Why AEPhi?

Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority was founded on October 24, 1909 by seven Jewish women at Barnard College in New York City.  Their goal was to foster lifelong friendship and sisterhood, academics, social involvement and community service while providing a home away from home for their members.  The dream that was born in a dorm room at Barnard College in 1909 continues to succeed, prosper and thrive on over 50 college and university campuses nationwide.  AEPhi welcomes, with open arms, hundreds of new members each year and seeks not only to live up to the ideals and goals of its original founders, but also to exceed them.  Throughout the past century, Alpha Epsilon Phi has built upon the foundation set by our seven Jewish founders.  Today we are a Jewish sorority, but not a religious organization, with membership open to all college women, regardless of religion, who honor, respect and appreciate our Jewish founding and are comfortable in a culturally Jewish environment. 

Members of Alpha Epsilon Phi have continued to make the vision of our founders a high priority as seen in our commitment to community service and philanthropy, our members’ continued academic excellence, our ongoing leadership training and development, our commitment to sisterhood and our aim of helping each member be the best she can be.