Alpha Epsilon Pi

Alpha Epsilon Pi

Infobox Fraternity
letters= ΑΕΠ
name= Alpha Epsilon Pi
crest=
founded= Birth date and age|1913|11|7
birthplace= New York University
type= Social
emphasis= Jewish
scope=
mission=
vision=
motto= "No one could tell me where my soul might be; I searched for God, but He eluded me; I sought my brother out and found all three." - Poet Howard Crosby
maxim=
colors= Gold & Blue
symbol= Lion
flower= Fleur-de-lis
jewel=
publication=
philanthropy= Shaare Zedek Medical Center, [http://www.chailifeline.org/programdetail.php?program=1 Chai Lifeline’s Camp Simcha] , United States Holocaust Memorial Museum [ [http://www.aepi.org/site/pp.asp?c=geJQIUOwErH&b=2421019 Philanthropy Programming] ]
charterdate=
chartercity=
chapters= 136 chapters and colonies [ [http://www.aepi.org/site/apps/kb/cs/contactsearch.asp?c=geJQIUOwErH&b=2244543&raw= Chapter Roll] ]
members= Over 82,000 [ [http://www.aepi.org/site/pp.asp?c=geJQIUOwErH&b=2117011 History] ]
lifetime=
factoid=
free_label= Nicknames
free= ΑΕΠ, AEPi, Pies
address= 8815 Wesleyan Road
city= Indianapolis
state= Indiana
country= United States
homepage= [http://www.aepi.org www.aepi.org]
footnotes=

Alpha Epsilon Pi (ΑΕΠ or AEPi) is the only international Jewish college fraternity in North America, with chapters in the United States and Canada. Alpha Epsilon Pi is a Jewish fraternity, though non-discriminatory and open to all who are willing to espouse its purpose and values.

Mission statement

History

AEPi was founded in 1913 under the arch at New York University (NYU) by Charles C. Moskowitz and 10 other Jewish men: David K. Schafer, Isador M. Glazer, Herman L. Kraus, Arthur E. Leopold, Benjamin M. Meyer, Arthur M. Lipkint, Charles J. Pintel, Maurice Plager, Emil Lustgarten, and Hyman Shulman. Their first pledge was Samuel L. Epstein.

Charles C. Moskowitz was a fine basketball player and had just transferred to New York University’s School of Commerce from the City College of New York. Several fraternities at the School of Commerce expressed interest in him and one gave him a bid. The name of that fraternity is unknown. When Charles asked if his close Jewish friends could join as well, he was told that the invitation was for him alone. At this point, the group of 11 men began meeting regularly in the German "rathskellar". Official school recognition of AEPi was granted on November 7.

The founding members always intended for AEPi to be a national fraternity. Long before the second chapter, the NYU group was designated "Alpha Chapter." In 1917, the local fraternity Phi Tau at Cornell University became the Beta Chapter of AEPi. [cite book
last = Dunn
first = Sidney N.
title = Alpha Epsilon Pi: Commitment for a lifetime
publisher =Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Inc.
date = 2003
location = Indianapolis, Indiana
pages = 128
]

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of Alpha Epsilon Pi contains a number of symbolic objects, the meaning of which is only revealed to new members (pledges) during their initiation into the fraternity.

Chapter organization

AEPi has specific titles that are used for its officers, many correspond to Fraternal tradition.

*President - "Master"

*Vice President - "Lieutenant Master"

*Secretary - "Scribe"

*Treasurer - "Exchequer"

*Sergeant at Arms - "Sentinel"

National organization structure

AEPi is governed in a diamond model [ [http://www.aepi.org/site/pp.asp?c=geJQIUOwErH&b=2249563 AEPi organizational model] ] . It consists of the [http://www.aepi.org/site/pp.asp?c=geJQIUOwErH&b=2117013 AEPi Foundation] , The Fiscal Control Board, the Executive Office and the Supreme Board of Governors.

The AEPi Foundation is the charitable arm of the organization. It directs the philanthropic affairs of the fraternity, supports projects of a Jewish and fraternal nature, and provides support for the individual chapters and colonies. They work very closely with the Director of Jewish Programming.

The Fiscal Control Board (FCB) is responsible for the financial well-being of the organization. It oversees the financial decisions of the apparatus, and makes recommendations to the Supreme Board of Governors. Each member of the FCB is also on the Board of Directors of the AEPi Foundation.

The Executive Office is made up of the professional staff that oversees the day to day functions of the fraternity. The staff consists of the housing coordinator, the leadership consultants, the Director of Jewish Programming, and the Executive Director.

The Supreme Board of Governors is made up of 11 positions, the Supreme Master (President), Supreme Master Elect (President-Elect/VP), Supreme Scribe (Secretary), Supreme Exchequer (Treasurer), Supreme Sentinel (Sergeant at Arms), and four alumni members, styled Supreme Governors, as well as two undergraduate representative, styled, Undergraduate Supreme Governors. The Board of Governors makes the majority of decisions for the fraternity's well-being and meets semi-annually to discuss matters of importance, including the granting of charters.

