Tennessee Eta Chapter was installed in 1857 at Union University. This chapter is the fourth oldest chapter of the organization. SAE has the longest existence of any fraternal organization on Union’s campus. The expression of individuality is the most valuable characteristic of the brotherhood of SAE. The outstanding qualities of each of these individuals provide the force that unites the fraternity.
"When I first came to Union, I joined a fraternity just to have a bunch a friends to hang out with. What I found was that I joined something unique and special. My experience has been one that has shaped me to be who I am today. Most greek systems will offer leadership development, community service, and lifelong friendship, but Union's Greek system has added something special. My brothers have pushed me spiritually and I have seen myself grow as a direct result of being “Greek” at Union. Through accountability partners, private Bible studies, prayer nights, and friends who care enough about me to ask me the hard questions, I have been encourage in my faith through the relationships I have built in my fraternity. While fraternities are not a Bible study or a church, the relationships that are built because of it will stay with me for the rest of my life. I can definitely look back and say that where I am in my faith and as a leader owes a lot to my fraternity and the relationships that I have built there."
"Though I have not been apart of a fraternity at a public-state school, I am here to stand and testify that not all fraternities are the normal stereotype that was displayed in Animal House. I beg to differ that there was no group of people praying for each other in that movie. However, there was in my true experience of Greek Life at Union University."