Founded on October 24, 1909 at Barnard College in New York, Alpha Epsilon Phi was created by seven Jewish women Helen Phillips, Ida Beck, Rose Gerstein, Augustina "Tina" Hess, Lee Reiss, Rose Salmowitz and Stella Strauss to foster lifelong friendships, academics, sisterhood, community service and social involvement all while providing a home away from home for the women who joined.
What started as a dream in their dorm room at Barnard College and succeeded through the years branching out onto over 50 campuses nationwide. Alpha Epsilon Phi seeks to not only meet the goals of its founders, but exceed them.
Alpha Epsilon Phi, while it is a Jewish Sorority, is not a religious organization and is open to all college women, regardless of their chosen religion, who appreciate, respect and honor the Jewish identity and are comfortable in a culturally Jewish environment.
The official flower of Alpha Epsilon Phi is the Lilly of the Valley
The official mascot of Alpha Epsilon Phi is the Giraffe.
Green and White are the official colors of Alpha Epsilon Phi.
Pearls are the official gem of Alpha Epsilon Phi.