AEPi Opens First Fraternity Chapter in Australia

June 27, 2016

Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity, the Jewish college social fraternity, has opened the first fraternity chapter ever in Australia. The fraternity recently opened a chapter comprised of undergraduate students at the University of New South Wales and University of Sydney.

“Our mission — to develop the future leaders of Jewish communities — and our values are universal and college students around the globe are looking for opportunities to learn leadership development and stand strong with Jewish communities across the world, and especially in Israel,” said Andrew S. Borans, AEPi’s executive director.

In recent years, Alpha Epsilon Pi has opened chapters in Israel, the U.K., France and Vienna. In addition, the fraternity is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of opening chapters in Canada.

“We are willing to invest to open chapters throughout the world because our mission is so critical to the survival of the Jewish people. Especially now, with rising anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activity on college campuses, AEPi is an important way to train young men how to be leaders, advocates and better citizens,” said Borans.

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Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) is the world’s leading Jewish college fraternity, operating chapters on more than 190 college campuses in eight countries. Founded in 1913, AEPi has more than 90,000 living alumni. While non-discriminatory, the fraternity’s mission – developing the future leaders of the Jewish communities – is demonstrated every day through acts of brotherhood, Tzedakah (charity), social awareness and support for Jewish communities and Israel.