Did You Know?
…that Sigma Alpha Epsilon is amongst the largest Greek fraternal organization in the world, with over 300,000 initiated members with chapters in all 50 states and 4 countries.
…Sigma Alpha Epsilon was the first National Greek Organization to create a Leadership Development Program, the John O. Moseley Leadership School, which was founded in 1935.
…Sigma Alpha Epsilon was the first fraternity to nationally sign the No-Hazing Charter in 2000.
...the University of Cincinnati chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been ranked in the Top 3 fraternities on campus for GPA for 16 of the last 17 quarters, and posted an average GPA of 3.3 for the 2011-2012 Academic Year; second amongst all fraternities.
…our chapter has been designated a “Gold Chapter” by the University of Cincinnati Intra-fraternity Council in 6 of the last 8 academic years and a "Red and Black Chapter" in 2012.
…that we currently have the largest and most storied chapter house on Cincinnati’s campus, as the 88 year old James Gamble Nippert Memorial Lodge now holds over 22,000 square feet of space and now allows up to 50 brothers the ability to live inside its historic walls.
…that our chapter recently completed a $3.4 Million housing construction project including a new theater room, bedroom space for 17 more brothers, a central courtyard, and a renovation of the chapter house, its first major renovation since its original construction in 1925.
…that Leonard K. “Teddy” Baehr, the football player for which the University of Cincinnati attributes its “Bearcat” nickname and mascot, was a brother of the University of Cincinnati chapter
…James Gamble Nippert to whom both our chapter house and the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Memorial Football Stadium was a brother of the University of Cincinnati chapter.
…Joseph B. Strauss, the founding brother of the University of Cincinnati chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon went on to become the chief engineer and designer of the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area.
…the University of Cincinnati chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has produced All-Americans, national champions, professional athletes, congressmen, Fortune 500 CEOs, top ranking military officials, and government advisors and officials in its nearly 2,500 initiated members since its chartering on November 22, 1889.
…six brothers of the University of Cincinnati chapter of SAE have held the highest position possible in the National Fraternity, more than any other chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon nationally.
…the University of Cincinnati chapter of SAE has been nominated in the Top 5 for the John O. Moseley Award for Fraternity Zeal, the national chapter of the year award, eight times since 2001, and won the award in 2007.
…Eighteen brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon have held the title of Student Body President historically for the University of Cincinnati.