GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon

GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon March 9, 1856; University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa Sigma Alpha Epsilon is one of the largest North American Greek letter, values based & social college fraternities.
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Nationally founded on March 9, 1856, it has initiated more men since its founding than any other fraternity with more than 300,000 initiated members. At present, more than 12,300 undergraduates proudly wear the Purple and Gold, at more than 225 universities in 47 states. In the 150+ years since its founding, Washington City Rho has focused on achieving academically, serving the community, striving physically, and living up to the standard of "True Gentlemen."

Nationally founded on March 9, 1856, it has initiated more men since its founding than any other fraternity with more than 300,000 initiated members. At present, more than 12,300 undergraduates proudly wear the Purple and Gold, at more than 225 universities in 47 states. In the 150+ years since its founding, Washington City Rho has focused on achieving academically, serving the community, striving physically, and living up to the standard of "True Gentlemen."

Mission: 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.

Operating as usual

This week’s #TGTuesday goes to brother @mogdenpowers. Miles is an international affairs major from Massachusetts. For fu...
02/04/2020

This week’s #TGTuesday goes to brother @mogdenpowers. Miles is an international affairs major from Massachusetts. For fun, he likes to go camping & play the guitar. As our current recruitment chair, Miles is actively working to recruit the next generation of True Gentlemen. #PhiAlpha #GWSae

Last week our EA happened to run into @sigmaalphaepsilon’s Eminent Supreme Deputy Archon at GW’s Greek Leadership Retrea...
01/31/2020

Last week our EA happened to run into @sigmaalphaepsilon’s Eminent Supreme Deputy Archon at GW’s Greek Leadership Retreat. #GWSae #PhiAlpha

Next week we will be holding our Fall 2018 Recruitment! Each of our events will be from 7-9 pm. For more information con...
09/24/2018

Next week we will be holding our Fall 2018 Recruitment! Each of our events will be from 7-9 pm. For more information contact Recruitment Chairman Neil Hartnett, hope to see you there!

05/16/2018
Equal Education Fund

Today our philanthropic partner, The Equal Education Fund, awarded it's first annual $5,000 scholarship to Jourdan Hilton of Benjamin Banneker High School!!! Thank you to all those who participated in Paddy Murphy Week, with your help we were able to help Jourdan along on her path to Saint John's University

We are incredibly proud to announce that Jourdan Hilton of Benjamin Banneker High School will receive the first annual Equal Education Fund Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Our entire team is so proud of Jourdan and wish her nothing but the best as she continues her journey at St. John's University.

GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon's cover photo
04/19/2018

GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon's cover photo

03/09/2018
Founder's Day 2018

Happy Founder's Day to all of our brothers across the world!

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Join us for Spring 2018 Informal Recruitment! Our first event is next Thursday, March 1, from 7-9pm. The location is 100...
02/22/2018

Join us for Spring 2018 Informal Recruitment!

Our first event is next Thursday, March 1, from 7-9pm. The location is 1004 23rd St NW, in Washington Circle, next to the hotel. We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Please reach out to our Recruitment Chairman, Sauren Stone or President, Sam Vercellotti

Come out to GW SAE’s 2018 Spring Informal Recruitment! Dates and times TBA
02/22/2018

Come out to GW SAE’s 2018 Spring Informal Recruitment! Dates and times TBA

Currently, we have eight groups within our community who will be actively participating in ongoing recruitment this spring. These groups will be hosting various formal and informal events/meet and greets and we hope that you will take advantage of this second opportunity to find your IFC Greek home here at GW.

Informal Recruitment Chairman Contacts:
Delta Sigma Phi | Jonny, [email protected]
Kappa Sigma | Matteo, [email protected]
Lambda Chi Alpha | Tirin, [email protected]
Phi Delta Theta | Michael, [email protected]
Phi Sigma Kappa | Julian, [email protected]
Sigma Alpha Epsilon | Sauren, [email protected]
Sigma Nu | Theodore, [email protected]
Tau Kappa Epsilon | Nick, [email protected]

Pictures from Saturday’s GW Indian Students' Association Charity Date Auction, where several SAE’s were auctioned off fo...
02/13/2018

Pictures from Saturday’s GW Indian Students' Association Charity Date Auction, where several SAE’s were auctioned off for charity. The event benefitted We Care Charity, a 501(c)3 non-profit started by the mother of a past WCP Eminent Archon.

GW Interfraternity Council - IFC
02/07/2018

GW Interfraternity Council - IFC

The IFC, Panhel, and MGC are going to be joined by the Colonial Health Center and the MSSC for a Mental Health Panel Tuesday, Feb 13 at 8:30! The panel of will be discussing mental health issues in Greek Life. All are welcome to attend!

Our second open night begins in under an hour. Come to Varsity on K between 7 and 10 to learn more about our fraternity!
02/02/2018

Our second open night begins in under an hour. Come to Varsity on K between 7 and 10 to learn more about our fraternity!

