Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded on Auburn's campus over 100 years ago. It was established with a vision of unity and a common bond that drew men together under the same purpose. The product of this vision is the reality of Sigma Phi Epsilon today.
Brotherhood at Sigma Phi Epsilon is more than making a few acquaintances while you are in college. Brotherhood is about establishing friendships that will last a lifetime, because here we view brotherhood as a lifetime responsibility. Brotherhood is about being part of something greater than oneself. Brotherhood is knowing you can depend on the man next to you, and he on you. As time passes you will make new friends and loose old ones, but you will always have men who you can call brother.
The most fundamental foundation of any fraternity is the bond of brotherhood among its members. A fraternity without brotherhood is merely a social club, a hollow organization. If you are in search of a social club I suggest you look elsewhere; however, if you truly seek a brotherhood, one whose bonds are inseparable, one that holds its principles in the highest regard, you have found the right place.
Being part of a brotherhood is difficult to put into words. From the outside looking in you will never understand, but from the inside looking out you will never be able to explain.
This past year the Brothers of Alabama Alpha reached new heights in respect to campus involvement. Sig Eps have held positions in a myriad of campus organizations and honor societies. Notable involvement include Auburn University Plainsmen, one of the Universities highest honors, SGA senators, Camp War Eagle councilors and IFC cabinet positions.
Sig Eps represent their University in several other capacities as well. We have brothers representing Alabama Alpha in Cardinal Key Honor Society as well as Order of Omega. We have brothers in the Lambda Sigma Honor Society. Nonetheless, the scope of our involvement is not limited to SGA, IFC or honor societies. Several serve as Auburn Student Recruiters, as well as in UPC.
The Brothers of Alabama Alpha strive to be the most involved fraternity on campus and our efforts are paying off. Our improvement over the past year has opened doors for future involvement. We are continuing to improve our reputation as the most involved fraternity on campus.
Our Major Philanthropy is done in partnership with K.A.R.M.A (Kids Against Ridicule Meanness and Aggression). The mission of K.A.R.M.A. is to teach children to understand the power of their words, to think of the feelings of others before they speak, and to always lend a hand to those in need. During the school year, Alabama Alpha brothers travel weekly around Alabama to Columbus GA educating elementary school students on the harm that Bullying can cause and techniques to help combat it. Brothers are trained in every semester, and are often able to repeat visits to schools where they can form bonds with the students and be role models for hundreds of kids.
Intramural sports have long been an integral part of Sigma Phi Epsilon. We support the belief that athletics are essential to forming a well balanced man, and because of this we field teams for every intramural sport that Auburn offers.
At Sigma Phi Epsilon excellence on the field is expected, and anyone who has participated in varsity athletics understands that the key element in a consistently successful team is the expectation of excellence. This, in part, is why we attract so many athletes to Sigma Phi Epsilon. Former lettermen, region champions and state champions fill the ranks of our teams. These men utilize their high athletic aptitude to perform on the intramural fields as they once did in high school.
Our dedication to excellence in intramural competition is evident as we are consistently one of the top contenders among Auburn fraternities.
Sigma Phi Epsilon offers an extensive social life unmatched by any organization in Auburn.
During football season Saturdays are completely devoted to Auburn football. We have an excellent tailgating spot in front of Cater hall for every home game where we grill out and have live music before games. We throw band parties intermediately throughout the year. However, we have a few staples that continue to draw crowds year after year. Among these are Head-Bangers Ball, our Halloween date party (we take Halloween seriously), Tacky Christmas Cocktail, Grain Party, and Waikiki, a four-day four-night beach party. Twice a year we have formal date parties, which in the past have been in places such as New Orleans, Charleston, and Nashville. We have themed socials with sororities throughout the year. Saturdays are often spent on our front yard listening to music, playing ladder golf, washers, and volleyball. At Sig Ep something is always going on.
The social life is one of the most rewarding parts of being a Sig Ep. Our extensive social schedule makes us of the most sociable fraternities on campus, and ensures that an incredible party is just around the corner.
The acquisition of an education is the foremost reason we attend school. Thus, we must be diligent in our studies.
At Sigma Phi Epsilon we promote this idea, by encouraging scholarly activities. We understand the tough transition from high school academics to those of college. This is why we provide study hours several times a week for our new members. To further promote academic excellence throughout the fraternity we have developed a secondary incentive system. Brothers achieving a 3.5 grade point average or higher receive a $50 check, and a steak dinner. Brothers who manage to achieve a 4.0 are awarded $100. Several brothers are selected for the dean's list and even the president's list each semester. We have a rigorous academic directive, which requires all active brothers to maintain a 2.5 or higher. Year after year this has consistently lifted our chapters cumulative gpa.
The importance of education is transparent. It allows one to absorb material and apply it to past and present. It grants nourishment to a creative mind, producing a sharp thinker.