The Sigma Phi Epsilon Texas Alpha Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin
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  • Tailgate Season

    As football season gets under way we wanted to send a reminder that all TXA alumni are invited to attend our pregame tailgates. All of these tailgates, with the exception of the Oklahoma State tailgate (more info will be posted on Linkedin,) will be held at the Sig Ep house. Tailgates typically begin about 3-4 hours prior to kickoff and go up until the start of the game. Barbecue, live music, and non-Keystone drinks will be provided at each one. We will try to have the parking lot as clear as possible so that y'all can stop by in a car, but the lot always fills up fast so it might be best to walk. Looking forward to meeting some of y'all at the tailgates!

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  • Father-Son Golf Tournament

    Every spring, Texas Alpha hosts a Parents Weekend Golf Tournament. Fathers and sons will rally around an afternoon of competition and camaraderie on the links while Moms enjoy their annual Mother’s Luncheon. This year we will be playing a foursome scramble at Falconhead Golf Course for the second year in a row. We are expecting a turnout of about 120 fathers and sons. Should be a great time!

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  • Philanthropy

    We are committed to serving others and giving back in any capacity we can. To outline a few: From last semester, our annual Dodgeball tournament raised $9,223 for Doug English's Lone Star Paralysis Foundation. Then we had a very succesful turnout for a blood drive that took place in our very own parking lot. And most recently, we sent nine Sigep volunteers to aide in the Hurricane Harvey Cleanup -- our very own Marcus DeAyala (VP New Member Development) lead this charge. The men spent two full weekends clearing out entire homes which included tearing out drywall, studs, and floors in preparation for the next step disaster victims face in recovering their homes.


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A letter from the President

Through the early months of the semester, Texas Alpha has continued to lead the pack as a premier fraternity at the University of Texas. We maintain our position as one of the strongest fraternities nationwide in manpower, academics, and campus involvement. e fall semester saw the completion of the Sigma Challenge and new member semester for 49 exceptional young men, and Texas Alpha’s continued impact on and off campus.

Our chapter continues to strive toward academic excellence with one of the strongest GPAs on campus. Last fall, the chapter obtained a GPA of 3.3, ranking in the top four among chapters of comparable size at Texas, and higher than the all-campus GPA. We are actively seeking accreditation as a Residential Learning Community by continuing the Balanced Man Lectureship Series. This semester, the series kicked off with A.J. Bingham, founder and CEO of Austin- based lobbying firm, The Bingham Group LLC. Texas faculty, such as Dr. Douglas Garrard, associate vice president for campus life and senior associate dean of students, who won the 2018 University Partner of the Year at Carlson this February, also continue to help to polish our actives into well-rounded men.

Even as young as 2018 is, we have already raised over $16,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs and the Grace Loncar Foundation through a profit share with Outdoor Voices and our annual dodgeball tournament. Our men are involved in a wide variety of organizations on campus from business and engineering honor fraternities to intramural sports teams, with one of our soccer teams winning the championship last fall. We currently have nine Silver Spurs and seven Texas Cowboys, including three executives and one of four Bevo handlers in Spurs, and one executive member of Cowboys. Other involvement on campus includes five members on various IFC committees, two actives on the university club lacrosse team, the vice president of the Texas Energy Management Association, and both the president and vice president of the Real Estate Society.

Coming up, we have our annual country concert featuring Charlie Robison, Spring Parent’s Weekend (where we will have our inaugural Parent’s Weekend auction, benefitting ovarian cancer research), and the trademark safari party to wrap up the spring. We are all thrilled to be back for another great semester, and look forward to growing as one of the most elite fraternities nationwide. We are so grateful for the constant support and generosity, and wish you all a great spring.


Will Jenkins ’19

President (817) 995-3104

Letter from the President

The past few months, Texas Alpha has improved in every aspect to continue being at the forefront of fraternity life at the University of Texas and solidify our place as one of the strongest chapters on a national scale. The spring semester came to an end with the summer recruitment team successfully signing 55 outstanding young men, brothers representing our chapter well at internships all around the country, and the chapter returning from SigEp Conclave with our 10th Buchanan Cup. 

