Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Designation: California Zeta Chapter
- Active Members: 43
- SJSU Founding: November 1, 1947; rechartered October 27, 2007
- National Founding: March 9, 1856 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa AL
- 2011 Service / Philanthropy: 308 hours of service, $0 raised for charity
- Scholarship: Fall 2012—2.71, Spring 2012—2.81
- Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
- Flower: Violet
- Symbols: Lion, Phoenix, Minerva, Fleur-de-lis
- Motto: "Phi Alpha"
- Nickname: SAE
- Famous Alumni: President William McKinley, "Pistol" Pete Maravich, Bobby Jones, Troy Aikman, General Richard Meyers, Greg McElroy, Phil Jackson, T. Boone Pickens, Joseph B. Strauss, Robert Ballard, Dierks Bentley, Ross Perot, Elliot Ness, Henry Paulson, Patrick McEnroe, Beau Bridges, William Faulkner, Commander William Oefelein, David Spade and Nick Lachey
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About Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Epsilon is one of the largest North American Greek-letter social college fraternities. We were founded on March 9, 1856 at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As of January 26, 2012, we now have over 300,000 initiates nationally. We have over 11,800 current undergraduates at 247 chapters and 17 colonies in 49 states. Our creed is The True Gentleman, and we strive to live up to it on a daily basis.
History of California Zeta Chapter
The California Zeta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at San José State University began as an interest group of 9 people in Fall 2005. Out of that group of students, 2 members, Epifanio Santiago and Alberto Gutierrez, were successful reviving SAE. The interest group was officially recolonized on November 5, 2005.