Oregon State University

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Oregon Alpha
Council Membership: 
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
Chartered: 
1915
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, The True Gentleman. We take pride in excelling in all areas of Greek life: academics, service and philanthropy, brotherhood, social, intramural sports, and university relations. Like all chapters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, we hold our members to the highest standards of our creed, The True Gentleman.

The True Gentleman’s Creed of Sigma Alpha Epsilon: 

 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.

Addresses
Physical: 

2929 NW Harrison Blvd. Corvallis, OR 97330

Membership
House Capacity: 
72
Total Members: 
90
Organization Facts: 

SAE is North America’s largest social fraternity. 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 226 total chapters and approximately 14,000 undergraduates. Sigma Alpha Epsilon has initiated more than 305,000 men. Nearly 25,000 collegiate brothers have graduated from our annual John O. Moseley Leadership School.

Chapter Facts: 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been an active, thriving chapter at Oregon State University for nearly 100 years. Our brothers take pride in the gentlemen that surround them and the organization they represent. Here are a few facts about the OSU SAE Chapter House that make our active & alumni brothers proud:

  • Friendship and brotherhood for 100 years at OSU
  • William Thomas Scholarships for Actives
  • Well-kept Physical Plant (built in 1959)
  • Rests on 2/3 of a full city block and largest lawn of any OSU fraternity
  • 42 parking spaces on fraternity grounds
  • Convenient three block walk to campus
  • Active and local Alumni Support
  • Live-In House Father - Stro “Papa Stro”Strohmeyer
  • Self Serve Breakfast and total of 17 meals per week 
  • In-room Study tables Sunday through Wednesday night
  • Minimum required GPA of 2.5 for all members and pledges
  • Newly remodeled Dining room, Recreation room, Den, Sleeping Porches  & TV Room
  • TV Room with 60” Plasma and 5.1 surround sound and new leather couches. 
  • Sauna
  • Full-Size Basketball Court with Glass back boards - “Moe Court”
  • Secure bicycle shed
  • Free Laundry (Washers and Dryers)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary use of copy machine 
  • Active Mom’s Club (comprised of mothers of current active members)
  • Annual In-House Career and Resume Workshops
  • Annual philanthropy (Miss Minerva which benefits local charities)
Famous Alumni: 

William McKinley, Elliot Ness, David Spade, Phil Jackson, Pete Carroll, Dennis Erickson, Dierks Bentley, William Faulkner, Joe Foss, Bob Ballard, General Richard Myers, Ernie Harwell, Tony Boselli, Bo Schembechler, Nick Lachey, Fred Savage, and Joe Walt

Contact Info

Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life,
431-433 Snell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331 - 541-737-5432
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