02/01/2018
GW Interfraternity Council - IFC

GW Interfraternity Council - IFC

The George Washington University Interfraternity Council condemns the racially insensitive content circulating around our campus. We are upset that members of our community have acted in such an ignorant and harrowing manner. Racial threat has no place on GW’s campus and the IFC adamantly renounces behaviors that disparage members of our student body. Our Council promotes a community of inclusivity where members of all genders, races, and sexualities are able to thrive, void of hate and menace.

For those of you currently undergoing fraternity recruitment, please recognize that the actions of these individuals are not tolerated by our Council and are not representative of the values that we strive to demonstrate.

We understand the pain that members of our community have felt, and we hope to take this as a learning opportunity and recognize we have not been true to our pillars and principles. This Saturday, leaders of the Greek community will convene to discuss the toxic habits and flaws that trouble our community. We hope that this will be a first step in fostering an inclusive community that continues to shun this behavior. The IFC is confident that the University and the GW Panhellenic Association will act promptly and appropriately.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me or any other member of the IFC E-board.

Regards,
Jacob Schafer & the IFC E-board

Thanks for coming out to our first night of rush! Our second open night is Friday, February 2 at Varsity on K, 950 24th ...
02/01/2018

Thanks for coming out to our first night of rush! Our second open night is Friday, February 2 at Varsity on K, 950 24th St NW.

01/28/2018
Equal Education Fund

The Equal Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by two of our brothers, Rob Goldburg and Blake Reinken, is the beneficiary of our spring philanthropy, Paddy Murphy Week.

The organization aims to help break down the barriers that the D.C public and charter school communities face in attending university, while raising awareness for the disparity in education access.

Learn more about the Equal Education fund at https://www.equaleducationfund.com/

It's been an exciting year for Equal Education Fund! Take a behind the scenes look at what we've been up to.

GW Interfraternity Council - IFC
01/24/2018
GW Interfraternity Council - IFC

GW Interfraternity Council - IFC

WE CAN'T WAIT FOR THE START OF RECRUITMENT!!

Beta Theta Pi - George Washington University | Delta Lambda Phi - GW | GW Delta Sigma Phi | Delta Tau Delta at GW | Kappa Alpha Order at GWU | GW Kappa Sigma | GW Lambda Chi Alpha | GW Phi Delt | Phi Sigma Kappa at GW | GW PIKE | GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon | GW Sigma Chi | GW Sigma Nu | GW Tau Kappa Epsilon | GW ZBT

Interested in learning more about GW SAE? Come out to Spring 2018 Recruitment! 1/31: Sandwiches @ Subway 2/2: Chipotle @...
01/23/2018

Interested in learning more about GW SAE? Come out to Spring 2018 Recruitment!

1/31: Sandwiches @ Subway
2/2: Chipotle @ Varsity on K, 950 24th St NW
2/6: Chick-fil-A @ Varsity on K

2/8: Invite Night, Details to be announced
2/9: Invite Night, Details to be announced

Questions? Please reach out to our Recruitment Chairman, Deyvid Vasilev or President Sam Vercellotti

A few brothers took a break from studying to go lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, participating in the annual ...
12/16/2017

A few brothers took a break from studying to go lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, participating in the annual Wreaths Across America day. Thanks for supporting our troops! #PhiAlpha

We had a blast playing soccer in GW Alpha Phi's fall philanthropy, Alpha Phifa!
12/05/2017

We had a blast playing soccer in GW Alpha Phi's fall philanthropy, Alpha Phifa!

We are incredibly proud of our brothers Robert Goldburg and Blake Reinken for launching a 501(c)(3) non-profit that prov...
11/28/2017

We are incredibly proud of our brothers Robert Goldburg and Blake Reinken for launching a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides scholarships and guidance for college-bound DC public school students. Equal Education Fund has raised over $3,000 this fall.

For #GivingTuesday, all contributions are being matched! Donate now at https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=59b9a43032601ebcefbb9381

Make a matched donation today for 2X the impact on #GivingTuesday.

Contribute via Venmo to @EqualEducationFund or at https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=59b9a43032601ebcefbb9381

GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon's cover photo
10/02/2017

GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon's cover photo

The Brothers of Washington City Rho condemn the acts of racism, bigotry and violence committed by white supremacists in ...
08/18/2017
Sigma Alpha Epsilon

The Brothers of Washington City Rho condemn the acts of racism, bigotry and violence committed by white supremacists in Charlottesville. We express our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims, the UVA community and all people affected by their actions. It is essential that we stand up against hate, both on campus and wherever it occurs.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon condemns the acts of discrimination, bigotry and violence that have transpired in Charlottesville. They are inexcusable, and there is no place for them in our society or Fraternity. Our creed, “The True Gentleman,” encompasses our values, and we offer heartfelt sympathies to the families and friends whose loved ones were injured or killed during the events this past weekend.

