2016-2017 Academic Year Information
The following is a summary of the fraternity's numbers as of March 7, 2017. This page is updated biannually.
Total Initiates Since 1909: 67,654
Total Undergraduate Members: 2,900
Total Living Alumni Members: 55,302
Total Chapters Since 1909: 150
Total Active Chapters: 49
Total Active Colonies: 7
Average Chapter Size: 52
Largest Chapter Size: 157
2015-16, Chapters Raised for Philanthropic Causes: $349, 261
2015-16, Hours Community Service: 31,545
Total Full-Time Headquarters Staff: 8
Total Part-Time Headquarters Staff: 1
Founded November 26th, 1909 by eight men known as the "Stalwart Eight."
College of the City of New York CCNY, New York, New York
8701 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN, 46268
August 10-12th, 2018
Marriott O'Hare (Chicago, IL)
Chapter Leaders Day: January – February
Annual leadership programs that will take place in January/February in collaboration with Sigma Delta Tau.
[Held in 6 locations: Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, East, South, West, and Norwest United States]
Developing Leaders Initiative: Early January, Biennial (i.e. 2019, 2021)
Year-long program to enhance the professional skills and cultural competency of our members, and create an innovative program for the Fraternity.
Fraternity Health and Safety Intiative (FHSI)
This initiative will implement a three-year plan where each chapter and colony will receive an in-person facilitated program once a year to address key issues and concerns in men’s fraternities relating to health and safety.
All Sigma Alpha Mu candidates are required to complete GreekLifeEdu. This program provides education on risky behaviors pertaining to alcohol and drug consumption, hazing, and sexual assault.
Additional Fraternity Information
Philanthropy: Alzheimer's Association
Magazine: The Octagonian
Official Colors: Purple and White
Nicknames: Sammy, Sam
"To foster and maintain among its sons a spirit of fraternity, a spirit of mutual moral aid and support; to instill and maintain in the hearts of its sons love for and loyalty to Alma Mater and its ideals; to inculcate among its sons such ideals as will result in actions worthy of the highest precepts of true manhood, democracy, and humanity."
Sigma Alpha Mu's Mission is to foster the development of collegiate men and our alumni by instilling strong fraternal values, offering social and service opportunities, encouraging academic excellence and teaching leadership skills. We will continue to attract members of all beliefs who appreciate our great heritage as a fraternity of Jewish men.