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  • March 9: Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is founded in Alabama on this date. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SAE) is the largest North American secret letter, social college fraternity. It has initiated more men since its founding than any other fraternity with more than 280,000 initiated members. At present, SAE has more than 8,200 undergraduates at more than 225 chapters in 47 states. (http://www.sae.net/index.asp?r=fraternity&sr=facts&ssr=facts SAE Facts) It established a national headquarters (Levere Memorial Temple on the campus of Northwestern University in Chicago, 1929), a national Leadership School (1935), a national Men's Health Issues Committee (1980), and a career-development program tailored for the community ("The Leading Edge" in 1990).


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