Roots of Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded by seven Jewish women at Barnard College in New York on October 24, 1909. 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.
AEPhi continues to succeed and prosper 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.
The mission of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority is to inspire and support exemplary women dedicated to friendship and a lifelong commitment to Alpha Epsilon Phi while building on the vision of our Jewish founders.
Our Chapter, Beta Lambda
Prior to becoming AEPhi, this group of Cal Poly women was a local Panhellenic sorority, Alpha Epsilon. Alpha Epsilon began as a group of women seeking the bonds of friendship by means of a solid organization.
When these Jewish women saw the need for a Jewish-interest sorority on campus, they formed a club and eventually made a presentation to Panhellenic focused on creating a local Jewish-interest sorority, and on November 17, 2007 Alpha Epsilon was born. The group was admitted to Panhellenic as an associate member beginning in January 2008. Interested women gathered at one of the founding sister’s apartment in November and elected the first board.
Since that day, the women of Alpha Epsilon strived to become a part of AEPhi, integrating themselves into Cal Poly Greek life as well as the Jewish community in San Luis Obispo. They never gave up on their dream of one day becoming AEPhi. The Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Phi was established on May 25th, 2014, and we are proud to be a part of Cal Poly’s Panhellenic community!
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