The California Alpha-Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon

The California Alpha-Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Eminent Archon – Rodd Golshan ([email protected]) Poly Gold Chair – Emmanuel Jiron ([email protected]) On-Campus Advisor – Kevin Colaner Off-Campus Advisors – Matthew Jones, Chris Delfs, David Handler, Rodney Culwell, Javier Aguiniga

Transcript of The California Alpha-Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon

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The California Alpha-Beta Chapter of

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Eminent Archon – Rodd Golshan ([email protected]) Poly Gold Chair – Emmanuel Jiron ([email protected])

On-Campus Advisor – Kevin Colaner Off-Campus Advisors – Matthew Jones, Chris Delfs,

David Handler, Rodney Culwell, Javier Aguiniga

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Table of Contents I. Chapter Management…………………………………………………………..………………….…....8 II. Membership Development…………………………………………..…………….……………......13 III. External Relations ………………………………………………………………………………….....17 IV. Policy Compliance……………………………………………………………………………………...19 V. National and Regional Events ……………………………………………………………………..21 VI. Letters of Reccomendation…………..………………………………………………….………....22

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity (ΣΑΕ, also SAE) is a North American Greek-letter social

college fraternity founded in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the University of Alabama on

March 9, 1856. Out of all existing national social fraternities today, Sigma Alpha Epsilon

is the only one that was founded in the Antebellum South. Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the

largest college fraternity by total initiates, with more than 336,000 initiated members and

more than 13,500 undergraduates at a total of 215 chapters and 15 colonies, all spread

across 49 states and provinces.

The Founders and Chapter History

Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded on March 9, 1856, at the University of Alabama in

Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Its founders were Noble Leslie Devotie, Nathan Elams Cockrell,

John Barrett Rudolph, John Webb Kerr, Samuel Marion Dennis, Wade Hampton Foster,

Abner Edwin Patton, and Thomas Chappell Cook. Their leader was Noble Leslie

DeVotie, who wrote the ritual, created the grip, the SAE handshake, and chose the

name of the fraternity, while John B. Rudolph was the individual who created the first


Locally, the California Alpha-Beta Chapter was chartered on February 27, 1993. The

founders of our chapter, John Collura and Mike Kislig, began their efforts in 1990 with

the founding of a local fraternity called Iota Gamma Nu. The founders were

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disappointed with the other Greek letter fraternities on campus and decided to begin a

colony of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, despite a failed attempt to start a chapter in the early

1980’s, since the interest group did not meet national standards. The brothers then

petitioned the Sigma Alpha Epsilon director of expansion for the opportunity to start a

colony, the first step toward getting a charter. The brothers eventually went on to

receive that charter becoming the 254th Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter in the realm.

The True Gentleman, Our Creed

The creed of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the True Gentleman, composed by John Walter

Wayland in 1899 for an essay contest sponsored by the Baltimore Sun Newspaper.

Alumnus Judge Walter B. Jones found the True Gentleman and published it in his

Alabama Baptist Quarterly and then forwarded the writing to John O. Moseley, founder

of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Leadership School. At the time the author was thought to be

anonymous, however after a lengthy period of research by fraternity historian Dr. Joe

Walt, the author’s identity was discovered. Wayland was posthumously initiated into the

fraternity as part of the Virginia Omicron Chapter at the University of Virginia, where

Wayland received his master’s degree in 1901. In 2001 at the National Convention in

Orlando, Florida the fraternity officially made the True Gentleman the official creed of

Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

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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, 1899

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon selected Children’s Miracle Network as its National Philanthropy.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon joined Children’s Miracle Network as a national fundraising partner

in 2001, and have raised over $800,000 in the last 16 years, to provide support to their

local hospitals.

Locally, the California Alpha-Beta Chapter is proud to support our Children’s Miracle

Network Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to supporting Children’s

Miracle Network, the chapter locally supports Toys for Tots during the holidays, the

American Red Cross during times of wildfires, and disasters and our largest local

philanthropy is Five Acres Home for Boys & Girls. Each year the gentlemen in our

chapter as well as the gentlemen from surrounding chapters meet out for our True

Gentleman Day of Service to volunteer and make repairs at 5 Acres home in Altadena.

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April 26, 2017

Poly Gold Judging Committee

3801 West Temple Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768

To Whom It May Concern:

As the California, Alpha Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at California State

Polytechnic University Pomona we are respectfully submitting this Poly Gold application

to show our dedication to being the best chapter that we can be. Within the past year

we have gone through a lot of up and downs and has really tested the strength and

longevity of our chapter. After putting on a membership review we turned our chapter

around by becoming a better chapter within. We took that time to strengthen our

brotherhood, improve our philanthropy, and give back to the community.

In the past year, our brotherhood has been through some tough times that have tested

us. This past winter our brother, Tommy Gutierrez lost his life in a tragic accident. Not

only did his loss affect every single brother in the fraternity, but many students, faculty,

and family members in the Cal Poly Pomona Community. With the Tommy in our

hearts, we have dedicated our efforts in the spring quarter all to him and his family. We

will be hosting our annual spirit week, Paddy Murphy Week, in the first week of May with

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the intent to raise $20,000 towards our national philanthropy, Children’s Miracle


This is Sigma Alpha Epsilons seventh year completing this Poly Gold application and

we plan to continue to improve it every year. We completed to our fullest capabilities

philanthropic, education, personal development, spiritual, and a number of other events

to allow current and future members of the California Alpha Beta Chapter to have an

increased chance of ultimately winning the prestigious Poly Gold award. We are happy

to be submitting this application for Poly Gold because we would love to show that no

matter what comes our way, we are here to make a difference and continue to strive for

excellence. We believe that we have risen above our previous lows and have turned

ourselves around for the better. We will be happy to show the judges of Poly Gold what

we have done to improve ourselves, and the school.

Respectfully Submitted,

Eminent Archon Rodd Golshan

California Alpha Beta Chapter

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

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Section I. Chapter Management


Chapter management without a doubt is the lifeblood of a chapter. A system of checks

and balances is encouraged within the chapter to go above and beyond the past

brothers and pave way for future members. Many of our brothers enjoy watching the

growth of the chapter as they leave their legacy behind.


Up til’ Dawn: 30 of 59 brothers attended this event

Total money raised: $51,164.50

Omar Hashem: Up Til’ Dawn

Financial Management:

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

2015 School Year Budget





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Goals and Action Plans:

Goals we set out for ourselves this quarter were to distance ourselves from other

chapters and make ourselves look unique in aspects such as exchanges, on-campus

relations, and chapter house upkeep. All these goals were met, as we had successful

social exchanges with Zeta Tau Alpha and Chi Omega this quarter and received

heart-warming feedback. On-campus relations were strengthened, as we were very

open with each other about the status of our chapter and the amount of work we could

do for the school. Chapter house upkeep was at an all-time high, with the New Year

brought innovative ideas and ways to maintain the house and even make additions to

the chapter house. The side yard of the house in prior years had just been dirt with no

real value or importance to this section of the house. Over the past year, brothers took it

upon themselves to invest into the side yard and making it a very well presentable and

pleasing area. Active members began by first laying down tile though the entire side

yard, and afterwards they began to build a mural and a chalkboard next to the tiled floor,

right up against the fence. The mural contains our chapter’s crest as decoration,

alongside a chalk wall that is often decorated based on various events that may be

happening in the week. Not only that, but respect and show our love and appreciation

for our recently deceased brother, Tommy Gutierrez, one active member, Luke

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Spencer, took it upon himself to build a wooden memorial for our lost brother, which

spelled TG’s DANCE FLOOR. Anyone that knew Tommy would all agree that the one

thing he loved doing the most was dancing, which he was the best at. It is currently

hung up in the chapter house living room, as a display of how dearly everyone feels

towards our very beloved brother. We are all about making ourselves better men for the

future and we believe that being more involved on campus helps us do that. We

currently have brothers Nick Belgau, Nick Verity, and Erik Jensen are currently working

on setting up a TedX event here at Cal Poly Pomona, which we believe will not only

help us, but the school as well. We are also trying to make this year's Greek Week the

best Week we have participated in. We know that making ourselves more invested in

Greek Week, we will be able to make the school a better place to be in because it

provides more Greek unity and a better environment for everyone to be surrounded by.

