Be Different.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Puget Sound is a fraternity of men, all striving to become their best selves- to become True Gentlemen. While our backgrounds are diverse and our interests are varied, we come together to form a constructive, supportive, and warm community of brotherhood. Find out what that could mean for you.

Be Bold.

We encourage our members to pursue leadership and their passions both in scholarship and life in the safe environment of a brotherhood that fosters community and teamwork, empowering our members to use the experience and skills they bring to strengthen the fraternity.

Be indispensable.

Our members hold key leadership roles in places from student government to clubs, sports teams and more on our campus. We also reach beyond the Puget Sound campus to make am meaningful and lasting impact on community organizations. You may find that we do more than you think.

Be Gentlemen.

Our creed, "The True Gentlemen", are our guiding and grounding values and principles. We strive to embody these values in our daily lives.


2015 Formal Recruitment

If you believe that The True Gentleman is a set of values you can or want to embody, you've come home. You'll find in Sigma Alpha Epsilon Washington Gamma a thriving community of brothers, friends, Gentlemen. Join us at a recruitment event and see what True Brotherhood feels like.

Our Events

All events at the SAE House (3602 N. 14th St.)

---21 January: 8:00pm - 9:30pm: House Tours--- 

---22 January: 2:00pm - 5:00pm: Grilling & Open House---

---23 January: 6:00pm - 9:30pm: Grilling & Mini Golf---

---24 January: 2:00pm - 5:00pm: Grilling & Open House---

---25 January: 2:00pm - 5:00pm: Grilling & Open House---

---26 January: 7:30pm - 9:00pm: Preference Dinners---

---28 January: 8:00pm - 10:00pm: Crossover---

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Our Brotherhood


Our members are vibrant community of men and leaders from a wide range of academic disciplines and co-cirricular interests. We're part of the national Sigma Alpha Epsilon organization which is one of the largest American college fraternities with over 200 chapters and over 350,000 initiated members. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Washington Gamma is committed to providing opportunities for its members to grow and learnThrough positive leadership and achievement, we strive to be bold, different, indispensable True Gentlemen.  


Eminent Archon / Austin Brittenham '16 /
Eminent Deputy Archon / Jack E. Riley '16 /



The True Gentleman

The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.

 - John Walter Wayland


This is our creed. These are our guiding values. This is what our brotherhood stands for. This could be your guiding star, too. Learn more about joining our brotherhood.


Our leaders.

Meet our executive council, officers and members of our brotherhood.

Executive Council

Eminent Archon (President): Austin Brittenham, '16 (Elect: Sergio Espinoza, '16)

Eminent Deputy Archon (Vice President): Jack E. Riley, '16 (Elect: Brian Parker, '17)

Eminent Treasurer: Samuel Friedman, '16 (Elect: Greg D. Shipman, '17)

Eminent Recorder: Mitchell Dodo, '17 (Elect: Conor O'Keefe, '18)

Eminent Herald: Connor Sleeper, '16 (Elect: Jacob Roeder, '16)

Eminent Warden: Jason Vallerga, '15 (Elect: Cole Harris, '17) 

Social Chairman: Ethan Laser, '17, Jack E. Riley, '16 (Elect: Cooper Riffe, '18)

Philanthropy Chairman: Cameron Malik, '16 (Elect: Nick Navarro, '16)

Brotherhood Chairman: Hunter Ware, '17 (Elect: Colton Mayberry, '18)

University Relations Chairman: Kyle L. Chong, '17 (Elect: Jack Riley, '16)

Recruitment Chairman: Miles A. Burdick, '15 (Elect: Robin VanHouten, '16)

Scholarship Chairman: Connor Engle, '16 (Elect: Ben Johns, '17)

Greek House Coordinator/ House Manager: Zachary A. Okamura, '15 (Austin Chikamoto, '17)

Member Educator: Jacob Roeder, '16 (Elect: ELECTION 27 April)

Diversity and Inclusion Chairman: NEW POSITION (Elect: Austin Brittenham, '16)


Additional Officers

Eminent Chronicler: Kyle Fiscus Dybdal, '15 (Elect: Chris Roach, '18)

Eminent Preceptor: Xeno Fish, '16

Eminent Deputy Treasurer: (vacant)

Music Chairman: Marc Fagaragan, '15, Lee H. Pennebaker, '15

Alumni Coordinator: Jack Derham, '15 (Elect: Zander Biro, '16)

Sustainability Chairman: Sergio Espinoza, '16 (Elect: Cameron Wallenbrock, '18)

Our Members

Our members come from a wide range of academic disciplines and co-cirricular interests. We are a diverse group of men and leaders that have come together to become True Gentlemen.

