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Nickname: SAE

President:   Ben Keplinger

Recruitment: Zach Bannon

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National Website


Motto: Phi Alpha

Chapter Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold

Chapter House address: 410 Rose Ln. Lexington KY, 40504

Major community service, and philanthropy events: Brothers participated in a toy drive during Christmas time orchestrated through Lion’s Ball, with proceeds being donated to UKPD. Chapter members also annually attend a Miracle League Baseball Game where they are paired with a “buddy” to help them participate in the game.
University Idol Spring 2013:
First on-campus philanthropy event as a chapter in the 2012-2013, taking video submissions for college and high school students in the Lexington area for a chance to sing in our event at Singletary Center. First prize $1000, Second $500. Proceeds benefit the Lexington Cancer Foundation

Chapter Bio:
Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded on March 9, 1856, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Its founders were Noble Leslie DeVotie, Nathan Elams Cockrell, John Barratt Rudulph, John Webb Kerr, Samuel Marion Dennis, Wade Hampton Foster, Abner Edwin Patton, and Thomas Chappell Cook. Their leader was DeVotie, who wrote the ritual, created the grip, and chose the name. Rudulph designed the badge. Of all existing national social fraternities today, Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the only national fraternity founded in the antebellum South. Since 1856, SAE has initiated 300,000 brothers into our Fraternity nationally. There are chapters covering 49 states in the U.S., though Hawaii does not have a chapter yet. Our chapter at the University of Kentucky started in 1900. Since our inception at the University of Kentucky, 2,500+ brothers have been initiated into our chapter.
National and local founding date:
National Founding Date: March 7, 1856 Tuscaloosa AL

Chapter Founding: March 1900

Mission Statement:
The mission of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, and service for our members based on the ideals set fourth by our Founders and as specifically enunciated in our creed.