Executive Board Training and Transition: Executive board retreat took place over the

course of three days in a cabin located in Big Bear. The past executive board trained

and explained the roles of respective members that would be taken up by the new

executive board. This included going over the new budget for the upcoming school year,

plans and goals for the chapter, schedule and planning for the year, including

brotherhoods, multiple philanthropies, social events and exchanges with multiple

sororities, fundraising events, had guest speakers to educate our eboard on effective

strategies and leadership development, philanthropy events, and individual

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self-reflection as well as a board on how they felt was the most appropriate way to

manage the chapter.


Emmanuel Jiron has attended all Greek council meetings for Fall 2016, Winter 2017.

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Section II. Membership Development


Our chapter considers its member’s development to be a key factor in the growth

of the chapter as a whole. Undeniably the individuals that make up a chapter are the

key roles in maintaining the chapter for years to come. Likewise, the chapter gives its

members guidelines to strive for excellence and well-roundedness. We teach our new

initiates the ideals and moral guidelines that are aligned with our sacred motto, “The

True Gentleman”. We hold workshops for all brothers, new and old, that wish to learn

and take note of older members of the fraternity and their experiences. Not only do we

have professional and membership development, but we also highly encourage and

assist our brothers on academic improvements. As a chapter, the GPA boosted from a

2.86 in the beginning of fall quarter, to our current GPA at 2.91.

Membership Orientation:

Event Title: Member Education

Date: Fall Quarter, Every Week

Location: Library

Usama Muallem, our New Member Educator would have our new rushes come to the

house to every brotherhood event our chapter would host. This would give the current

members of the fraternity the opportunity to get to know these members on a better

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level. This brotherhood events would consist widely of playing sports at the park,

watching sporting events at the house, etc. Rushees are always welcomed to our house

at any time to hang out with members or with each other. If there is any help needed

with our chapter, whether it is for a philanthropy event or a fundraising event, these

gentlemen are always welcomed to lend a hand and learn about the good Sigma Alpha

Epsilon does towards the community. This gives them the opportunity to understand at

first hand what we do as an organization. In general, we give them the opportunity to

want to get to know what this organization is about and if they’re commitment is shown

to the chapter as a group, then we discuss the idea of initiating them.

Leadership Development:

Event Title: Province X/XA Professional Development Institute

Date: November 5, 2016

Location: University of La Verne

Province X is an event where brothers from all around both the X and XA provinces,

consisting of eleven chapters, come together and have alumni coach professional

development workshops to help guide their respective chapter, their university, and

community. This event is used to develop the highest standard of leadership,

scholarship, and service for our members. This year we had twenty-one brothers of our

chapter attend.

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Event Title: Western States Leadership School

Date: February 24, 2017

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Western States Leadership School is an event that develops leadership skills in

undergraduates for use in their chapters, their universities, and their community,

bringing together brothers from all around the country. The leadership school strives to

promote the highest standards of leadership, scholarship, and service for all Sigma

Alpha Epsilon members, these guiding principles are based on our creed. As a chapter,

we participated in many of the workshops during the leadership school throughout the

weekend long event. We had fourteen of sixty-two brothers attend this event.

Personal Development:

Event Title: Resume Workshop

Date: November 16th, 2016

Location: 351 North Main Street, Pomona, CA

This was a workshop on how a brother could improve upon his resume, including

keywords and specific items to include, and disregard, when making a resume to apply

to internships. It was also a workshop to give brothers pointer on how to make a great

first impression and stand out from the crowd. Skills which will be significant to their

future professional careers. Nick Belgau, whom has held multiple jobs and internships,

headed the workshop by creating a PowerPoint presentation which broke down, detail

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by detail, things that companies specifically look for in resumes and how to properly

prepare yourself for a first impression, whether it is at an interview, job fair, or other

scenarios. This aided a lot of our younger individuals in chapter who have never had an

internship, and it helped them develop some professional skills, as well as


Event Title: Resume Building

Date: April 16th- April 4th, 2017

Location: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

This was an occasion in which our Scholarship Chair, Joseph Garardini,

had active members visit the on-campus Career Center and have professionals look

and critique their resumes, to assist and improve everyone’s resume. This was done a

week prior to the campus’ yearly “Spring Job Fair”, in which multiple companies come to

the campus and offer internship opportunities to hundreds of undergraduate students.

