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About SAE@Kent


Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded on March 9, 1856 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Our Chapter at Kent State was chartered on December 5, 1953 as the Ohio Lambda Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Sigma Alpha Epsilon currently has over 200,000 living members and over 305,000 initiated members. Contacting SAE is the first step in joining the values, ideals and opportunities that SAE's across the world have learned what belonging to a values based fraternity entails and represents though our mission, creed, and common ideals.

  • Mission - 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 - 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 Kent State University, the undergraduate members, local alumni, and our national office.
  • Philanthropy - 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 SAE - "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, 1899
  • Virginia Omicron

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