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The main section of the chapter house is undergoing a major renovation. A complete updating of all infrastructure and modernization of the dormitory, dining and restroom areas is underway. This is a $ 5 million project. Mother Mu needs your help. 


Our History

Founded on March 9, 1856, by University of Alabama students Noble Leslie DeVotie, Nathan Elams Cockrell, Thomas Chappell Cook, Samuel Marion Dennis, Wade Hampton Foster, John Webb Kerr, Abner Edwin Patton, and John Barrett Rudolph,  Sigma Alpha Epsilon values loyalty, honor and fraternity.


Our Mission

The men of Mother Mu aspire to be leaders on campus, in the classroom and to prepare for life after the University of Alabama. Mother Mu members and alumni serve as campus leaders at The Capstone.



  • The Creed of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been a constant at Mother Mu 
  • Written by John Walter Wayland
  • Wayland later graduated from the University of Virginia and earned a Ph.D. in 1907.
  • Dr. Wayland wrote The True Gentleman as an entry in a contest held in THE BALTIMORE SUN in 1899 for the best definition of a gentleman.
  • Judge Walter B. Jones, a past Eminent Supreme Archon came upon Wayland's creed and published it in THE ALABAMA BAPTIST QUARTERLY. For many years the creed was not credited to Wayland.
  • In the 1970's Phoenix Editor Dr. John Walt saw the creed in a U.S. Navy Manual and saw that it was credited to Wayland. After discovering this, all future mentions of The True Gentlemen were credited to Dr. Wayland.
  •  John Walter Wayland was initiated posthumously at the 67th Leadership School as a member of the University of Virginia (Virginia Omicron) Chapter 




The updated courtyard will feature a ramp for wheelchair accessibility to the dining area, a covered outdoor dining area and a brick privacy wall.



The upstairs living area will feature a library for studying and group meetings and laundry facilities for the residents will be located on the 2nd floor. Most rooms will share a bathroom.

Game Room


The game room will include much needed storage space and 4 flat screen TVs to compliment the projection TV. Features include sectional seating, a pool table and ping pong table. 

1st Floor Restrooms


Restrooms on the lower level have been added for men and the ladies room has been updated. Both facilities can be available for courtyard parties without access to the rest of the house

Sprinkler System


A fire suppression sprinkler system is being installed for the safety of our members and guests.

Original Design


The house appearance from University Boulevard will not change. A construction fence surrounds the house during the project, Completion is scheduled for January 3, 2020.