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Section III: External Relations

Community Service:

Spark of Love Toy Drive

This past fall quarter our whole chapter had the opportunity to volunteer for the Spark of Love

Toy Drive, a collaboration between Channel 7 News and the Los Angeles Fire Department. Our

members assisted in sorting toys that came into distribution facility, packaging them for the

non-profit organizations and on some occasions hand delivering them. Over the course of

several weeks leading up to Christmas, groups of our members went on their free time to go

volunteer and show Los Angeles some of the values of our organization, such as brotherhood

and philanthropy. In the end an estimated 170k toys were distributed throughout Los Angeles to

many non-profit organizations such as churches, boys and girl’s clubs etc. This was the second

year in a row we have participated in this and we plan to keep volunteering in the future.

Event: Up Til’ Dawn

Members of our chapter love this event every year. We go to campus and write

letters to alumni and other organizations to gain support and awareness for a cause.

This event was all night long, from midnight to early peak of dawn.

The California Alpha Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has also participated

in numerous philanthropic events including the Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Paddy

Murphy Philanthropy Week, Relay for Life, Zeta Tau Alpha Casino Night, The True

Gentleman Day of Service to name a few. Unfortunately, the chapter was unable to

receive poly gold letters from these organizations in a timely manner. In addition the

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chapter participates in all Greek run philanthropies such as Zeta Tau Alpha, Chi

Omega, Sigma Kappa and Kappa Delta spirit weeks and Greek Week. The chapter

continued a long standing Sigma Alpha Epsilon Tradition this school year, Paddy

Murphy Philanthropy Week. This week focuses on fundraising for our national

philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network.

Volunteer hours broken down by quarter:

Spring 2016: Average number of hours per member: 20 hours

Fall 2016: Average number of hours per member: 10 hours

Winter 2017: Average number of hours per member: 10 hours

Section IV: Policy Compliance

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Rules are meant to be followed, and as a chapter we understand as such. We

have obligations to our chapters as well as our school. Safety is key and above all, as

college are the years that we experience life more individually and gain more

perspective on what it means to be an adult, as well as gain a greater sense of

self-identity. Safety is above all necessary to have a successful college year, and risk

management and reduction is necessary to keep our chapter alive and healthy, as well

as fellow brethren.

Required Events:

Attendance at Greek council meetings: Emmanuel Jiron

Attendance at IFC meetings: John Jiron

Attendance at Greek Quarterly (Fall 2016): Yes

Attendance at Bronco Summit (Winter 2017): Yes

Attendance at Up Til’ Dawn: Yes

Greek Week:

Our chapter participated in most of the Greek Week events, including: Can Structure,

Blood Drive, Clothes Drive, Talent Show, Food Fair, Greek Olympics, and Lip Sync. As

a result of Greek Week, the chapter received first place in the talent show, lip sync, and

raised the most money at the food fair.

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Risk Management:

Our chapter risk management complies with all regulations and policies of Minerva’s

Shield, the national fraternity’s risk management policy guide.

Yes, it aligns and complies with campus rules and regulations.

No, our chapter is currently not on social probation.

Section V: National & Regional Events

Event: Province Chi/Chi Alpha Leadership School.

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The Province Chi/Chi Alpha Leadership School is a one day school that contains

workshops focusing on professional development. Along with the sessions, everyone is

split up into small groups with a leader who facilitates discussions on how individual

chapters can improve themselves. This school has brothers attending from all of the

Southern California area. Our chapter had the highest attendance with 23 brothers.

Event: Western States Leadership School.