Members of Greek-letter organizations have an opportunity to stand up against this type of behavior and impact their communities in positive ways by being role models and leaders. During the past two years, SAE has increased our awareness of diversity and inclusion through numerous initiatives, and we will continue to do so in order to eradicate this type of hateful, unacceptable behavior.

We are thankful that the brothers of our local chapter of Virginia Omicron at the University of Virginia are safe, and you can find our full statement, as well as resources for our members and advisers, below.

05/11/2017
GW Interfraternity Council - IFC

GW Interfraternity Council - IFC

The Interfraternity Council is not blind to the campus and nationwide problem of sexual assault. All three Greek Councils have been proactively working over the past semester to do their respective part in addressing this issue.

After working closely with the Panhellenic Association, the IFC has amended our constitution mandating that eighty percent of each member fraternity go through Title IX training directly after each chapter recruits a Spring new member class. The IFC believes it is of utmost importance that both active and new members within our community be educated on an array of topics surrounding this issue.

Although we recognize that this amendment is just a starting point, we are confident in the IFC's continued steps toward finding effective solutions for making our campus a safe and positive environment for all students. The IFC will continue its work with the Multicultural Greek Council, the Panhellenic Association, and the rest of the GW community as an active part of the summer task force and look forward to our collaborative solutions.

Congratulations again to Brother Richard Shanahan on winning the Walter Hoens IFC Advisor of the Year Award! #PhiAlpha #...
04/18/2017

Congratulations again to Brother Richard Shanahan on winning the Walter Hoens IFC Advisor of the Year Award! #PhiAlpha #ThanksRichard

Walter Hoens IFC Advisor of the Year
Richard Shanahan of GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon

04/13/2017

Congratulations to our advisor Brother Richard Shanahan on winning GW IFC Advisor of the Year! Thank you Richard for your almost two decades of service to the fraternity!

We had the honor of assisting in Sigma Alpha Epsilon at American University's first initiation today. Welcome to the rea...
04/09/2017

We had the honor of assisting in Sigma Alpha Epsilon at American University's first initiation today. Welcome to the realm! (WCP brothers pictured in front row)

Today we welcome the Washington City Alpha Chapter at American University. Phi Alpha!

GW Interfraternity Council - IFC
04/04/2017

GW Interfraternity Council - IFC

Last night the IFC unanimously voted to amend our Constitution. This amendment promotes better use of our Title IX office through annual sexual harassment/violence prevention and response training.

The amendment mandates each IFC chapter to host a Title IX training event with the purpose of furthering the group’s knowledge of consent and bystander intervention, specifically in situations where alcohol is present.

This is just the first step in the fight against sexual assault/misconduct. While this is a necessary step in prevention, it does not recuse responsibility of individuals. It truly is on all of us to make sure individuals are safe.

#ItsOnUS

GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon's cover photo
04/04/2017

GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon's cover photo

GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon's cover photo
03/21/2017

GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon's cover photo

Happy Founder's Day to all of our Brothers! Our fraternity is blessed with such a rich history #phialpha
03/09/2017

Happy Founder's Day to all of our Brothers! Our fraternity is blessed with such a rich history #phialpha

GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon's cover photo
03/07/2017

GW Sigma Alpha Epsilon's cover photo

We had a blast taking part in GW Alpha Epsilon Phi's Phi Hoops Philanthropy!
03/04/2017

We had a blast taking part in GW Alpha Epsilon Phi's Phi Hoops Philanthropy!

ΣΑΕ is proud to be a part of GW's diverse and inclusive community #AlliedinGreek
03/02/2017

ΣΑΕ is proud to be a part of GW's diverse and inclusive community #AlliedinGreek

02/23/2017
Gerard | George Poppington | Host Showcase

Thank you to everyone who watched or participated to make George Poppington: 1 vs 1 Popping Battles, such a great success. Here is a video of our brother Gerard Denoeux, the organizer of the event, performing there on Saturday.

Some brothers headed to the Georgetown Waterfront tonight to learn the art of ice skating.
02/17/2017

Some brothers headed to the Georgetown Waterfront tonight to learn the art of ice skating.

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Our Story

In 1858, Jewett DeVotie (brother of SAE founder Noble Leslie DeVotie) came to the small Columbian College in Washington D.C. to attend graduate school and with him brought his Fraternity, starting the Greek system at what was later renamed The George Washington University. The strength of the chapter was immediately tested with the arrival of the Civil War, and after the war ended it left only the Washington, D.C. chapter of SAE alive. This chapter has gone on to exist for over 150 years and the rebirth of the Fraternity across the nation began here at the George Washington University. Nationally known as the "Chapter Who Survived the War," the chapter is a symbol of the Fraternity's rebirth. Since this time the fraternity has initiated over 300,000 people and has become one of the largest and most recognizable in the country. Washington City Rho (WCP) is a fully-recognized undergraduate chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and a fully recognized chapter of the George Washington University's IFC.

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