Miles Burdick, Mukilteo, WA, Senior ‘15. International Relations Major, Economics Minor, French Minor. On: Crew, Campus Visit Program Coordinator, SAE Recruitment Chair. Off: Rick Steves’ Tour Guide, Consulting Author

Jason Vallerga, Oakland CA, Senior ‘15. Major: Economics BS, Minors: Business and Math. Activities: UPS Postmen (Ultimate Frisbee), Passages Leader, BSU, and Yoga Club.

Joel Eklof, Silverdale WA, Junior ‘16. Major: Physics, Minors: Math and Environmental Policy and Decision Making. Activities: Passages Leader, Puget Sound Outdoors Leader, Cycling Club Leader, Competitive Mountain Cyclist, Leader in Lighthouse Christian Fellowship (service coordinator), Chaplain of SAE, Conducted Environmental Research concerning local vegetation in Botswana and Namibia

Ethan Laser, San Diego, Ca, Sophomore ‘17. On: Sae Social Chair.

Ian Latimer, Santa Rosa, CA, Junior ‘16. UPS Tourguide, Diversions Barista, Orientation Coordinator, Singer in Garden Level; IPE Major and Gender Studies Minor

Greg Shipman, Bend, OR, Sophomore ‘17, Activities: Adelphian Concert Choir; Voci d’ Amici; Campus Tour Guide; Passages Leader; Puget Sound Outdoors Leader; Assistant to the Directors, Choral Department, School of Music; Communication Studies Major with minors in African American Studies and Politics and Government   

Jack Riley, Seattle Washington, Puget Sound Class of 2016, Biology and Economics double major.  EDA and social chair in SAE.  I like to ski and boat and I work at Roche Harbor in the summer.

Brian Parker, Salem Oregon, Class of 2017.  Biology major with a possible chem minor. I’m a member of UPS’ swim team, and work at the pool. Outside of school I work as a swim coach, and enjoy spending my free time hiking and canoeing across Oregon.

Zachary Okamura, San Jose, CA, Senior ‘15, Politics and Government Major, Director of Marketing and Outreach for ASUPS, Greek House Coordinator and House Manager for Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Kyle Dybdal, Mendota Heights, MN. ‘15. Computer Science Major, Math minor. SAE Eminent Chronicler, Lighthouse VP, graphic designer for ASUPS, interned at HeliTrak making helicopter autopilot software, theatre, music production, DJing.

Jacob Roeder, Los Angeles, CA, 2016. History Major, Religion Minor, Geology Minor. SAE Member Educator, Passages Leader, PSO leader, men’s LAX team, I like to cook and study

Monty Newman, Redwood City, CA, Sophomore (2017).  Exercise Science Major. Play Football, Sings in Adelphian Concert Choir. Love the outdoors.

Hunter Kurtis, Tacoma, WA, Sophomore (2017). Computer Science Major. Frisbee thrower, music collector, and Snowboarder. I also play rock and roll guitar.

Marc Fagaragan,'15. Honolulu, HI. ASUPS Vice President, Founder- ALOHA Movement, Music Chair --SAE WA GAMMA, Prespectives Leader, Passages Leader, CVP Campus Host, Hui o Hawaii, Phi Sigma Biology Honor’s society. Exploring.

John Giltner, '16. Simpsonville, KY. Theater major and Gender Studies minor, member of Ubiquitous They improv and sketch, theater, stand up comedy, love.

Devan Salter, '16. Tacoma WA. Biochemistry major, Music minor.  Principal tuba:  Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Pep-Band.  Bassist in Jazz Club. Student manager for Sustainability Services and former Sustainability Chair for SAE.

