In 2009, a group of collegiate men came together to re-establish the Mu Eta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu on Drexel’s campus. After a number of starts and stops, things finally began to take hold. A decade later, and with an immense amount of resiliency, history was made. This past August, Drexel University’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu (or as they are affectionately known as, Sammy) was awarded the Founders Cup by their national organization for the first time. This recognizes the brothers as the top chapter in the country. The Sammies aren’t the largest chapter nationally or even at Drexel for that matter, but for them their close knit brotherhood is the foundation of what makes the chapter so special. The chapter is a diverse group with majors ranging from Finance to Physics and extracurricular interests ranging from Hockey to Paintball and everything in between. While it’s easy to find the differences between the brothers that brings a great diversity to the chapter, it’s even easier to find commonalities that bring the chapter together to form such a special brotherhood. The group completes over 100 hours of community service every quarter, supporting organizations such as the Jewish Relief Agency, the First Tee and Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association, and Riverview Church’s Connect by Night Hunger Relief. As the brothers navigate the challenges of college, many are thousands of miles away from their families, some even halfway around the world. However, you’ll never hear a brother say they’re homesick, because they have a second family right on campus that’s always there for guidance and to cheer them on. This brotherhood realizes they are a part of something that’s bigger than themselves, and they especially know that they’re just getting started making this chapter, this University, and this community, the best that it can be.
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