Message from the National President

Dear Parent:

It is with a great deal of pleasure that we welcome your daughter's interest in Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority.  Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded October 24, 1909, at Barnard College in New York City by seven Jewish women seeking to provide friendship, support and a home away from home for their members.  They founded the sorority on the principles of good fellowship, personal development and service to others.  Over the past one hundred years, our membership has grown to over 80,000 women. 

Alpha Epsilon Phi continues to provide the same experience for its members as it did over 100 years ago when our organization was founded.  Our members represent our organization by living the ideals and values of our founders.  Being an AEPHI sister is about friendship, encouragement, involvement, and development.  Alpha Epsilon Phi provides educational programming, leadership development, community and philanthropic endeavors, and scholarship opportunities.  Being a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi helps members develop life and leadership skills, focus on academic achievement, make connections that can help them in the business world, and allow them to contribute to something special beyond our college years.

Alpha Epsilon Phi is directed by the National Council consisting of seven officers elected at biennial conventions.  We are volunteer workers, as are the appointed national directors, chapter support team members and local chapter advisors.  These women guide and encourage the collegians in the observance of general sorority policies, National Panhellenic Conference and university policies, and all phases of general chapter management and operations.  The volunteer organization is supported by a professional staff in our National Office in Danbury, Connecticut and by the services of an accountant and legal counsel.

Alpha Epsilon Phi provides campus and community leadership while fostering a caring atmosphere of sisterhood and friendship enabling each young woman to maximize her potential.  We know that if your daughter joins our sisterhood, she will be an asset to the sorority.  We also know that she will find her membership a truly rewarding experience.

This section of our website provides you with information about our membership development program, new member program and commitment to academic excellence, philanthropy and service.  There is also a special section of parent frequently asked questions.  We hope this section will give you all the information you need to learn about our organization as your daughter explores membership in Alpha Epsilon Phi.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our national office at


Leslie Klaidman
National President