Time here is life changing

SAE advances the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, leadership and service for members throughout life

SAE has a long history of excellence at the University of Nebraska. The time tested traditions established by members since our founding in 1893 are positive and productive. The goal is, was and will always be to create the best learning and living environment for members during their college careers. Young men learn and grow from a support system that stresses scholarship, leadership, philanthropy and friendship. The character of our members is defined and guided by the True Gentlemen (see below) our National code of conduct.

SAE is proud to be the first national fraternity to end pledgeship. Students and the alumni body that governs the House work with the University and our National Fraternity to maintain and advance a culture of respect that enhances academic and non-academic life. SAE does not tolerate traditions and behaviors that dishonor members and others.

SAE members live and enjoy the Greek life. Social and philanthropic activities offer members a chance to meet and connect with others on campus. The experience add to the college experience and helps members as the graduate to the working world.


The SAE House at the University of Nebraska sits in the heart of Greek row a close walk from campus. It is picturesque example of English Tudor style. Built in 1928, the SAE House has Historical Landmark status. The House was renovated in 2017 to give new generations a safe and welcoming place to live and study.

Supported by strong local and national leadership 

The SAE Alumni Association is an important resource to students. Alumni provide academic and leadership scholarships, host Homecoming and Founder’s Day events and interact with actives to bolster their both social and business connections. active SAE has an active local Board of Directors that works with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon National Fraternity (headquartered in Evanston, Illinois) to assure positive learning environments and the health and safety of its members.

Academic excellence

The SAE House at the University of Nebraska maintains high standards for academic success.  To remain active, new members must earn a 2.9 grade point average as a full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours at UNL if they do not achieve this requirement within their first two consecutive semesters, their membership in the organization is rescinded. All members are required to maintain a minimum cumulative average of 2.9 at all times. Failure to meet these standards may result in academic probation, loss of voting rights before the Chapter, the opportunity to serve in leadership roles and/or their membership being rescinded.

SAE provides a supportive academic environment for freshmen and upperclassmen. Any member that falls below the 2.9 goal at any given time is required to participate in a chapter managed study hour program, Sunday through Thursday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Anti-hazing Initiative

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has a zero tolerance policy for hazing and was the first fraternity to nationally sign the No-Hazing Charter in 2000. We are committed to creating a safe environment for all of our members. You can learn more about the Fraternity stance and policies on this subject and others by visiting and reading the Minerva’s Shield guidelines.

Chapter House Facts

The SAE House includes several common living areas, libraries and study spaces. T1 wireless access is available in every room in the house. The members live in 2 or 3-man rooms with sleeping and study space as well as storage. Our full-time, live-in Housemother, Sue Crisler, has and continues to be a welcome part of our Fraternity since 2008.

Members (including freshmen) move into the Fraternity House in the fall. The timing is very beneficial as it gives students a valuable network on which to rely as they embark on their college career. It also provides us with a great opportunity to educate and integrate our newest members into the organization immediately.

During the school week, members are provided three meals a day. Our meal schedule is :

  • Formal dinner is held every Monday night at 5:30 p.m.
  • Buffet style dinner is served Tuesday-Thursday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Lunch is served Monday-Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Brunch is served Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with an early dinner at 4:00 p.m.
  • There are no official meals on Saturday or Sunday; however, our snack room is open all day on both days, providing members access to an assortment of food.

Alumni of every generation provide active support to members and expect members to uphold the high standards and positive traditions of SAE in the classroom, in the chapter room and out into the community.

Letter from the President


My name is Ben Jones, and it is with great excitement that I write to you as the new Eminent Archon of the Lambda Pi Chapter at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. I am Sophmore Finance and Accounting major from Omaha, Nebraska. I attended Creighton Preparatory High School, where I was a Captian of the lacrosse team and served as Student Council Vice President. During my time at SAE, I have served as the Inter-Fraternity Council Delegate, Assistant House Manager, and on our House Judicial Board. I’m looking forward to this year, and I hope to make a lasting impact on a place that has given me so much in the last year and a half. As EA, I want to give the young men of the Lambda Pi chapter the ideal opportunity to become the best men and people possible.

As brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, we strive to reach the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, leadership, and service throughout our lives. As an executive council, our goal is to give the young men of the Lambda Pi Chapter the community, culture, guidance, and tools they need to be True Gentlemen. This means having focused principles, strong convictions, and the strength to always do the right thing. As an executive council, we want to create a welcoming, progressive, challenging, rewarding, and connected culture. One that promotes brotherhood and allows all members to grow socially, academically, and professionally. I am excited to get to work, and I look forward to another great semester!

Phi Alpha,

Ben Jones
Eminent Archon

Current Officers

Eminent Archon-Ben Jones from Omaha, Nebbraska

Eminent Deputy Archon- Nathan Gaughan from Wilmington, Delaware

Eminent Treasurer- Elliott Lenz from Omaha, Nebraska

Eminent Warden- Colin Monie from Omaha, Nebraska

Eminent Recorder- Zach Wordekemper from Chadron, Nebraska

Eminent Member Educator- Sam Greenberg from Eagan, Minnesota

Eminent Health & Saftey Officer- Kyle Moylan from Shawnee, Kansas

Executive House Manager- Brandon Kleen from Lincoln, Nebraska

Recruitment Chairman- Sam Gifford from Fremont, Nebraska.