Alpha Epsilon Phi

Alpha Epsilon Phi

Infobox Fraternity
letters= ΑΕΦ
name= Alpha Epsilon Phi
founded= Birth date and age|1909|10|24
birthplace= Barnard College, (New York, New York)
type= Social
scope= National
motto= "Multa Corda, Una Causa"
"Many Hearts, One Purpose"
colors= Green and White
symbol= Heart
flower= Lily of the Valley
jewel= Pearl
publication= Columns
philanthropy= Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation,
[ Sharsheret]
free_label= Mascot
free= Giraffe
address= 11 Lake Avenue Extension
city= Danbury
state= Connecticut
country= USA

Alpha Epsilon Phi (ΑΕΦ) is a sorority and member of the National Panhellenic Conference. It was founded on October 24 1909 at Barnard College in New York City by Helen Phillips Lipman, Ida Beck Carlin, Rose Gerstein Smolin, Augustina "Tina" Hess Solomon, Lee Reiss Leibert, Rose Salmowitz Marvin, and Stella Strauss Sinsheimer who felt the need of a Jewish sorority at Barnard. Founder Tina Hess Solomon described the reasons for the founding in a letter written in 1934: "We wanted a group of girls chosen not because of any special scholastic preeminence, financial circumstances or other arbitrary standards but a group who had common interests and were dominated by the ideals of true friendship. 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."

Notable alumnae

*Barbara Barrie (Omega, Texas) - actress; ("Barney Miller")citation|date=January 2, 2007 |url= |title=Conversation with…Bonnie Wunsch Jewish sorority on the rise in CT and elsewhere |first=Judie |last=Jacobson |publisher =The Jewish Ledger |accessdate =2007-03-13]
*Lillian Copeland (Xi, USC) - Olympic Gold and Silver medalistcite web| url =| title = Alpha Epsilon Phi - Famous Phis| publisher =Alpha Epsilon Phi | accessdate =2007-03-13]
*Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Kappa, Cornell) - Supreme Court Justice
*Elizabeth Glaser (Sigma, University of Wisconsin) - AIDS Activist and co-founder of The "Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation"
*Erica Hill (Alpha Chi, Boston University) - CNN Anchor
*Bessie Margolin (Epsilon, Newcomb) - former U.S. Department of Labor attorney
*Charlotte Rae (Omicron, Northwestern) - actress; ("Diff'rent Strokes", "The Facts of Life")
*Judith Resnik (Alpha Nu, Carnegie Mellon) - 2nd American woman astronaut
*Dinah Shore (Chi, Vanderbilt) - Singer, actress and talk show hostcite book | last=Sanua | first=Marianne Rachel | title= 'Going Greek': A social history of Jewish college fraternities in the United States, 1895-1945 | publisher=Columbia University | origdate=1994 | url=]
*Annette Strauss (Omega, Texas) - former Mayor of Dallas
*Lauren Weisberger (Kappa, Cornell) - author, ("The Devil Wears Prada")
*Harriett Woods (Pi, Michigan) - former Lt. Governor of Missouri


External links

* [ Alpha Epsilon Phi Website]

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