News & Notes

  • A hearty Phi Alpha and congratulations to the members of Pennsylvania Phi at Carnegie Mellon University. In conjunction with the support of others, they now have reached their $500,000 goal for ALS research taking place in Pittsburgh! The event was created originally by the chapter in honor of their adviser, Robert Dax, who passed away just recently from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Check out their page HERE. In addition, you can check out their promo video HERE for inspiration in your own communities.
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon is saddened to learn that we've lost one of our members to Chapter Eternal in the Las Vegas mass shooting. Read more about Brother Brian Fraser and what others are doing to honor him HERE.
  • IMPORTANT: As we enjoy a new academic year, Sigma Alpha Epsilon has issued reminders for our health & safety program, including a revision of our Fraternity Laws following the 161st Anniversary Convention. For full details on what members, advisers and house corporation officers need to know, click HERE.
  • EVENT: Mark you calendar for the nationwide event known as #GivingTuesday, happening this year on November 28. See how you can help support your Foundation HERE.
  • Our Michigan Gamma chapter members at Michigan State University have a brand new home starting this fall, thanks to alumni donations. We previewed the official dedication this month in the most recent edition of The Record. You can find the article HERE.
  • Please remember, chapters and colonies should review the 2017-2018 Health & Safety Allocation Model that takes effect this fall. The model details all of the reductions and surcharges that can be assessed to the bill, including changes that have been made since last year. For complete details, click HERE.
  • We are preparing the plaque for the Eagle of Freedom in our Peace Chapel, a memorial that honors the lives of brothers who joined Chapter Eternal on 9/11 and in resulting conflicts in the Middle East during the last 16 years. If you have a name you’d like to submit for engraving, please contact Tyler Stokesbary, Foundation Coordinator, at (847) 424-3012 or at tstokesbary@sae.net.
  • Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Are you looking to re-engage as an active member of alumni association? If you would like to reconnect with Sigma Alpha Epsilon in a volunteer capacity, please complete our Alumni Volunteer Form HERE and let us know where and how we can help turn your interest into the rewarding and enriching experience of serving the Fraternity.
  • As part of our commitment to educational programming, Sigma Alpha Epsilon continues its webinar series for the fall term. To see the topics and lineup, and to RSVP for any of the sessions, click HERE.
  • EVENT: We have limited spots available for the DeVotie Ritual Institute, scheduled for November 3-4, at the Levere Memorial Temple. Our rate that includes a hotel room is sold out, but members may still register, provided they arrange for their own lodging. For full details, click HERE.
  • If you didn’t join our most recent webinar on Our New Structure: An Overview, you can view and listen to it HERE.
  • We are pleased to announce the following members as our ambassadors for the DeVotie Ritual Institute coming up next month: Josh Billings (Florida Southern); Braxton Kendall (Embry-Riddle [Arizona]); Keilan Kiger (Nicholls State); Luke Senko (Toledo); Neil Tooley (Colorado-Colorado Springs; Zachary Watson (Texas State). Congrats from all of us across the Realm!
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity continues our search for talented, ambitious brothers to join our Fraternity Service Center staff in the area of Chapter Services. To view the posting, along with the requirements, click HERE.
  • REMINDER: New spending amount policy and lower management fees are in effect for Chapter Education Fund scholarship amounts and distributions in our current fiscal year. Fund Reports and Quarterly Investment Reports will be distributed mid- to late-October. If you have any questions, please contact Meg Walker, Advancement Operations Coordinator, at (847) 424-3013 or at mwalker@sae.net.
  • Attention, all Chapter Education Fund administrators: We have nearly 100 newly created CEFs in need of a person to manage respective accounts. Do you know if your chapter has one? Do you want to use your Chapter Education Fund to support leadership and scholarship for the members of your chapter? Our Foundation can help. Contact Meg Walker, Advancement Operations Coordinator, at (847) 424-3013 or at mwalker@sae.net for more information regarding how you can become involved as a volunteer in this capacity.
  • Community service is a key part of the Fraternity’s mission, and we are excited to announce a new partnership. CrowdChange is a fundraising platform specifically catered toward Greek-letter philanthropic events with a goal to help you raise more money and save time. This union offers each of our groups the ability to host those events on our very own SAE-specific CrowdChange website, which you can see HERE. Just click on “Start a Fundraiser” to begin your own initiative.
  • Help us show our support of domestic violence on Thursday, October 19, which is National Wear Purple Day. To learn more about this important initiative that we support, click HERE.
  • Open House Chicago is October 14-15 at the Levere Memorial Temple. There will be guided tours at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm CT on the 14th and the final tour at 2:00 pm CT on the 15th. Find more details HERE.
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon congratulates the members of Tennessee Beta at Middle Tennessee State University on their re-colonization and Pennsylvania Psi-Eta at Penn State University at Harrisburg on their installation.
  • Our Chief Communications Officer, Brandon Weghorst, will be leaving staff by the end of the calendar year. We thank him for his dedicated service through some of the organization’s most challenging times and wish him the very best as he starts the next chapter of his life. To read more, click HERE.
  • Remember to complete your IRS Form 990s — keeping in mind they are required from the government. Click HERE for more information. In addition, details about filing requirements can be found at irs.gov or by e-mailing Senior Director of Finance Dan Stanczak at dstanczak@sae.net.

Events

  • The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation has announced the dedication of the Law Enforcement Officer Memorial on April 20, 2018, at the Levere Memorial Temple in Evanston. More details on how you can attend will be forthcoming, but we encourage you to save the date.
  • The National Amateur Golf Tournament, hosted annually by the Pensacola Alumni Association, is slated for May 3-5, 2018, at the Perdido Bay Golf Club.

 

 

 
 

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