Western States Leadership School is a two-day program packed with personal growth

and development, leadership training and brotherhood. The event includes

general-session speakers, seminars, and chapter meetings. The event takes place in

Las Vegas, Nevada. One of our brothers, Kevin Andrews, was awarded the national

scholarship, making this learning experience free of cost for him. Overall, California

Alpha-Beta had a total of fourteen active brothers attend. With over 20 chapters in

attendance, our chapter had the highest attendance.

Section Vl: Letters of Recommendation

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April 24, 2017

Dear Poly Gold Selection Committee Members:

It is my pleasure to recommend the gentlemen of Sigma Alpha Epsilon to you as

the deserving recipients of this year's Poly Gold Award. I understand that this award is

given to the most outstanding Fraternity and Sorority on our campus each year, and can

confidentially say that these young men are deserving of such recognition.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon's hard work and dedication to community involvement have

had a positive impact on our campus environment. Their numerous hours spent

volunteering in the campus community have made a significant impact throughout the

University and have truly made Cal Poly Pomona a stronger more engaged community.

One of the more noticeable achievements of the bright scholars, athletes, and leaders

of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is their ongoing commitment to being leaders and volunteers in

many campus organizations including a strong presence as Orientation Leaders, ASI

employees, members of honor societies, TEDx and many more. As you will note

through the examination of their Poly Gold application, as an organization they have

volunteered countless hours raising funds and serving the campus and local

community. These young men have always brought a positive and down to earth

attitude to their service acknowledging that no task was too big or too menial for them.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has clearly demonstrated that they are truly an outstanding

organization with achievements both locally and nationally in philanthropy, scholarship,

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athleticism. As can be seen in this application, they have not fallen short of their

aspirations and have achieved excellence in all areas over the past year. Furthermore,

these men have shown to me their spirit and integrity through our ongoing partnership.

Aside from our professional partnership through their volunteer work, I have gotten to

know several members of the fraternity on a personal level, all of whom have impressed

me with their personalities and leadership qualities. As you know, this chapter has

experienced two tragic deaths in the past two years. In addition to all of the "normal"

things a chapter does to show brotherhood and leadership on campus, these men have

come together to mourn, to heal, to celebrate life and to provide hope and caring to the

families of these two young men. In my 30 years in higher education I have seen

students do some wonderful things, but seeing the love and caring that the brothers of

Sigma Alpha Epsilon have provided to the families of these fallen brothers and to each

other has been among the very best. I hold these men in very high regard and hope you

will see them, as I do, worthy of this award.


Kevin T. Colaner, Ed.D

Associate Vice President for Student Services

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, On-Campus Advisor

To Whom It May Concern,

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My name is Matthew Jones, and I’m the alumni advisor for the California Alpha Beta

Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Cal Poly Pomona. In the 6 years it’s been my honor

to serve the chapter and fraternity, I have been amazed at the growth and determination

this chapter has shown. As an organization, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, expects its members

to not only live the creed of our beloved order, The True Gentleman, we expect our

members to give back to the campus community as well as the community at large.

Over the last year, my brothers have continued to donate their time to act as peer

models to young adults with Down syndrome through a collaboration with the local

charity ABC Hopes. They partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network during our

Paddy Murphy Week and raised over $9,000.00. They are also active with the campus

community, holding their yearly Gyro sales and donating profits to charity. This year our

chapter has been recognized by the national fraternity, in a way no other chapter in the

history of SAE has. Two members of California Alpha Beta were chosen to attend the

Levere Leadership Institute, which is the top echelon of leadership training in the

fraternity. Only 25 active members are chosen per year to attend, and no chapter has

ever had two chosen in one year. Another member of our chapter was chosen to lead

the active member volunteers at our John O. Moseley Leadership School, the oldest

fraternal leadership school in the United States. The active members of California Alpha

Beta have also faced tragedy in the last year. Two active members have passed away

in the last year, one from suicide. To work toward the goal of understanding the

incidents, active members planned and held public memorials to honor the lives of their

brothers. The Cal Poly community was invited to come and given a chance to grieve.

