Alumni contributions to the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation help fund many worthwhile projects. These voluntary gifts support:
The Sigma Alpha Mu Leadership Conference:
Each summer chapter members gather in August for a Wednesday to Sunday leadership school. Topics covered include: scholarship, men's health, citizenship, professional development and management skills. Thousands of students have "graduated" from this program.
Chapter Leaders Days:
This is a one day course designed to educate chapter officers, teach leadership skills and promote teamwork among chapter council members. Each chapter is epxected to send at least five delegates-the Prior, Vice Prior, Exchequer, Recorder and Candidate Educator, plus 'emerging leaders". For the past 3 years we have partnered with Sigma Delta Tau Sorority on these programs.
Educational Leadership Consultants:
Educational Leadership Consultants are Fraternity staff members who visit ΣΑΜ Chapters. Each visit includes programs on scholarship, leadership and risk awareness.
The 2015-16 Leadership Consultants are:
Jacob Isaacson (Epsilon Alpha/Stephen F. Austin)
Tyler Kieffer (Delta Eta/West FL)
This online educational program is provided to all Sigma Alpha Mu candidates when they affiliate. The program provides information and training on dealing with issues such as alcohol, hazing and other campus safety issues.
Grants For Chapters:
Alumni, parents, and friends of Sigma Alpha Mu may create a Chapter Educational Fund to support scholarships and educational grants for a specific chapter. Chapter Educational Funds currently exist for Eta/Syracuse, Kappa/Minnesota, Tau/Alabama, Sigma Theta/Texas, Mu Eta/Drexel, and Mu Theta/USC chapters. For information on how to start a Chapter Educational Fund, please contact Foundation Director Aaron Girson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jewish Endeavors Initiative:
Fratres and friends of Sigma Alpha Mu have created the Jewish Endeavors Initiative to provide program funding for chapters/colonies and members that promotes Jewish life on campus, educates students on Jewish matters, and fosters an understanding of Judiasm and its history. Grants are availiable to Sigma Alpha Mu Chapters/Colonies, undergraduate members of Sigma Alpha Mu, and to campus organizations partnering with Sigma Alpha Mu Chapters/Colonies. 2017-2018 grant applications are now closed. Check back in August 2018 for the 2018-19 grant application link.