Chappell Cook on March 9, 1856 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Not only did DeVotie have the coolest name of the bunch, but he was also the leader.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon grew rapidly, as they had their first national convention in 1858. They expanded north of the Mason-Dixon line for the first time in 1883, establishing a chapter at Pennsylvania College (now Gettysburg College). They’ve since grown to have chapters in all 50 states. In March of 2014, Sigma Alpha Epsilon eliminated pledging, becoming the first large national fraternity to do so.
In 1927, Sigma Alpha Epsilon created the Levere Memorial Foundation. According to their website, the foundation was developed to “generate funds for the construction and maintenance of the Levere Memorial Temple and its artifacts; to establish and grant scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate brothers; and to ‘receive funds, donations, bequests, legacies, endowments, and gifts, both real and personal for the furtherance of the objects and purposes of the Foundation.'”
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Party Videos
Like any fraternity worth joining, Sigma Alpha Epsilon also knows how to have a good time. Check out Waka Flocka Flame partying with their Oklahoma chapter and Gucci Mane filming a music video at their Georgia Tech house.