Alpha Epsilon Pi strives to provide a safe and respectful environment for all of our brothers, guests, neighbors and communities at all times. To do so, we regularly discuss health & safety with all chapter members and, especially, each chapter’s leadership. This is done throughout the academic year through ongoing communications, meetings with staff members and volunteers and regular fraternity-sponsored events such as our annual International Convention and regional conclaves.
AEPi’s chapters and members follow the Health and Safety Policy below.
As a fraternity dedicated to developing leadership for Jewish communities and based in Jewish values, we take seriously our obligation to “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself” (ואהבת לרעך כמוך). As a Jewish fraternity, one of the values of our teachings we hold most important is that all human beings are fashioned b’tselm Elohim, in the image of G-d.
AEPi’s policy regarding university recognition and affiliation is available below as well.
During their initiation ceremony each member took an oath to act in accordance with the ideals, oath, and ritual of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. As such, Alpha Epsilon Pi expects that members act kindly and respectfully toward others. All members are expected to maintain a culture and environment where they and their fellow chapter members can achieve their potential.
Members shall not infringe on others rights of property, privacy, and peaceful enjoyment. Members shall strive to be good neighbors and community members; which shall include, but not be limited to, compliance with Fraternity policy, laws and ordinances, and reasonable University rules and regulations.
Members shall endeavor to promptly and peacefully resolve any and all interpersonal conflicts with others using all reasonable courses of action including, but not limited to, personal interaction, use of Chapter processes such as mediation by the Brother-at-Large and Judicial Board, use of University mediation services, and engagement of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity staff.
Members shall strive to keep themselves and others out of harm’s way and shall not engage in any excessively risky behaviors, nor shall they allow their guests to engage in these behaviors.
Members are expected to maintain safe, secure, and healthy environments for their fellow members and guests.
Members are expected to comply with local building and fire codes and exercise care with regard to security and general safety. They shall make good faith efforts to promote fire safety in their facilities and in any venues that they utilize for chapter functions.
Members, New Members, Alumni, and guests must not permit, encourage, coerce, glorify or participate in Hazing or abuse of members, new members, potential members, or guests.
The term “hazing” means any intentional, knowing, or reckless act committed by a person, whether individually or in concert with other persons, against any individual or group of individuals, regardless of affiliation, whether or not committed on [chapter/organizational] property, for the purpose of recruiting, joining, pledging, initiating, admitting, affiliating, or for the purpose of retaining membership in an organization that causes an individual or group of individuals to do any of the following, regardless of a person’s willingness to participate:
Members, New Members, and guests must comply with all federal, state, provincial, and local laws related to sexual misconduct. This is including, but not limited to, definitions around consent, sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation.
The employment or use of strippers, exotic dancers or similar, whether professional or amateur, at any fraternity activity or event as defined in this policy is prohibited.
No chapter, member or guest shall engage in assault and battery, as defined in the state statues in which they are located nor shall they engage in or encourage others to engage in violence against others nor threaten violence against others.
The Chapter and its Members, New Members, and Guests must comply with all federal, state, provincial, local laws and campus policy as it relates to firearms or explosive or incendiary devices.
No weapons of any kind are ever permitted in a chapter facility or at a chapter event, whether owned or obtained legally or not. This includes, but is not limited to, guns, flame throwers, swords, axes, hatchets, knives (except eating and cooking utensils), ammunition, explosives, bb guns, air rifles, slingshots, bows and arrows, pepper spray, Tasers, or anything else which might be considered a weapon.
In any activity or event sponsored or endorsed by the organization:
Retaliation against any individual – members and non-members – for reporting, inquiring, or cooperating with a report around a violation of the Risk Management Policy is prohibited.
Retaliation is any action, statement, or behavior that is designed to punish an individual for filing a compliance report, cooperating with a compliance investigation, seeking guidance regarding a compliance concern, or to deter one from taking such action.
Alpha Epsilon Pi shall distribute its Health and Safety Policy to its members on an annual basis. A copy of the Health and Safety Policy is available on www.aepi.org
“I am my Brothers’ keeper.” A Brother’s conduct should proceed from Jewish teachings and ethics, and a sense of goodwill and brotherhood. It is the policy of the fraternity that a Brother should immediately seek emergency assistance when an individual’s appearance or conduct would reasonably cause one to be concerned for another person’s well-being. A Brother who acts as a “Good Samaritan” shall receive amnesty from expulsion by the fraternity, providing that his actions occurred before emergency responders were otherwise made aware of the situation.
Most often, Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. chapters are composed of students at one college or university, and are registered with each institution as a recognized student organization. However, this is not a requirement for a chapter to be recognized by the international office. In certain circumstances, the fraternity recognizes a chapter without university recognition. Some chapters are composed of students attending different institutions in the same local area.
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Inc. is committed to collaborating with those colleges and universities where it recognizes chapters composed of students at those institutions. However, neither the legal right of the fraternity to charter and maintain chapters, nor the right of students to be members of those chapters, is dependent upon university affiliation or recognition. The fraternity strongly supports, and reserves the right to defend the constitutional rights of our Brothers to associate with one another in the pursuit of our social, educational, religious and cultural ends.