Sigma Alpha Mu was founded on November 26, 1909 by eight young men of Jewish faith at the City College of New York. These men had been called upon to a meeting of sophomore leaders and they discovered that they shared the same ideals and values. They were inspired to create a new fraternity so that all others who shared their beliefs could thrive in a welcoming environment. These men are known as the founders of Sigma Alpha Mu. The fraternity quickly spread and soon new chapters were founded at many other universities. Today, Sigma Alpha Mu has over fifty active chapters at campuses spread across the United States and continues to maintain a strong national presence.

Official colors: Purple and white

Official flower: Purple Aster