BY STEPHEN AMAYA
This past year has been a great year for the brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity. They are not only the largest fraternity on campus; but they are also the only one with a partnership with both the men’s basketball team and Corner Bakery.
“We were approached by Assistant Coach Norwood during our Bid Day and he said he wanted to work with us,” said Jerry Collender, sophomore. “We sat down and thought of ideas for what our partnership would entail. In the end, we got a sweet deal.”
The gentlemen participate in monthly community service projects as part of their True Gentleman Experience initiative. The men on the basketball team will also help with various community service and philanthropy initiatives hosted by SAE. In turn, the gentlemen receive exclusive personalized Adidas’s shirts, a private section for all home games and pizza on select dates.
“We got to have a part in this years Lynn Knight Madness,” said Scott Baldwin, sophomore. “It was a lot of fun cheering them on and welcoming them onto the court. I can’t wait to cheer them on during their season.”
“I was volunteering at the Children’s Miracle League earlier this semester and was approached by the owner of Corner Bakery,” said Robbie Mascioli, sophomore. “He said he’d like to work with us so we scheduled a meeting with him.”
Following the meeting, the gentlemen came away with a great deal to help support the bakery as well as benefitting themselves. They will be hosting multiple philanthropy events at Corner Bakery in order to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network as well as the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Scholarship Fund. They will also be receiving personalized t-shirts to help promote their partnership.
“It’s been a great year so far to be an SAE,” said Baldwin. “With these partnerships, we’re really hoping to get our name out there and promote how great it is to be a part of greek life and bring more school spirit to the games.”
The gentlemen are still recruiting new members who are interested in joining Greek life, so it is not too late for any men looking to join.