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This chapter has wonderful members and have fully participated in campus life over the

last year. I hope you look favorably on their application.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me,

Matthew Jones ‘97

CAAB Chapter Adviser


April 25, 2017

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To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing in support of the California Alpha-Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon for

the Poly Gold Award. In the past year, California Alpha-Beta has shown all-around

individual and organizational achievements that make them a strong candidate for

the Poly Gold Award.

California Alpha-Beta has continued to make great strides and grow as an

organization. They are involved in various organizations and activities on campus including

TEDX, ASI, IFC executive board, multiple honor societies such as Order of the Phoenix and

Order of Omega, and Orientation Services. Members of the chapter continue to be involved in

various aspects of the National Fraternity. This year alone, two members where selected for the

Levere Leadership Institute, a program which only selects 25 undergraduates to attend.

Mitchell Skinner was selected to serve as the lead undergraduate ambassador for our National

Leadership School. The chapter was able to keep a high level of involvement while increasing

their over chapter GPA from a 2.86 to a 2.91.

California Alpha-Beta is committed to incorporating services and philanthropy as

part of the chapter experience. The Chapter continues to fund raise for various organizations,

including the Children’s Miracle Network. Members were also involved in Spark of Love Toy

Drive and helped out with distribution of toys in the community. The members of the chapter

participate in various philanthropy events hosted by other student organizations on campus.

The brothers of California Alpha-Beta are committed to being their Brothers’ Keeper

and supporting each other in the good times and the bad. The chapter came

together to support each other as they mourned the passing of Brother Tommy Gutierrez.

The chapter also reached out to the family and supported them during this difficult


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As province archon, I always tell my chapters that SAE must be a valued-added

organization and help enhance a brother’s college experience. California Alpha-Beta’s

leadership has taken this advice to heart and have tried to create chapter standards that line up

with our creed, The True Gentleman.

In closing, as detailed above, based on my experiences working with the members of

California Alpha-Beta at Cal Poly Pomona, I highly recommend them for the Poly

Gold Award. If you would like more information, feel free to contact me at

[email protected].


Jesus Maldonado

Province Chi Province Archon (Regional President)

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona April 26, 2017

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To Whom It May Concern: I am writing in support of California Alpha-Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon for the Poly Gold Award. Although my interactions have been brief, Sigma Alpha Epsilon has demonstrated a commitment to understanding Title IX matters and ensuring a safe and secure campus. In fact, on top of participating in the mandatory Title IX online training and two-hour in-person training for members of the Greek community, Sigma Alpha Epsilon scheduled an additional in-person training for its members with the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance. During the training they exhibited interest in the subject matter and specifically in ensuring a safe community for all students. The members appeared to take their responsibility to be effective bystanders seriously as well as understanding the need to take a leadership role in this area. In closing, as detailed above, based on my experience working with the members of California Alpha-Beta at Cal Poly Pomona, I highly recommend them for the Poly Gold Award. If you would like more information, feel free to contact me at [email protected]. Sincerely, Linda Hoos Assistant Vice President Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance

Closing Statement

The California Alpha Beta Chapter is a relatively young chapter compared to a lot of the

other Greek organizations on campus. It has only been within the past few years that

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our chapter has been making tremendous strides forward and making a name for

ourselves. Just a few years ago our chapter only participated in mandatory events and

never hosted any events on campus. In more areas than one we have had to start from

scratch and build up elected positions, events, applications, and overall chapter

presence. Instead of being discouraged though, our chapter has thrived on this and has

been fighting as hard as possible to make a difference.

Within the past year our chapter has maintained a close relationship to all other Greek

Organizations on campus. We have also been leading the way within Sigma Alpha

Epsilon’s Province Chi by having the highest participation at both our Spark of Love Toy

Drive and Province Chi and Chi Alpha Leadership School, in which over 400 Sigma

Alpha Epsilon members attended. On top of those events we have attended and hosted

many philanthropies, including our Paddy Murphy Philanthropy Week and our Chili Bowl

philanthropy in which we raised over $1000 for The Children’s Miracle Network. Our

Chili Bowl philanthropy is also the only event that is hosted by a fraternity on campus,

which is open to all other organizations at Cal Poly.