Welcome to Sigma Alpha Epsilon - TN Alpha
Welcome to Sigma Alpha Epsilon - TN Alpha Chapter! Our Chapter is affiliated with East Tennessee State University located in Johnson City, TN. 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.
SAE live by the creed “The True Gentleman”, written out to the right side of the screen. Sigma Alpha Epsilon is one of the oldest and largest fraternities in the United States with over 315,000 initiated members and more than 225 chapters in 47 states!
The SAE Fraternity Chapter at East Tennessee State University was established in 1961. Since that time, we have initiated in excess of 500 Men in to the realms of our Brotherhood. A high percentage of our Alums have successfully completed graduate level degrees and are now Professionals in the fields of Medicine, Law, Engineering and the Social Sciences. Others are successful businessmen in the financial, high-tech and sales related fields. We are that unusual combination of a Social Fraternity that happens to stress Academics. After all, that’s the primary reason we’re in college, isn’t it? Shouldn’t it be?
Our Members have been and continue to be involved in all aspects of Student Life at ETSU including Student Government Leaders, the Inter-Fraternity Council and Athletics (both Varsity and Intramural). The Men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon have continuously posted the highest cumulative GPA of any fraternity on campus over the past 12 years. To that end, Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been selected the OUTSTANDING FRATERNITY ON CAMPUS AWARD for 10 of the past 11 years by the University’s Office of Student Life.
If you think you have what it takes to join our ranks, we invite you to learn more!
We also encourage you to apply for the True Gentleman Scholarship!
“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.”
- John Walter Wayland