Roots of Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded by seven Jewish women at Barnard College in New York on October 24, 1909 when they were told they were not able to join other sororities due to their religion. This sorority would endeavor to foster lifelong friendship and sisterhood, academics, social involvement, and community service, all the while providing a home away from home for its members.
Today, while no Panhellenic sorority is affiliated with any religion, it is important to us that we find sisters who respect our heritage as AEPhi continues to succeed and prosper on over 50 college and university campuses nationwide. We welcome hundreds of new members each year with open arms and seek not only to live up to the ideals and goals of their original founders but also to exceed them.
Our Chapter, Beta Lambda
Prior to becoming AEPhi, this group of women made up a local Panhellenic sorority, Alpha Epsilon. These women saw the need for a new tight-knit sorority and made a presentation to Panhellenic and were admitted to Panhellenic as an associate member beginning in January 2008. Interested women gathered at one of the founding sisters' apartments in November and elected the first board.
Since that day, the women of AE strived to become a part of AEPhi, integrating themselves into Cal Poly Greek life. They never gave up on their dream of one day becoming AEPhi. After six years of AE, the Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Phi was established on May 25th, 2014! We are proud to be a part of Cal Poly’s Panhellenic community!