Sigma Alpha Epsilon—the Alaska Alpha Chapter. The local chapter is fairly new, with it only being fourteen years old. As such, the chapter began colonization in the Fall of 1998. Approximately two years afterward, on September 23, 2000, Alaska Alpha’s charter was established. Throughout the years, Alaska Alpha has gone through its rough patches but still holds the title of being the oldest and only recognized fraternity at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The fact that Alaska Alpha has managed to stay active in the campus community shows tremendous dedication of its members throughout the years. Intrinsically, dedication pays off, as if one were to drive down Sharon Gagnon Lane on campus, toward the end, stands a purple basketball hoop with the letters ΣΑΕ inscribed upon it. During times when the sun is out, brothers may be spotted playing a friendly game of basketball amongst themselves or with other members of the community. On that note, membership in Alaska Alpha may secure a position for someone who may be looking to become more involved in campus activities through opportunities such as social gatherings and philanthropy events. Some of Alaska Alpha's primary community service projects is that of the adoption of UAA Drive and that of the Special Olympics Alaska. Members not only develop friendships, but also develop character.