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Quick Facts

  • Founded on March 9, 1856 at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
  • Locally founded on October 16, 1885 at Wofford College.
  • Recognized as the first fraternity established in the South.
  • The nation's largest fraternity with over 307,000 initiated members.
  • Over $162,000 awarded for academic achievement scholarships annually.
  • Our pledgeship is based on the National Fraternity's guidelines and lasts for eight weeks.
  • Pledgeship is conducted using The Phoenix, Sigma Alpha Epsilon's fraternity manual, as a guide.
  • Brothers of South Carolina Gamma achieve success in the classroom and on the athletic field. Last year the Brothers were recognized for their outstanding academic success by the Interfraternity Council. During Greek Week, the Brothers received the participation award and the Greek God award for raising money for charity. After hard work in philanthropy projects and the Greek Games, the chapter has earned the title of Greek Week Champions for the past two years.
  • SAE Brothers represent the Fraternity in Wofford Football, Baseball, Track, Campus Union, Judicial Court, ROTC, Rotaracts, College Democrats, College Republicans, Twin Towers, Bonner Scholars Program, Wofford Singers, Show Choir, religious life organizations, and a service fraternity.
  • SAE's social calendar includes Paddy Murphy, Cowboy Party, Fall House, Swampwater, Spring Formal, and Animal House.
  • The Gamma chapter is actively involved in both the Wofford and Spartanburg communities. Philanthropies include: Habitat for Humanity, The Boys & Girls Club, Christmas Angels, and Adopt-A-Highway. 
  • SAE Alumni have been among Wofford strongest supporters. Alumni Brothers serve on Wofford's Board of Trustees, including its current Chairman. Our alumni have consistently given to the College in service and financial commitments. As an SAE alumnus, you will be joining one of the oldest and strongest alumni networks at Wofford.
  • Famous alumni include: US President William McKinley, actor Fred Savage, baseball player Ken Caminiti, LA Lakers Coach Phil Jackson, author William Faulkner, golfer Bobby Jones, professional basketball player Pete Maravich, professional Hall of Fame football player Fran Tarkenton, former RNC chairman Haley Barbour, US Senator Connie Back, US Secretary of Education Richard Riley, US Senator Pete Domenici, Titanic explorer Robert Ballard, and entertainer David Spade.