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: 130

Members Living In: 66

Last Term GPA: 3.38

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


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