Notable alumni

FratMember
name=Michael Albert
chapter=Mu Tau
nota=Political activist and economist, co-founder and co-editor of Z Magazine
FratMember
name=Irving Azoff
chapter=Delta
nota=chairman and founder of Azoff Music Management Group, Inc.; former president of MCA Records
FratMember
name=Herbert Baum
chapter=Alpha Deuteron
nota=Former president, Quaker Oil
FratMember
name=Jason Bedrick
chapter=Beta Epsilon
nota=Member of the New Hampshire state legislature
ref= cite web|url=http://www.aepibabson.com/alumni.html |title=AEPi Babson: Alumni |accessdate=2008-03-16 ]
FratMember
name=Alan Baker (Honorary brother)
chapter=Nu Kappa
nota=Current Israel Ambassador to Canada (Honorary brother)
FratMember
name=Newton Becker
chapter=Phi Deuteron
nota=Founder, Becker CPA Review Course
FratMember
name=Gary Bettman
chapter=Beta
nota=Current Commissioner, National Hockey League
FratMember
name=Wolf Blitzer
chapter=Upsilon Beta
nota=Journalist, Author, CNN Correspondent
FratMember
name=Myles Brand
chapter=Rho Pi
nota=President, National Collegiate Athletic Association/ Former President, Indiana University
FratMember
name=James L. Brooks
chapter=Alpha
nota=Academy Award And Emmy Award winning Producer/Director
FratMember
name=Ken Chertow
chapter=Pi Deuteron
nota=Wrestling Olympian
FratMember
name=Jeff Cohen
chapter=Chi Alpha
nota=Child Actor: "The Goonies"
ref= Fact|date=March 2008
FratMember
name=Rabbi Stanley Davids
chapter=Tau Deuteron
nota=President of [http://www.azra.org Association of Reform Zionists of America] (ARZA)
FratMember
name=Haim Divon
chapter=Nu Kappa
nota=Former Israel Ambassador to Canada
FratMember
name=Ian Eagle
chapter=Sigma Deuteron
nota=Sports Broadcaster
ref= Fact|date=March 2008
FratMember
name=Wayne Firestone
chapter=Kappa Deuteron
nota=Current President,
FratMember
name=Richard H. Frank
chapter=Delta
nota=Former president of Walt Disney Studios
FratMember
name=Steven Friedman
chapter=Delta
nota=Executive producer of Executive Producer, NBC Nightly News
FratMember
name=Art Garfunkel
chapter=Iota
nota=Singer/Composer
FratMember
name=Scott Garson
chapter=Sigma Beta
nota=Basketball Coach, UCLA
FratMember
name=Frank Gehry
chapter=Upsilon
nota=Architect, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
FratMember
name=Leonard Goldberg
chapter=Gamma
nota=Former Chairman of 20th Century Fox
FratMember
name=Steve Goldman
chapter=Delta
nota=Executive Vice President, Paramount Pictures
FratMember
name=Nathaniel Goldstein
chapter=Alpha
nota=Former New York Attorney General (Deceased)
FratMember
name=Sheldon Good
chapter=Delta
nota=International Realtor, Former World President of FIBICA
FratMember
name=Sanford Grossman
chapter=Iota Deuteron
nota=Director of NFL telecasts for CBS and now FOX
FratMember
name=Patrick Harker
chapter=Gamma
nota=Dean of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania
FratMember
name=David Harris
chapter=Sigma
nota=Executive Director of the Israel On Campus Coalition
FratMember
name=Russ Herman
chapter=
nota=Past President, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
FratMember
name=David Horowitz
chapter=Beta Upsilon
nota=Television Personality/Consumer Advocate
FratMember
name=H. Robert Horvitz
chapter= Mu Tau
nota=Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine
FratMember
name=William Immerman
chapter=Pi
nota=Former senior VP for 20th Century Fox, Film Producer
FratMember
name=Allan Jaffe
chapter=Gamma
nota=Family Owner of New Orleans' Preservation Hall (Deceased)
FratMember
name=Richard Joel
chapter=Alpha
nota=Former International Director of , Current President of Yeshiva University
FratMember
name=Jake Jundef
chapter=Sigma Beta
nota=Child Actor: "Brooklyn Bridge, Mannequin, Earth Girls Are Easy"
ref= [ cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0432469 |title=Jake Jundef: IMDB|accessdate=2008-09-05 ]
FratMember
name=Allyn Kilsheimer
chapter=Kappa Deuteron
nota=Structural Engineer who orchestrated the rebuiling of the Pentagon after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
FratMember
name=Ron Klein
chapter=Eta
nota=Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives (D-FL-22nd)
ref=Fact|date=April 2008
FratMember
name=Martin Leaf
chapter= Delta
nota=Family Owner, Founder, Leaf Candies and Donruss Baseball Cards
