Alpha Epsilon Pi
|Alpha Epsilon Pi|
|Org Founded:||1913 at NYU|
|Motto:||"No one could tell me where my soul might be; I searched for G-d, but He eluded me; I sought my brother out and found all three."|
Alpha Epsilon Phi, Iota chapter, is one of the fraternities recognized by the Interfraternity Council. The chapter currently occupies occupies suite 1003 in the East Campus Residential Facility. The fraternity more commonly goes by its nickname AEPi.
In spring 2013 the chapter earned a 5 star ALPHA Standards of Excellence rating and raised over $1,000 for Relay for Life.
The chapter also earned a 5 star ALPHA Standards of Excellence rating in spring 2012, along with achievement awards in community service (presented to chapters that complete over 20 service hours per member), academics (presented to chapters that have an average GPA above 3.4), and campus involvement (presented to chapters where over 60% are involved in another campus activity.)
Service & Philanthropy
Following the Jewish belief in tikkun olam (repairing the world), the Iota Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Jewish Fraternity maintains humanitarian action as a guiding principle of brotherhood. Accordingly, the Iota Chapter is dedicated to aiding not only the surrounding Morningside Heights and extended Metropolitan area communities but also national philanthropic projects.
Anyone interested in coordinating a philanthropy event or service project with the Iota Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity should contact philanthropy chair David Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
History of the Chapter
Alpha Epsilon Pi is the largest "Jewish" fraternity in North America.
However, although Alpha Epsilon Pi is a Jewish fraternity, it is not a religious organization; rather, it is a "social, philanthropic, scholarly, and athletic brotherhood, a multifaceted organization of men who have joined together to share their college experience."
The Iota Chapter at Columbia University was founded in 1923, and it now occupies suite 1003 in the East Campus Residential Facility. Before Operation Ivy League it occupied the brownstone at 546 W 114th St. across from the Carman gates.
Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded in 1913 at New York University by Charles C. Moskowitz. The Columbia chapter was the ninth of the now 132 chapters.
AEPi was founded on a "core of Jewish values that remain relevant to this day, and these values are still embraced and practiced by the fraternity on a daily basis."
Notable Columbia Chapter alumni
|Greek life at Columbia|
|IFC Fraternities: Alpha Delta Phi • Alpha Epsilon Pi • Beta Theta Pi • Delta Sigma Phi • Kappa Delta Rho • Phi Gamma Delta • Pi Kappa Alpha • Psi Upsilon • Sigma Chi • Sigma Nu • Sigma Phi Epsilon • Zeta Beta Tau|
|Panhel Sororities: Alpha Chi Omega • Alpha Omicron Pi • Delta Gamma • Gamma Phi Beta • Kappa Alpha Theta • Sigma Delta Tau|
|Multicultural Greek Fraternities: Phi Iota Alpha • Alpha Phi Alpha • Kappa Alpha Psi • Omega Psi Phi • Pi Delta Psi • Lambda Phi Epsilon • Sigma Lambda Beta|
|Multicultural Greek Sororities: Lambda Pi Chi • Sigma Iota Alpha • Delta Sigma Theta • Kappa Phi Lambda • Sigma Lambda Gamma|
|Inactive (de-recognized): Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon|