Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Kansas State University

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Kansas Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Kansas State University

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The lion's lore A PublicAtion of the KAnsAs betA chAPter of sigmA AlPhA ePsilon fAll 2019 K ansas Beta was one of five national finalists for the 2019 John O. Mosley Award for Fraternity Zeal—the highest award granted by Sigma Alpha Epsilon as a national organization. In addition, Kansas Beta was awarded the Province Zeta Scholarship Award and Province Zeta John Dillingham Leadership Award. Our determination to achieve perfection in the areas of leadership, scholastic achievement, and athletics continues pushing the chapter in the direction of excellence. Our true gentlemen work hard for the good of the fraternity, for each other, and for themselves. ACADEMICS We hold tight to our highest priority, academics. Kansas Beta finished fifth overall among KSU fraternities with a 3.388 GPA for spring 2019. This was well above the all-fraternity average of 3.215 and the all-university men's average of a 3.044. Fifty-four percent of our members earned a GPA of at least 3.5. We have well achieved our previously stated goal of entering the top five in grades and are aiming to finish in the top three for fall 2019. Our members have risen to the occasion in every situation. There is a certain atmosphere of "work hard, play hard" when everyone is together. It is inspiring to hold each other accountable, but also rewarding to create lasting friendships for life. The chapter is happy, but not satisfied. We will continue our path to success in all our endeavors. MORE THAN $35,000 RAISED FOR CHARITY Kansas Beta continues its pursuit in creating meaningful, long-lasting philanthropic events. We raised $20,291 for Children's Miracle Network in the spring, and saw equally great success during the Dance Marathon, raising $15,291 in a six-hour period. Brothers Alec Clayton '21 and Andrew Lind '22 stepped into executive positions for Dance Marathon 2020. Building upon ΣΑΕ's newly created Diversity & Inclusion programming, Kansas Beta partnered with Phi Beta Sigma, a historical African American fraternity, for a chili and cinnamon roll philanthropy event at the ΣΑΕ chapter house. RECRUITMENT SHINES WITH AN INCOMING CLASS OF 30 MEN All 30 new members were signed before the end of the spring semester. While every member from this class is from Kansas, it is very diverse. We know these new members are well-rounded individuals who will live out our True Gentleman lifestyle. THIRD IN INTRAMURALS In continuation of Kansas Beta's pursuit of athletic excellence, the chapter ended the spring semester in third place. Kansas Beta finished second in softball, made the quarterfinals in basketball, and continued its dominance in individual sports. This achievement met the past semester's goal of ending in the top three, but we have lifted our expectations in a goal of finishing in first for fall 2019. The strides our members made helped the chapter redefine itself. Our recruitment efforts paid off by bringing in strong leaders, excellent academics, and great athletes. Through the True Gentleman experience, our members improve themselves and maintain ΣΑΕ's glory. None of this would be possible without alumni support. We are thankful for your dedication to Kansas Beta and hope you will share our pride in the chapter's successes. Your contributions have not only benefited our house but also the men who live in it. In the Bonds, Nathan Jackson '21, Eminent Archon Kansas Beta Continues as Top Fraternity at Kansas State Goal-driven Undergraduates Look to Build on Spring Success Kansas Beta recognized as a 2019 John O. Mosley Award for Fraternity Zeal finalist. Brothers lead a food drive to support Cats Cupboard, K-State's on-campus food pantry. Kansas Beta finished second in intramural softball last school year.

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