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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 November 15, 2023, the Fraternity offers an opportunity to earn a fall ‘23 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 November 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
Fall 23 Goal
Auburn University56
University of South Alabama15
Troy University13
Birmingham - Southern College17
University of Alabama56
University of North Alabama4
University of Arizona6
Arizona State University37
Embry-Riddle University - Prescott16
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville73
Stanford University4
Cal Poly Pomona15
California State University - San Marcos14
University of California-Berkeley24
University California - San Diego25
University of California-Los Angeles41
Occidental College10
University of California - Santa Barbara10
California State University-Fresno12
California State - Long Beach4
California State University-Los Angeles4
California State University-Northridge10
University of California-Riverside4
Chico State University10
San Diego State University56
University of La Verne5
California State University-Sacramento17
San Jose State University10
University of Colorado Boulder56
Colorado School of Mines30
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs21
University of Connecticut27
University of Hartford10
University of New Haven10
University of Delaware19
University of Miami20
Saint Leo University4
Florida State University56
University of South Florida21
University of Central Florida31
Florida Southern College12
Lynn University17
University of North Florida7
Rollins College19
Embry-Riddle University-Daytona Beach4
University of West Florida9
University of Florida44
Georgia Southern University36
University of Georgia50
University of North Georgia6
Emory University7
Oglethorpe University7
Kennesaw State University27
Georgia Institute of Technology30
Mercer University21
University of Idaho11
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign37
Millikin University6
DePaul University32
Bradley University4
Northern Illinois University17
Northwestern University4
Western Illinois University25
Franklin College of Indiana25
Purdue University56
DePauw University4
University of Evansville21
Indiana University Bloomington56
Indiana University-Purdue University15
Indiana State University25
Ball State University35
University of Northern Iowa15
Drake University22
Iowa State University30
Simpson College15
University of Kansas3
Kansas State University35
Fort Hays State University6
Wichita State University20
Western Kentucky University22
Eastern Kentucky University12
Morehead State University27
Centre College4
University of Louisville21
Nicholls State University35
Louisiana State University20
Tulane University4
University of Maryland-College Park6
Frostburg State University4
McDaniel College4
Salisbury University7
Boston Consortium12
Worcester Polytechnic Institute4
Emerson College12
Harvard University10
Massachusetts Institute of Technology12
Suffolk University15
Salem State University4
Adrian College19
Central Michigan University12
Kettering University4
Kettering University4
Michigan State University35
University of Michigan3
Ferris State University15
University of Minnesota34
Gustavus Adolphus College7
Millsaps College14
Delta State University14
University of Mississippi45
University of Southern Mississippi21
Mississippi State University62
University of Missouri15
Washington University6
Rockhurst University4
Westminster College14
University of Missouri-Kansas City15
Montana State University16
University of Montana7
Creighton University16
University of Nebraska-Lincoln47
University of Nevada-Reno9
University of Nevada-Las Vegas14
University of New Hampshire27
New Jersey Institute Of Technology10
Rowan University16
Rutgers State University of New Jersey19
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey11
College of New Jersey11
Eastern New Mexico University30
University of New Mexico17
Cornell University3
Long Island University17
Hofstra University10
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute4
University at Buffalo3
State University of New York-Oswego4
University of North Carolina at Charlotte22
Wake Forest University20
University of North Carolina-Wilmington12
Appalachian State University4
Western Carolina University15
Davidson College4
University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill7
University of North Dakota20
North Dakota State University20
Youngstown State University19
University of Dayton7
University of Cincinnati41
Ohio University3
Bowling Green State University4
Kent State University14
University of Toledo20
University of Akron11
Case Western Reserve University4
University of Mount Union7
Miami University4
The Ohio State University17
Oklahoma State University44
Oregon State University46
University of Oregon41
Pennsylvania State University17
Mansfield University10
University of Pittsburgh14
Gettysburg College21
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania17
Carnegie Mellon University17
Penn State-Harrisburg4
Albright College4
West Chester University10
University of Pennsylvania4
Duquesne University10
Bucknell University17
University of Rhode Island37
University of South Carolina52
Wofford College4
Clemson University27
Furman University27
Winthrop University4
College of Charleston22
University of South Dakota4
South Dakota State University14
East Tennessee State University25
Middle Tennessee State University15
Union University25
University of Tennessee-Knoxville62
Vanderbilt University9
Sewanee: The University of The South4
Christian Brothers University12
University of Memphis7
University of Tennessee at Martin11
Rhodes College4
Texas Tech University41
Texas Christian University42
University of Texas at Dallas10
Southern Methodist University4
University of Houston21
Midwestern State University12
UT at Austin60
Texas State University-San Marcos27
Texas A&M University27
Baylor University17
University of Texas at Tyler15
Randolph-Macon College8
Radford University11
College of William and Mary14
University of Virginia4
Hampden-Sydney College4
Virginia Tech6
University of Washington15
Washington State University10
American University4
Georgetown University10
The George Washington University4
University of Puget Sound4
Marshall University4
University of Wisconsin-Madison60
University of Wisconsin-Stout12
University of Wyoming21

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