OUR MISSION

The mission of Alpha Epsilon Pi is to provide education, resources and training to the future leaders of the world’s Jewish communities. This mission is demonstrated every day through acts of brotherhood, Tzedakah (charity), social awareness and support for Jewish communities and Israel.

Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded to provide opportunities for the Jewish college man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience. We have maintained the integrity of our purpose by strengthening our ties to the Jewish community and serving as a link between high school and career.

Our heritage stems from one source: young Jewish men banding together in allegiance. The fraternity can be a home away from home, providing the same stabilizing and guiding values that students previously gained from their families. Jewish students search out Alpha Epsilon Pi because it is a Jewish fraternity. Since our founding in 1913, more than 102,000 men have worn the badge of Alpha Epsilon Pi and each year, approximately 3,000 undergraduates perform the Ritual of Initiation, which remains the same ritual adopted decades ago.

Perhaps of greater importance, Alpha Epsilon Pi provides education, resources and training to develop leadership for the future of the Jewish community. Tomorrow’s Jewish leaders are in our chapters today. These are the young men who must be counted upon to support Jewish causes and to prepare to be one of tomorrow’s Jewish leaders, so that they may aid themselves, their family, their community and their people.

Throughout our history, the fraternity setting has served as a “learning laboratory,” a testing ground for young men who later become leaders in business, education, government, religion and science. A goal of our fraternity is to help each student to develop character, responsibility and a proper set of values through living together in brotherhood. Alpha Epsilon Pi prepares young men for their role in life as responsible citizens.

Therefore, our basic purpose is to provide the opportunity for a Jewish man to be able to join a Jewish organization whose purpose is not specifically religious, but rather social and cultural in nature. Alpha Epsilon Pi is a Jewish fraternity and brotherhood in Alpha Epsilon Pi is open to all who are willing to espouse its values and mission.

AEPI FOUNDERS

The Immortal Eleven are the original Founding Fathers of Alpha Epsilon Pi at New York University. Their vision and dedication laid the foundation for our great Fraternity. Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded on November 7, 1913.

Charles C. Moskowitz
David K. Schafer
Isador M. Glazer
Herman L. Kraus
Arthur E. Leopold
Benjamin M. Meyer
Arthur M. Lipkint
Charles J. Pintel
Maurice Plager
Hyman Shulman
Emil Lustgarten

ALPHA EPSILON PI NEWS

AEPi Launches Convention 109 Website and Registration

#AEPi109 is live as of today!! We want to encourage all of our undergraduate and alumni Brothers to  register for our first in-person International Convention in two years.  To learn more and to register, click here! What is International Convention? AEPi’s International convention is an opportunity for you and your Brothers to meet Brothers from around the globe and learn from each other and the AEPi International team how to build better chapters. Most importantly, though, AEPi’s convention is an opportunity to meet new Brothers – many of who will become lifelong friends – and to celebrate all of the [...]

AEPi Teams With Louis Brandeis Center and AEPhi On Study About College Antisemitism

Alpha Epsilon Pi International has worked with The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and Alpha Epsilon Phi to conduct a study to understand the prevalence of acts of antisemistim at U.S. colleges and universities and in virtual campus settings through interviews with undergraduate members of AEPi and AEPhi. While previous studies have polled all Jewish students, this is the first survey to examine rates of antisemitism among students who tend to openly identify as Jewish on campus. More than 60% of the students surveyed belong to Hillel and nearly half to Chabad, more than 80% are [...]

Friday Piday: Brother Michael Weirich (Vanderbilt, 2023)

“Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.” – Chef Wolfgang Puck While the pandemic brought many to a standstill, Brother Michael Weirich (Vanderbilt, 2023) was busy combining his love of cooking with the knowledge from his college classes in Chemical Engineering. This endeavor led to him opening a pop-up restaurant, based out of his parents’ home in Cincinnati, Restaurant Confluence. Restaurant Confluence started the summer after his freshman year when his internship was [...]