Alpha Epsilon Pi

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Alpha Epsilon Pi
Abbreviation: AEPi
Org Founded: 1913 at NYU
CU Chapter: Iota
Chapter Established: 1923
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."
Symbol(s): Lion
House: None
Recognition: IFC

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 (

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 PhiAlpha Epsilon PiBeta Theta PiDelta Sigma PhiKappa Delta RhoPhi Gamma DeltaPi Kappa AlphaPsi UpsilonSigma ChiSigma NuSigma Phi EpsilonZeta Beta Tau
Panhel Sororities: Alpha Chi OmegaAlpha Omicron PiDelta GammaGamma Phi BetaKappa Alpha ThetaSigma Delta Tau
Multicultural Greek Fraternities: Phi Iota AlphaAlpha Phi AlphaKappa Alpha PsiOmega Psi PhiPi Delta PsiLambda Phi EpsilonSigma Lambda Beta
Multicultural Greek Sororities: Lambda Pi ChiSigma Iota AlphaDelta Sigma ThetaKappa Phi LambdaSigma Lambda Gamma
Inactive (de-recognized): Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon