Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
Founded: The University of Alabama, 1856
USC Upstate Founding: SC Beta, 2000
Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity is one of the largest North American Greek-letter social college fraternities. Founded at the University of Alabama on March 9, 1856, Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the fraternity founded in the Antebellum South. Its national headquarters, the Levere Memorial Temple, was established on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1929.
The Fraternity’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,” with more than 35 chapters participating in a community service program. This event has grown to involve hundreds of chapters. Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a national partner with National Youth Service Day.