About Us

Being a Sammy isn't about being just another frat guy. ΣΑΜ fosters the development of a diverse group of individuals through campus leadership, through philanthropic involvement, and above all, through forging strong bonds of brotherhood.

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Chapter History

Established in 1979 as one of the oldest fraternities at UC Davis, Sigma Alpha Mu Gamma Theta has been one of the most diverse and humble fraternities on campus which holds high regards to close knit bonds of brotherhood. Sigma Alpha Mu UC Davis accepts members of all backgrounds and fosters their growth in becoming well-rounded men.
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National History

Sigma Alpha Mu was founded in 1909 by eight young men of the Jewish faith. Our fraternity history tells a story about strong moral ethics and ideals of brotherhood. For example, in 1927, the fraternity investigated Jewish student persecution in Romania and helped stop further assaults in the county. Our full history can be read here. The fraternity further opened its arms to men of all faiths in 1953 and today Sigma Alpha Mu has over 50 active chapters and 7 colonies across the United States and Canada.
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Our Creed

“To foster and maintain among its sons a spirit of fraternity, a spirit of mutual moral aid and support; to instill and maintain in the hearts of its sons love for and loyalty to Alma Mater and its ideals; to inculcate among its sons such ideals as will result in actions worthy of the highest precepts of true manhood, democracy, and humanity.”
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For Prospective Members

Rushing for Sigma Alpha Mu is an 8-week candidate education process. You will get the opportunity to learn about the fraternity’s values and history, and learn about the active brothers. You will participate in various Social, Philanthropic, and Academic initiatives and will be required to uphold ΣΑΜ’s standards. At the end of the 8 weeks, the candidates will be required to pay the initiation fee and will be initiated as a Sammy. Sigma Alpha Mu follows and maintains a strict No-Hazing policy.
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While considering to join a fraternity, schoolwork and grades are often a concern for students as well as parents. We at Sigma Alpha Mu consider education our top priority. For this reason, the Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation was created in 1944 and currently provides brothers across the country with over $220,000 in scholarship every year.

All undergrads, including seniors, can apply for scholarships. Scholarships range from $500-$5000, depending on the scholarship awarded. Within the years 2010-2016, Sigma Alpha Mu has distributed over $1,250,000 in scholarships alone.

All ΣΑΜ candidates that receive over 3.75/4.0 GPA the quarter they join are recognized by the Young Scholars Program. Young Scholars receive recognition and a $500 award.

If you are interested in knowing more, please contact our Scholarship Chair, Ryan Jung.


Sigma Alpha Mu offers members the opportunity to meet and network with people within and outside of IFC Greek Life because of our wide array of brothers who come from different backgrounds and participate in different on-campus activities, including but not limited to, working at Co-Ho and Computer Lab Management, UC Davis Boxing Club, Hiking Club, Ski and Snowboarding Club, Taiko Club, Cognitive Science Club, and Vietnamese student organization.

Sammy’s believe in having fun and fostering lifelong relationships with sororities, women’s athletic teams, and other recognized female organizations by regularly hosting mixers, philanthropy events, and more.

If you are interested in having a social with ΣΑΜ, please contact our Social Chair, Karan Gupta.


Part of Sigma Alpha Mu’s mission is to give back to the community. So alongside community service, philanthropy is a major part of our public outreach for our chapter.

Nationally, Sigma Alpha Mu supports the Alzheimer’s Association – The Judy Fund in their fight to help create Alzheimer’s survivorship for future generation. This fund was established in memory of the deceased wife of a fraternity alumnus.

Sigma Alpha Mu has donated over $550,000 in cumulative to the Judy Fund over the past years.

If you are interested in coordinating a philanthropy event, please contact our Philanthropy Chair, Taishi J. Hori.

We also accept donations at all times. All proceeds will go directly to The Judy Fund. To donate, please go to the bottom of this website.

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Our Brothers


Chuntao Yang - President

“Where there's a will, there's way”; yctyang@ucdavis.edu


Jonathan Gong - Vice-President

”The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” ― Thomas Watson


Ryan Jung - Treasurer, Scholarship Chair

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” ― Albert Camus; rsjung@ucdavis.edu


Kazuki Ohashi - Recorder

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” ― Albert Einstein


Ricky Bialick - Recuritment Chair

“To fiddle the man is to pity the sword. All lives be created equal under the rock god's conscience” ― Martin Sheen; rkbialick@ucdavis.edu


Karan Gupta - Social Chair

“Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.” ― Alan Kay; Webmaster; kargupta@ucdavis.edu


Taishi J. Hori - Brotherhood Chair, Philanthropy Chair

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift... that's why they call it present” ― Master Oogway


Enrique Ornelas - Standards Board

”Like a summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth,air and you” ― Langston Hughes


Viswaas Prabunathan - Social Media Chair

“Don't give up on your dreams, keep sleeping“


Taylor Newman - Candidate Education

“I'm gonna go and stand outside. If anyone asks, I'm outstanding!”


Akshat Tiwari

“I'm blunt because God rolled me that way” ― Ace


Jonathan Silva

“The world is vast and meant for wandering there is always somewhere else to go” ― Nick Burd

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Nam Van Truong

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” ― Bruce Lee


Keller Lawson

”I'm an old-fashioned guy... I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something.” ― Johnny Depp

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Mitch Davis - Chapter Advisor

”Being a good communicator means being a good listener”

Get In Touch!

Interested in rushing? Want to coordinate an event? Or do you just a general question? Feel free to contact us!

At Sigma Alpha Mu, we welcome all men of good character to ask and apply for consideration of membership.

ΣΑΜ National Website: http://sam.org/
ΣΑΜ National Email: SAMHQ@sam.org
ΣΑΜ National Number: (317)-789-8338

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1425 Oak Avenue,
Davis, CA 95616-1001


Chuntao Yang, President
Ryan Jung, Scholarship Chair
Ricky Bialick, Rush Chair
Karan Gupta, Social Chair

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