Sigma Alpha Epsilon – New York Alpha Chapter

Hillcrest – 122 McGraw Place, Ithaca, NY 14853

The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon New York Alpha chapter have been advancing the highest standards of leadership, scholarship and friendship at Cornell University since 1891.  With over 1,000 alumni worldwide, we build friendships that last a lifetime.

Be a True Gentleman

The Future of SAE Starts Now

As brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, we strive to reach the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, leadership, and service throughout our lives. The values put forth by our Founding Fathers are as relevant today as they were in 1856.

National Founding Date:  March 9, 1856 – University of Alabama

Colors:  Royal Purple and Old Gold

Symbols: Lion, Phoenix, and Minerva



SAE National Travels to Cornell

On October 14, 2023, representatives from SAE National traveled to Cornell and held a ceremony to fully initiate the current active brothers and presented New


Work of the Alumni Association Continues

If awards were the test of our achievements, recent recognition from national as “Outstanding Chapter Alumni Association” and an article in FSAC’s annual report affirming


Texas Style Get Together

Alumni event at the home of Campaign Chairman Gus Noojin ’69 and his wife, Sandy. From left to right: Christine Gorman (kneeling), Gina Sheil, Dave

Upcoming Events

Jun 06
Cornell Reunion Weekend (June 6-9, 2024)
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Hillcrest) - 122 McGraw Place
Jun 08
SAE Alumni Dinner
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Hillcrest) - 122 McGraw Place

Spotlight on Alumni


William “Bill” Perez graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in government. From 1970 to 2004, he worked at S.C. Johnson, which sells familiar products such as Off, Ziploc, and Pledge. After starting off in sales and becoming the youngest GM in Spain, he ran Latin America, became COO, and then spent eight years as CEO. He went on to serve as CEO of both Nike and then Wrigley. Bill has served on several boards, including Whirlpool, Johnson & Johnson, Campbell Soup Company, Kellogg, Hallmark, and Nike. He is also an emeritus trustee of Cornell. His son, David, graduated from Cornell University in 1995 and was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, having served as eminent archon one term.