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The Recruitment Challenge

The Recruitment Challenge seeks to emphasize Sigma Alpha Epsilon recruits 365 days a year. To support the efforts of our chapters each chapter that hits their recruitment goal will receive an official SAE Flag and the five chapters with the highest percentage of growth over their goal will receive a JBL PartyBox 100 Speaker & a set of custom cornhole boards.

There is no better time to invite deserving men to join our Order than today.

From now until April 15, 2024, the Fraternity offers an opportunity to earn a Spring ‘24 recruitment package for free! There are a few rules…

• The entire process of recruiting, bidding, initiating a new member, and onboarding must be completed by April 15 for members to count towards your chapters recruitment goal.
• Full payment of all applicable initiation fees must be made to the Fraternity on time.
• Chapter membership will reflect overall growth of 13% or more, check your chapter’s recruitment goal number below.

University Name
Spring 24 Goal
Auburn University23
University of South Alabama2
Troy University4
Birmingham-Southern College5
The University of Alabama22
The University of Arizona7
Arizona State University19
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott5
University of Arkansas36
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona3
California State University San Marcos6
University of California, Berkeley7
The University of California, Los Angeles15
Occidental College2
University of California-Santa Barbara4
California State University, Fresno5
California State University, Long Beach1
California State University, Los Angeles2
California State University, Northridge2
California State University, Fullerton4
California State University, Chico5
San Diego State University8
University of La Verne1
California State University, Sacramento4
San Jose State University4
University of Colorado Boulder25
Colorado School of Mines10
University of Colorado Colorado Springs1
University of Connecticut8
University of Hartford2
University of New Haven6
University of Delaware5
University of Miami16
Saint Leo University1
Florida State University18
University of South Florida7
University of Central Florida10
Florida Southern College4
Lynn University2
University of North Florida4
Rollins College3
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach2
University of West Florida3
University of Florida16
Georgia Southern University14
University of Georgia19
University of North Georgia1
Emory University10
Oglethorpe University5
Kennesaw State University6
Georgia Institute of Technology11
Mercer University3
Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus1
University of Idaho2
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign15
Millikin University2
Eastern Illinois University1
DePaul University7
Bradley University2
Northern Illinois University6
Northwestern University4
Western Illinois University2
Franklin College of Indiana4
Purdue University23
DePauw University4
University of Evansville4
Indiana University Bloomington21
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis6
Indiana State University9
Ball State University10
University of Northern Iowa3
Drake University7
Iowa State University7
Simpson College4
The University of Kansas8
Kansas State University14
Fort Hays State University1
Wichita State University4
Western Kentucky University11
Eastern Kentucky University2
University of Kentucky3
Morehead State University4
Centre College6
University of Louisville3
Nicholls State University10
Louisiana State University9
Tulane University7
University of Maryland, College Park9
Frostburg State University1
McDaniel College1
Salisbury University4
Worcester Polytechnic Institute8
Emerson College1
Harvard University1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology4
Suffolk University3
Adrian College2
Central Michigan University7
Kettering University1
Kettering University2
Michigan State University20
University of Michigan5
Ferris State University4
University of Minnesota11
Gustavus Adolphus College1
Millsaps College5
Delta State University3
The University of Mississippi25
The University of Southern Mississippi6
Mississippi State University23
University of Missouri3
Washington University in St. Louis5
Rockhurst University3
Westminster College4
University of Missouri-Kansas City3
Montana State University6
University of Montana6
Creighton University11
University of Nebraska-Lincoln17
University of Nevada, Reno4
University of Nevada, Las Vegas3
Dartmouth College6
University of New Hampshire4
New Jersey Institute Of Technology4
Rowan University5
Rutgers State University of New Jersey8
Richard Stockton College6
The College of New Jersey5
Eastern New Mexico University1
The University of New Mexico3
Cornell University4
Long Island University1
Hofstra University1
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute5
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York1
State University of New York at Oswego1
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte6
Wake Forest University10
University of North Carolina Wilmington5
Appalachian State University6
Western Carolina University4
East Carolina University3
Davidson College8
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill6
University of North Dakota5
North Dakota State University5
Youngstown State University4
University of Dayton8
University of Cincinnati19
Ohio University6
Bowling Green State University2
Kent State University5
The University of Toledo3
The University of Akron2
Case Western Reserve University8
University of Mount Union4
Miami University7
The Ohio State University18
Oklahoma State University13
Oregon State University11
University of Oregon9
The Pennsylvania State University9
Mansfield University3
University of Pittsburgh6
Gettysburg College7
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania4
Carnegie Mellon University7
Penn State Harrisburg2
Albright College2
West Chester University4
University of Pennsylvania8
Duquesne University4
Bucknell University12
McGill University1
University of Rhode Island15
University of South Carolina16
Wofford College7
Clemson University13
Furman University1
Winthrop University2
College of Charleston5
University of South Dakota4
South Dakota State University3
East Tennessee State University3
Middle Tennessee State University4
Union University7
The University of Tennessee Knoxville20
Vanderbilt University5
Sewanee: The University of the South8
Christian Brothers University2
The University of Memphis1
The University of Tennessee Martin6
Rhodes College1
Texas Tech University15
Texas Christian University14
The University of Texas at Dallas2
Southern Methodist University20
University of Houston3
Midwestern State University3
The University of Texas at Austin19
Texas State University9
Texas A&M University8
Baylor University12
The University of Texas at Tyler1
Randolph-Macon College3
College of William & Mary4
University of Virginia8
Hampden-Sydney College3
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University1
University of Washington7
Washington State University1
American University4
Georgetown University5
The George Washington University2
University of Puget Sound6
Marshall University2
University of Wisconsin-Madison29
University of Wisconsin-Stout1
University of Wyoming7

Tips on where to find potential new members from the new Recruitment Planning Guide:

1. In the classroom.

Sit in the front row, ask questions, engage with other students during group exercises, and wear SAE apparel. Show classmates that SAE brothers are leaders in the classroom. Once relationships are developed in the classroom, and potential new members (PNMs) have been identified, ask PNMs if they have ever considered joining a fraternity.

2. Campus events.

Attend campus events and contribute to the event. Listen, ask questions, be proactive in meeting new people and again wear SAE apparel. Law of Attraction: Become the member SAE would like to recruit (leader, engaging, community builder, relationship builder)

3. Social Media

Consistent posting (1 post per week) about the chapter displaying SAE values (friendship, scholarship, leadership, service.) Additionally, following PNMs on social media and sending personal messages asking about a respective PNM is a great way to build relationships. Follow different pages searching for PNMs to build a recruitment list (ex. Class of 2026,2027 at (school name), (school name) Activities Council, (school name) Writing/Psychology/Art/Business/Engineering clubs)

4. Friends Network.

Have SAE members go through their social media pages and phone contacts, messaging friends about the opportunity to join the fraternity. Most students never join a fraternity because they are never asked. Take the time to ask friends about joining.


If your chapter needs assistance in developing a recruitment strategy for the Recruitment Challenge program or for next semester, contact