Welcome to the Internet home of the California Beta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon aka Cal Beta, a social fraternity at UC Berkeley founded in 1894. This website is intended as a one-stop site for undergraduates looking to rush SAE, parents of the 40+ Actives currently living in the Chapter, and the 1200+ living Alumni who called 2722 Bancroft Way their home at some point during their undergraduate years at UC Berkeley.
We spend a lot of time keeping this website current and informative. Please contact us at info@SAECalBeta.org if you have any suggestions on how we can improve it.
Enjoy this overview video of the Chapter and our beloved Chapter House at 2722 Bancroft Way
Overview Video of Cal Beta and 2722 Bancroft Way
Phi Alpha. Go Bears.
Fall 2021 Update
After a very successful fall rush, we have 65 active members, all 40 rooms in the house are leased, and the Housing Corporations is operating with a small annual surplus. We have invested over $1,000,000 in our beloved chapter house over the last ten years and it has never looked better. Our mortgage of $850,000 was just refinanced with First Republic Bank @ 3.4% fixed with a 15-year amortization. Our property (lot and Chapter House) was appraised at over $6 million and remains one of the most desirable properties near UC Berkeley.
125th Anniversary Plaque and Campaign
Each donor and attendee has his name engraved on the 125th Anniversary commemorative plaque that is permanently hung in the quad at 2722 Bancroft.
Our original goal for the thirty-month campaign was 300 donors (about 25% of all Cal Beta living alumni) and $60,000 of donations.
We ended up crushing this goal and finished the campaign with 529 donors and over $100,000 of donations. Thank you so much.
We unveiled the plaque on Homecoming Saturday 10/2/21.
Click on the link below to see the final list of donors / attendees listed by Pledge Year and by Last Name and to see a photo of the plaque.
Click Here for Final List by Pledge Year
Click Here for Final List by Last Name
Click Here for Photo of Plaque Hung in the Quad
SAE Cal Beta LinkedIn Group
We are always looking to add new members to our LinkedIn Group, currently at 322 members. Click on the link below to access the group:
Click Here for LinkedIn Group Page
Click the book spine below to order your FREE copy of our Cal Beta history book.
Click on Contact if you have any comments or suggestions.
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