Did You Know...
Approximately 80% of the top executives in Fortune 500 are fraternity men
71% of men listed in Who's Who in America are fraternity men
76% of the current United States Senators and Congressmen are fraternity men
40 of the 47 Supreme Court Justices since 1910 have been fraternity men
100 of the 158 cabinet members since 1900 have been fraternity men
All but 3 United States Presidents since 1825 have been fraternity men.
SAE is the # 1 rated fraternity by the Heller Survey
SAE is the # 1 rated fraternity by Bantas for 35 years
SAE is the # 1 rated fraternity by Playboy on 19/20 campuses
SAE has been rated the # 1 national fraternity for more than 53 years (out of 60) by the College Survey Bureau
Out of the Forbes Super 500 list of America's largest corporation, SAE is tied with the most CEO's at nine
SAE has the greatest number of initiates of any International Greek Letter at over 280,000 men.
SAE is the # 1 rated fraternity by the Gallup Poll
"Why should I join any college fraternity?"
This is a question heard more often nowadays on every campus. It is a legitimate question, and it deserves a thoughtful, honest answer. Let us first define our terms.
A college fraternity chapter is an organized group of undergraduate men bound together by ties of close friendship. Customarily the chapter is a part of a larger national, international or regional organization which includes in its membership other undergraduates and a body of alumni.
A college fraternity exists on the premise that man is by nature is a social being and wants to associate with his fellow man. He cannot associate equally with all of them, or even many of them, but he may enjoy a close relationship with some of them. And fraternity provides a structure, an environment in which intimate friendships can flourish. It is by no means, the only kind of organization in which a student may find friends. Indeed, the typical student requires no organization at all to enable him to make friends, nor does anyone in a fraternity confine his friendships exclusively to fellow members of the group. But a fraternity does foster brotherhood in an extremely effective way, its members drawn together by shared goals and common experiences. It is also, more likely than not, that a young man will find in a fraternity, friends whose interests and backgrounds are different from his own.
Learning to live in close relationships with members of a heterogeneous group is a thoroughly valuable experience. Social action anywhere requires organization, and on-campus fraternities are among the most effective promoters of group activity because they are organized. A college fraternity, not unlike any other worthwhile human institution, encourages its members to make a commitment to something outside themselves, to something larger then themselves. In fraternity the commitment is directed in part to the program of the organization, to the things that group does as a group, but mostly it is a commitment to people and friends.
Fraternities make possible a unique experience in corporate living. The fraternity member knows that there are many things that only individuals can do, things for which no organization of people is necessary or even desirable. He knows too, however, that there are many worthwhile enterprises -- on and off the college campus -- that can be accomplished only, or best, by groups of people working together. Such cooperative effort is a hallmark of fraternity living. To be sure, fraternities are not the only campus organizations where one can find effective group action, but they are often the most natural ones, and are, in many ways, supremely well-adapted to the life of the campus. And, most importantly, fraternities stand alone as groups organized by students and still exclusively run by students.
From fraternity the member can learn much that supplements the instruction he receives in the classroom, and what is learned is by no means frivolous. For, in addition to encouraging good scholarship, a fraternity helps the member to understand more about human relations and about himself. The lessons learned in this laboratory of social education can serve a man for a lifetime. But after all has been said and done, friendship and brotherhood in the context of meaningful, manageable group relationship are what a fraternity is all about. It should come as no surprise to anyone that fraternity's remarkable capacity to foster the making and keeping of friends is the chief reason for its existence the best assurance for its survival.
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