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Sigma Alpha Epsilon

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been a model of success since its conception in 1856. The fraternity’s inaugural chapter was the Alabama Mu chapter at the University of Alabama. A group of intuitive Vanderbilt students were quickly attracted to the standard of excellence portrayed by the fraternity, leading them to found the second Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at Vanderbilt University in 1857. While originally constricted to the Southern states, the fraternity inevitably extended its influence and is now considered a major organization in forty-nine states with more than two hundred fifty chapters. In the last year, more than two thousand new initiates were invited to join over 300,000 active members.

At Vanderbilt, brothers are actively engaged in numerous fundraisers for various local and national philanthropies raising tens of thousands of dollars each year, partnering with many campus events, including KickOff CookOff, Dance Marathon and Relay for Life to make a significant impact in the community.  SAE members are deeply connected and involved across our campus.  Many members have put their degrees to work as Medical students, Law students, consultants, investment bankers, and leaders of non-profits.

  • Nickname: SAE, E’s
  • Address: 2500 Kensington Place
  • Founded: Univ. of Alabama, 1856
  • Local Chapter Founded: January 17, 1857
  • Number of Chapters: 210
  • Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
  • Philanthropy: Children’s Miracle Network
  • Local Website:
  • National Website:   www.sae.net

Contact Information

Sam Gonzalez, President
Jack McGuire, Social Chair
Eddie Goode, Philanthropy and Community Service Chair
Mailing address:
PMB 351541
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1541