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Alpha Epsilon Pi, a non-discriminatory Jewish Fraternity. It was charted at UVM in 2001, and has been committed to excellence in all aspects of campus life, including academics, leadership, and community service.
Members of AEPi have the opportunity to get involved with leadership on campus, inter-Greek networking, and being a member of a national organization. The brothers are active in many leadership positions and organizations at UVM including Hillel, Student Government Association, Club Sports Council, Inter Fraternity Council, and Advocats to name a few.
AEPi is very involved with promoting Jewish life on campus and works closely with the Hillel organization and local Burlington Chabad to help accomplish this. We hold a variety of philanthropic events that help provide for certain Jewish causes.
AEPI commits to the highest standards in all facets of brotherhood. The brothers believe in building lifetime friendships through mutual respect, trust, and honesty. If you are looking for something different, if you are looking for the best, join Alpha Epsilon Pi.
The Mission of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation, Inc. is to promote the ideals and values of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity through leadership development; to partner with educational and Jewish communal organizations; and to provide scholarships, financial support and programming for the betterment of our brothers and our community.
Founding: Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded to provide opportunities for the Jewish college man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience. We have maintained the integrity of our purpose by strengthening our ties to the Jewish community and serving as a link between high school and career.
Our heritage stems from one source: young Jewish men banding together in allegiance. The role of Alpha Epsilon Pi has expanded since its inception in 1913. Initially, the Jewish Fraternity served as a brotherhood of young men who came from similar religious backgrounds and who experienced the same prejudices against their religious beliefs. Alpha Epsilon Pi soon broadened its role to include serving as the living quarters for some of its members. The fraternity became a home away from home, providing the same stabilizing and guiding values that students previously gained from their families. Armed with these values, Alpha Epsilon Pi faced changing conditions on the college campus and survived. Today, Jewish students search out Alpha Epsilon Pi because it is a Jewish Fraternity. In the fraternity's 99-year history, over 90,000 men have worn the badge of Alpha Epsilon Pi, and each year over 1,800 undergraduates perform the Ritual of Initiation, which remains the same ritual adopted decades ago.
Colors: Blue and Gold
Mark Zuckerbug: Creator of Facebook
Richard H. Frank: Former President of Walt Disney Studios
Steven Friedman: Executive Producer of NBM Nightly News
Bernard Marcus: Founder, Home Depot
Scott Wolf: Actor
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At the 97th Anniversary Convention in New Orleans in August of 2010, Alpha Epsilon Pi Brothers fulfilled a pledge of $225,000 to three philanthropic organizations. This pledge was supposed to be completed in five years, but was finished one year early. Alpha Epsilon Pi Brothers contributed the following:
• $100,000 to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
• $100,000 to Chai Lifeline?s Camp Simcha.
• $25,000 to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
After presenting these three organizations with their donations, Alpha Epsilon Pi Brothers were shown presentations for seven new philanthropies. The original plan was to vote for three favorite organizations to become AEPi's new official philanthropies. However, in a formal discussion prior to voting, an outstanding Brother suggested that AEPi should not neglect any charity and should embrace any organization willing to help others. Without hesitation, over 400 Alpha Epsilon Pi Brothers erupted in cheers and applause unanimously voting to donate $700,000 to all seven organizations over the next seven years. Alpha Epsilon Pi is well on its way to accomplishing such an incredible goal! These philanthropies are:
• Friends of the IDF
• Jewish National Fund
• Leket Israel
• Save a Child's Heart
For more information on these philanthropies please visit http://www.aepi.org/?page=PhilanthropyInfo.
2.71 GPA Fall 2011