SAE Mission Statement
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.
The Fraternity resides on college and university campuses, as a guest of the host institution. The current structure includes more than 16,000 undergraduates at more than 200 chapters in 48 states and Canada. Alumni are active in more than 75 alumni associations.
The organization is governed through a five-person executive board (Supreme Council) that is elected at biennial conventions. An executive director (Eminent Supreme Recorder) supervises a staff of 30 at the Fraternity Service Center in Evanston, Illinois, and four regionally-based assistant executive directors. The United States and Canada are divided into 29 regions (provinces) overseen by regional volunteers called province archons. Each chapter is required to have an active chapter advisor.
SAE is North America's largest social fraternity with more than 331,000 initiated members and approximately 200,000 living alumni. Fraternal symbols include the lion, the phoenix, Minerva, and the fleur-de-lis. Sigma Alpha Epsilon was the first fraternity to establish a national headquarters (1929), a national Leadership School (1935), a national Men's Health Issues Committee (1980), and a career-development program entitled the Leading Edge (1990). Currently, the Fraternity offers a comprehensive member-education program called The True Gentleman Initiative. The Fraternity communicates through The Record magazine, a quarterly publication that has been published continuously since 1880. New members receive a copy of The Phoenix for educational development. There are 214 total chapters, 21 colonies and approximately 13,500 undergraduates with an average chapter size of 60 men. More than 27,500 collegiate brothers have graduated from our annual John O. Moseley Leadership School.