Organization Facts

- Founded on November 1, 1901, at Richmond College

- Over the past two decades, SigEp has recruited more men than any other collegiate fraternity. Currently, over 14,000 undergraduates are members, making SigEp the largest national fraternity

- Maintains the highest first-year member retention rate, over 90%, of any national fraternity

- 255,000 lifetime members ranks SigEp in the top four among national fraternities

- Governed by the Grand Chapter, which is composed of undergraduate delegates from each chapter, District Governors, and the National Board of Directors

- Maintains a full-time professional staff of over 35 people

- Publishes a magazine, The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon, which is distributed to all members for life

Notable Alumni: 

- Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss). Children's Author. Dartmouth '25

- John Goodman. Hollywood Actor. Missouri Eta '75. 

- James Naismith. Inventor of the game of basketball. Chartering member of Kansas Gamma (University of Kansas, 1923) 

- Mike Rich. Hollywood Screenwriter. Oregon Alpha '90

Sigma Phi Epsilon Oregon Alpha

Total Membership: 146

Members Living In: 75

Last Term GPA: 3.38

  • 13 members achieved a 4.0 GPA
  • 61 members were on honor roll (3.5 or higher)

Chapter Facts

- Founded on February 9, 1918. Chapter Roll Call # 55

- In 1979, Oregon Alpha was recognized as one of the top three fraternities nationally by College Survey Bureau

- Hazing was officially banned in 1958

- Oregon Alpha has won the Scholarship Cup for the highest grade point average among fraternities at Oregon State over 70 times since the chapter was founded in 1918

- Alcohol Status: Modified



224 NW 26th St.

Corvallis, OR 97330

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Recruitment Info

Oliver Price

VP Recruitment



Michael Kiever

Chapter President

Alex Watt

VP Communications