All fraternities like to claim that they are different and that they continually strive for excellence, but here at the Maine Alpha Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Maine we actually do it. Since our re-charter on campus in 2001, we have continued to set the bar for what a fraternity can be both on our campus and nationally. Our brothers make a positive difference for the campus, community, and all others within our organization.
We are set apart by numerous efforts that are all made possible by our brothers. We host a Rock Against Rape concert during freshman move-in weekend to spread awareness for what resources are in the community and campus for students who may encounter sexual assault or rape. We host an extremely successful Balanced Man Scholarship which looks to reward incoming freshman men with scholarships who already exemplify the values that we seek to grow in our brothers.
Through programs such as these and the continued dedicated work by all our brothers, we have been able to achieve the highest levels of success. We have won every UMaine Fraternity of the year since 2003 with only one exception. Even more notably we have won seven Buchanan Cups, six in a row, which are awarded bi-yearly to only the top 10% of SigEp chapters nationwide. We are not merely resting on our laurels after these wins but instead become more motivated with each win to continue to improve our chapter and all our brothers.