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A message from Chandler Cunningham, EA:
I'm Chandler Cunningham, the current president of the NC Alpha chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. I'm from Lexington, NC and am in my junior year at North Carolina State University. I'm an Accounting major, a brother of two sisters, an Eagle Scout, and honored to be the leader of such a solid group of collegiate men.
Traditionally, SAE at NCSU has a strong following. Our chapter alumni base is nearly 1500 strong and was opened at NCSU in 1946 by a group of 12 WWII veterans. We pride ourselves on our tight-knit bonds as brothers, and we focus on recruiting quality men rather than a quantity of men. Our chapter holds highly revered ideals common in the south as well as our SAE creed; The True Gentleman. Our ideals manifest themselves through our philanthropies, The Todd Davis Golf Tournament, Loaves & Fish, and Dan Allen cleanups. Recently, we won two canned food drives. The first for NCSU's packapalooza, commemorating the 125th birthday of the school. The second was between teams in the IFC, and with the help of Delta Kappa Epsilon and Phi Delta Theta we raised the most.
Indeed, I think it is fair that we disclose the skeletons in our closet as well. Since the fall of 2011, the chapter has been placed on disiplinary probation for minor hazing violations and alcohol violations by the NCSU Office of Student Conduct. The minor hazing violations were due to sober driving schedules as a required part of the new member program. Additional alcohol violations were placed on the fraternity for providing alcohol at rush events. We are serving our probation with full cooperation of the school and have increased communication with the school to prevent further problems.
Since the issuance of our probation, our chapter was given a checklist of duties to complete by 12/13/12. We have been working hard as a chapter to evolve into a modern fraternity and sync ourselves with the strict policy changes in a nationwide movement with firm risk management policies. Whether you are a prospective member, parent, or an alumnus, it is important that you understand we assume full responsibility for all the disiplinary actions placed against us. We do so many great deeds and foster a great deal of good intentions; we truly hope that your opinion of this organization is not ruined and that you will continue to explore all that SAE has to offer.
"If this is Greek Life, we are the Spartans."
L Chandler Cunningham ('14)