FratMember
name=Jerry Lewis
chapter=
nota=Comedian, Chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association
FratMember
name=Richard Lewis
chapter=Eta
nota=Actor, Comedian
FratMember
name=Howard Lorber
chapter=Alpha Epsilon
nota=CEO/President, Nathan's Famous and Vector Group
FratMember
name=Bernard Marcus
chapter=Rho Upsilon
nota=Founder, Home Depot
ref= [ cite book | last = Kesselman | first = Bruce | title = 46 Union Street | date = July 2006 | pages = 240 | isbn = 978-0977244201 ]
FratMember
name=David Markin
chapter=Beta Upsilon
nota=Former Chairman of [http://www.usta.com/ The U.S. Tennis Association]
FratMember
name=Perry Mendel
chapter=Epsilon
nota=Founder, Kinder Care Day Care Centers
FratMember
name=Charles C. Moskowitz
chapter=Alpha
nota=Former President/Treasurer, MGM Studios (Deceased)
FratMember
name=Jerrold Nadler
chapter=Iota
nota=United States Congressman, New York's 8th congressional district
FratMember
name=Robert Novak
chapter=Delta
nota=Columnist, pundit and panelist on CNN Crossfire
ref= Fact|date=March 2008
FratMember
name=Louis Nizer
chapter=Iota
nota=Lawyer, Novelist (deceased)
FratMember
name=Michael Politz
chapter=Sigma Pi
nota=Media Conglomerate Owner and National Television Host, owner of Food & Beverage Magazine
ref=Fact|date=March 2008
FratMember
name=Ron Popeil
chapter=Delta
nota=Inventor, Infomercial Producer, Owner, [http://www.ronco.com Ronco Industries]
FratMember
name=Stanley B. Prusiner
chapter=Gamma
nota=Nobel Prize recipient in Medicine
FratMember
name=Jerry Reinsdorf
chapter=Kappa Deuteron
nota=Owner of Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox
FratMember
name=Sam Rothberg
chapter=Beta Upsilon
nota=Creator of Israel Bonds
FratMember
name=Abe Saperstein
chapter=Delta
nota=Former owner of Harlem Globetrotters (Deceased)
FratMember
name=Alexander Schindler
chapter=
nota=WPI - Past President of Union of American Hebrew Congregations (Deceased)
FratMember
name=Alan Schulman
chapter= Alpha
nota=Retired CEO/Chair of Board, Ecolab, Inc.
FratMember
name=Michael Schwerner
chapter=Beta
nota=Civil Rights worker killed June 21, 1964, depicted in Mississippi Burning
FratMember
name=Evan Serpick
chapter=Iota
nota=Music Critic, Rolling Stone
ref= Fact|date=March 2008
FratMember
name=Samuel H. Shapiro
chapter=Delta
nota=Former Governor of Illinois (Deceased)
FratMember
name=Rabbi Levi Shemtov
chapter=
nota=Director of Chabad, Washington, D.C.
FratMember
name=Fred Silverman
chapter= Sigma Deuteron
nota=Independent Producer, Former President NBC Television
FratMember
name=Chet Simmons
chapter=Kappa Deuteron
nota=Founder of ESPN
FratMember
name=Paul Simon
chapter= Kappa Chi
nota=Singer/Composer
FratMember
name=Jack Stahl
chapter=Epsilon
nota=Former president, The Coca-Cola Company, current president of Revlon
FratMember
name=Steve Stone
chapter= Phi Deuteron
nota=Cy Young Winner 1980 Baltimore Orioles, Chicago radio color analyst
FratMember
name=Sanford I. Weill
chapter=Beta
nota=Co-chairman, Citigroup
FratMember
name=Gene Wilder
chapter=Iota Upsilon
nota=Actor, Producer, Director
FratMember
name=Walter Winchell
chapter=Lambda Deuteron
nota=Early Gossip Columnist/Radio Personality (Deceased)
FratMember
name=Scott Wolf
chapter=Kappa Deuteron
nota=Actor
FratMember
name=H. Albert Young
chapter=Rho Deuteron
nota=Former Delaware Attorney General (Deceased)
FratMember
name=Sam Zell
chapter=Omega Deuteron
nota=Real-estate entrepreneur, co-founder and Chairman of Equity International, a real-estate private equity firm, owner of the Chicago Tribune
FratMember
name=Mark Zuckerberg
chapter=Eta Psi
nota=Creator of Facebook
ref=cite web|url=http://www.facebook.com/press/releases.php?p=639|title=Facebook Press Release: Facebook Secures $25M Investment|accessdate=2008-07-07 ]

List of chapters

The fraternity currently has 136 active chapters and colonies including all eleven of the Big 10, seven of the eight Ivy League schools, and seven of the ten University of California campuses. It is also the largest 'national' fraternity in Canada.

External links

* [http://www.aepi.org/ Alpha Epsilon Pi International]
* [http://75.125.62.6/~aepi/blog/ Official AEPi Blog]

References


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