Fraternity values service, academics

RIDGE PETERSON | Evergreen reporter

Jack Sparks, a sophomore chemical engineering student and president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, said his favorite part about being a member of SAE is the social atmosphere and brotherhood he has with his fellow members.

He said he is proud of his fraternity’s involvement and accomplishments.

“Along with having good social relationships with [other houses on campus], we also maintain good academics and we do a tremendous amount of community service,” Sparks said.

Sparks said SAE led Greek Row in total community service hours for the last few semesters and was first in GPA standing last semester.

SAE was also involved in two philanthropy causes this year. This week, SAE, along with Alpha Phi, donated to the Alpha Phi foundation. They also donated to RAINN, a foundation dedicated to sexual assault awareness and prevention.

“I was asked what we should donate to, and [RAINN] was the first thing that popped in my head,” Sparks said.

Sparks is happy with the direction the house is headed. In the future, he wants to work on goals such as maintaining cleanliness, building closer relationships between his brothers, and upholding the culture and core values of the fraternity.