Oregon State University

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Oregon Alpha
Council Membership: 
Interfraternity Council (IFC)


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.








2929 NW Harrison Blvd. Corvallis, OR 97330

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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 over 95 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 our brothers are proud to live in:

·        House spans 2/3 of a full city block and has largest lawn of any fraternity

·        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”
·        42 parking spaces on fraternity grounds for members only
·        Convenient three block walk to campus
·        Active Alumni support both locally and nationally
·        Live-In House Father - Stro “Papa Stro” Strohmeyer
·         17 chef-prepared meals per week and self-serve breakfasts for all live-in members
·        In-house Study tables Sunday-Wednesday night
·        Minimum required GPA of 2.5 for all brothers
·        Newly remodeled Dining room, Recreation room, Den, and Sleeping Porches 
·        Secure bicycle shed
·        Free use of washers and dryers
·        Wi-Fi on all levels of house



Famous Alumni: 

William McKinley, Elliot Ness, David Spade, Phil Jackson, Dennis Erickson, 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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