What is AEPi?
AEPi is a social fraternity, which means that it exists as a body of men living and working together for a common purpose. That purpose is to enhance the college experience through a wide variety of activities, including brotherhood events, social events, philanthropy, and intramural sports. AEPi is the only national Jewish fraternity, and is a member of the Texas Interfraternity Council and the North-America Interfraternity Conference. Additionally, AEPi maintains the highest GPA out of 75 national fraternities.
“Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded to provide opportunities for the Jewish college man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience.”
“The purposes for which said association is to be formed are: to form a strong bond among the members…to promote social and intellectual intercourse…to aid the development of fraternal and brotherly sentiments and mutual helpfulness; and the attainment of a higher and broader culture…to foster, under the influence of intimate friendship, those principles which tend to form a higher type of manhood.”
- December 7, 1914
Our heritage stems from one source: young Jewish men banding together in allegiance. The role of Alpha Epsilon Pi has expanded since its inception in 1913. Initially, the Jewish fraternity served as a brotherhood of young men who came from similar religious backgrounds and who had experienced the same prejudices against their religious beliefs. Alpha Epsilon Pi soon broadened its role to include serving as the living quarters for some of its members. The fraternity became a home away from home, providing the same stabilizing and guiding values that students previously gained from their families. Armed with these values, Alpha Epsilon Pi faced changing conditions on the college campus and survived. Today, Jewish students search out Alpha Epsilon Pi because it is a Jewish Fraternity. In the fraternity's 99-year history, over 83,000 men have worn the badge of Alpha Epsilon Pi and each year, over 4,000 undergraduates perform the Ritual of Initiation, which remains the same ritual adopted decades ago.
We believe in the Jewish Fraternity
A strong brotherhood of individuals who share Jewish values enables us to take a step further. It lets us commit to incredible philanthropies and deliver on our promise. It pushes us to take a genuine interest in improving our communities though leadership and service. It supports our efforts to advocate for Israel, push our members to become civically engaged, and become the leaders our Jewish community needs. We take pride in who we are.
WE ARE ALPHA EPSILON PI.
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