Adam Brown, '17 Boston MA. Geology major, Economics minor. Semi-pro (not at all) Rock sender (Climbing team), Cellar employee and master pizza maker, Shredder of gnar on single plank.

Reagan Rice, '17. Danville CA. Philosophy major and minor in fast food employment. PSO & passages leader, izzet planeswalker, and video gamer.

John Lampus, '15. Lake Oswego OR. Vocal Performance and Education Major, President and Founder of Timbermen A Cappella Quartet, President of Collegiate Washington Music Education Association Puget Sound Chapter, Member of Adelphian Concert Choir, Bass Section Leader in Adelphian Concert Choir, Member of Voci D’Amici, Music Student Advisory Committee Member

Gerald Cuyle Jr., '16. Stockton, CA. Psych Major Spanish Minor, Varsity Football, Biking (Mountain & Bmx), Wakeboarding and Snowboarding, Soccer

Hunter Ware, '17. Lake Oswego OR. Int’l Business & Spanish Major, Business Leadership Program Member, SAE Brotherhood Chair, Apart of the Slack Hack and Clack Club, Avid Skier and Soccer Player, I also like to camp, go boating and BBQ. During the school year I work for the Athletic Department and in the summer I am a service manager at Mercedes-Benz of Portland. I also just got a haircut that I am really excited about.

Will Henderson, '17. San Rafael CA. Politics and Government: International Relations. I am a member of the Slack Hack and Clack Club as well as a student at large for the ASUPS Student Media Board. In my spare time I enjoy surfing in Northern California, running, bowling and exploring the outdoors. Phi Alpha!!

Steven Malachowski, '16. Anchorage AK. History and Exercise Science Double Major, Rugby for UPS, Soccer and Skiing.

Cole Harris, '17. Hanover NH. Economics Major, with some Business and Spanish on the side. I like to shred the streets and slopes, kick it with the Slack Hack and Clack Club, play basketball with the boys, and I play for the Men’s Lacrosse team. I also work for security so check yo self before you wreck yo self.

Sergio Espinoza '16. Davis, CA. Exercise Science with a neuroscience emphasis. UPS Crew, Student Athlete Advisory Council, RDG was my rise to fame, Orientation (Passages) Leader, Sustainability Chair '15, aspiring MC.

Taylor Smith, '15. Ashland, OR. Economics and Business double major. UPS Mens Ultimate Frisbee, ASUPS Director of Business Services, Four Horsemen Investments Treasurer.

Sean Bradley, '17. Bellevue, WA. Politics and Government major, history minor. Club soccer, IM sports, always down to watch and play sports. Sort of good at FIFA.

Addison LaRock, '17, Norwich, VT. I am a chemistry major with a sociology minor and I am a RA in TP. I am always down to play some bball, shred the slopes and rough you up in some lacrosse. I am an avid Boston sports fan so anything Boston you best expect to hear my opinion. My spirit animal is a moose and my dream date is a long walk on the beach listening to the whales.

Keven Henley, '16, Chicago, IL. Junior. Swimmer, Dj at KUPS, Bio major, Theater minor. Used to be good at ping pong. Love for music

Max Estevao: Milton Mills, NH. Senior '15. International Political Economy and Politics and Government (International Relations Emphasis) double major. Co-president of Latin@s United for Culture and Education. Student Diversity Center Coordinator. Origami folder. Loves board games, The Economist, and podcasts.

Evan Hamamoto: Lihue, HI. Sophomore '17. Economics major. Swimmer. Self-taught pianist.  Member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

Nate Bohn: Portland OR. Sophomore '17.  Philosophy major with an interest in politics and ethics especially.  DJ at KUPS.  Love basketball.

Jimmy Kelloway: Minnetonka, MN. Freshman ‘18. I’m a geology major with a Chinese (Mandarin) minor. I play trombone in the Jazz Orchestra, and compete on a national level in alpine snowboarding (FIS, RTTC). Casual sailor, Pokemon enthusiast, and die hard Vikings fan.

Austin Colburn, Tacoma, WA, Freshman ‘18, Chemistry major and active in student mentoring, tutoring, wrestling, running, fencing, Civic Engagement Youth Programs, Black Student Union, Men of Color, and Super Smash Brothers.


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