Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Their Philanthropy

Lauren Harvey, Copy Editor | February 15, 2022

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People think the only thing fraternities do is pass around red solo cups, but there is more to a campus frat than throwing parties at the local bar. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and other Delta State Univ. fraternities also engage in charity work. 

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You may have seen them sitting at a table in the lobby of the H.L. Nowell Union or their letters outside of Cain-Tatum. It’s hard to miss ΣAE in gold and purple, bold letters strewn across campus. 

Sean Gage, Jared Noonan and Owen Boutwell are three active members of the Delta Sigma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. All three are executive members with public service experience under their belts, with a passion for philanthropy within the fraternity.

Gage, originating from Olive Branch, Miss., says charity was a contributing factor as to why he joined the fraternity. His focus on charity work during high school and in his immediate family led him to seek out opportunities to continue this work in college. 

Boutwell and Noonan commented on how they joined the fraternity for a sense of community but soon realized there was more to this brotherhood than just social connections.

The current president of the chapter, Boutwell stated, “It wasn’t until after I joined that, you know, I realized how much we were involved in the community and with philanthropy and giving back to basically anyone we could.”