Texas Alpha Establishes New Balanced Man Lectureship Series Academics have always been a top priority for Texas Alpha. We now have two active members that are 40-Acre scholars, making us the only student organization on campus to have more than one. Our GPA ranks us 5th among all fraterniies on campus. We also have been taking steps to become registered as a Residential Learning Community through our national fraternity and established a new Balanced Man Lectureship Series that featured UT professor Dr. John Sibley Butler in the spring. Brothers Remain Involved on Campus Texas Alpha members have served more than 1,000 hours of community service in 2017 and raised over $15,000 for the Boys and Girls Club and Lonestar Paralysis Foundation. We have nine Silver Spurs and eight Texas Cowboys, including two on the Cowboys executive council and a Spur who serves as one of four handlers for Bevo.Other prominent campus leadership roles held by active members include president of the Energy Finance Organization, vice president of the Real Estate Society, vice president of finance for IFC, and group leader for the Reformed University Fellowship.

As always, there is an open invitation to any Texas Alpha alumni who would like to drop by the chapter house for a visit. I would like to sincerely thank you all for the continued support. Behind every successful chapter is a strong alumni base and that could not be more true at Texas Alpha.

Hook ’em and HFF,
Will Jenkins ’19
Chapter President

Make a Donation/Update Contact Information

Donations can be received by mail or online.  Donations or updated contact information may be sent to the Foundation at the following address:

Sigma Phi Epsilon Education Foundation of TXA
PO Box 22025
Houston, TX  77227-2025

To make online gifts, you will leave and proceed to, our partner website for secure transactions. On the Texas Alpha donation page, you will be able to update your contact information and/or donate on an annual or monthly basis to one of several tax exempt opportunities, which are highlighted below:

  • Skull and Crossbones Society – Sustaining donation opportunity that provides support directly to the general fund of the Texas Alpha Educational Foundation.  Skull and Crossbones Society membership comes with admission to all Founder's Day activities.  Skull and Crossbones Society support level is $360 annually or $5,000 for lifetime members.
  • John K. Tyler Balanced Man Scholarship Fund – Named for Order of the Golden Heart Recipient and Texas Alpha Hall of Fame Member John Tyler, this scholarship fund awards scholarships to some of our most outstanding undergraduate brothers every year.
  • Buffkin-Felker Brotherhood Award and Scholarship – formed in memory of Fall 1980 pledge brothers Steve Buffkin and Chris Felker, the award recognizes one undergraduate member for his leadership, service, and brotherhood.
  • Donald McCleary Leadership Development Award - Named for past Grand Chapter President and Texas Alpha Brother Don McCleary, '71, this award helps to cover expenses for those Texas Alpha undergraduate brothers that are chosen to participate in Carlson Leadership Academy, Ruck Leadership Institue and Grand Chapter Conclave.  Brother McCleary was instrumental in the establishment of the Balanced Man Program at the national level as well as these legacy leadership programs.  We honor his memory with our continued support.
  • Texas Alpha Educational Foundation General Fund – The TXA Foundation provides scholarships, educational space and equipment for the fraternity house as well as providing for the expenses of attending fraternity leadership conferences for members. Please feel free to donate towards our current greatest need.


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Privacy Policy

Sigma Phi Epsilon is committed to protecting your privacy. We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. There are times we need information to provide services you request, and this statement of policy explains data collection and use in those situations.

Information Collection and Use
We will ask for information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you only in specific situations. Generally, this information is requested when you join our organization, update your record on our database, make donations, place orders through the online store, complete forms or surveys, pay membership, insurance or event fees or request information. Sometimes you may provide information to our vendors in which case the information will be protected in accordance with their privacy policies. You may correct and update your information through our website.

Use of your information enables us to provide excellent customer service and to better communicate information on our website.

When logging into the SigEp web site, a personal identification number is assigned and sent to your computer in the form of a small text file, called a “cookie.” The use of this “cookie” allows you to visit the password-restricted portions of SigEp’s website, for which you have security access without having to sign in again. Cookies are also used to track website trends and statistics.

Use of Your Personal Information
We use your personal information for these primary reasons:

  • To help us create and deliver content most relevant to you.
  • To communicate special events and announcements, such as Carlson Leadership Academies, Conclave, Edge and undergraduate and alumni news.
  • To assist local chapters and their alumni communicate news and recruit volunteers
  • When we partner with organizations that may offer you a product or service at a discount based on your membership with Sigma Phi Epsilon. If you do not wish your information to be shared with such vendors you may opt out of this service.

We occasionally contract with other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing, and delivery services. We will provide those companies only the information they need to deliver the service.

Security of Personal Information
SigEp strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. If you opt-out of our vendor programs your personal information will not intentionally be shared outside the organization without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Information shared inside the organization is shared only on a need-to-know basis.

Changes to this Statement
SigEp will occasionally update this policy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the bottom of the privacy statement.

Questions and Suggestions
Should you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at:

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(804) 353-1901


2014 Recruitment Team

Experience EDGE

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