Brotherhood

The Sigma Omega chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi prides itself in it sense of brotherhood. We are at our core a group of men with various backgrounds, personalities, and beliefs bonded by common values.  It is these values that connect the founding members of Alpha Epsilon Pi with today’s brothers around the world and will continue to be the cornerstone of our establishment.

Alpha Epsilon Pi's brotherhood has existed for three thousand years and transcends more than lifelong friendship. It is the bonds of a common heritage and shared ideals that makes Alpha Epsilon Pi truly unique among fraternities. We believe that the right of brotherhood must be earned and then maintained. Brotherhood can only be strong when people actively pursue it; that is why our chapter regularly holds social events, involves itself in philanthropy, and challenges itself with leadership. Our brotherhood begins when we commit to live by the values established by our fraternity and continues as long as we hold true to them.

Athletics

Despite any stereotypes you might have heard, our chapter takes pride in our athletic accomplishments.Some of our sports we excel most in are IFC Hockey, Softball, Soccer and Volleyball. While we play to win, the main aspect of sports is the love of the game as well as the strengthened bonds training and playing together creates. Another advantage of playing fraternity sports is that you always have brothers there to cheer you on, which just makes the sports that much more enjoyable. Even members that never played competitive sports in high school or are a little rusty still have a chance to do something they enjoy with people they enjoy.

Philanthropy

The Sigma Omega chapter of Alpha Epsilon PI does several charity events throughout the year. Our most notable events include Greek Goddess and Cuck Fancer. Greek Goddess pits every sorority against each other in a comeptition to raise the most money and preform the best show. Greek Goddess raises tens of thousands of dollars every year. During Cuck Fancer, we enlist over two hundred people for the bone marrow registry, raise thousands of dollars, and shaved our heads to help raise awareness for the devastating results of cancer.

 

 

A video documenting Cuck Fancer's 2016 event on Cal Poly campus. Cal Poly AMA's entry for the 2016 "Best Community and Social Impact Video Competition"

 

 

We also take part in philanthropies across the SLO community. Our Brothers planted trees for Cesar Chavez day, walked a mile in her shoes for sexual assault, and actively volunteer at the Jewish Community Center.

Social

Just like any other franternity, AEPi likes to have fun. AEPi parties range from date parties to day parties to giant events with hundreds of people. We also greatly enjoy meeting the lovely ladies of Cal Poly's Panhellenic sororities at mixers that we host at our Fraternity House every month. With food and drinks provided, decorations, and live music, the brotherhood gets the opportunity to meet new people from our campus. Additionally, we enjoy our annual Serenades, which is probably what our chapter is best known for. Every year we go to each sorority house and gift them with a choreographed dance.

 

 

Judaism

As the world’s largest Jewish fraternity our mission is a follows: “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.”

The Jewish community in SLO does not stop at our doors; we actively support and participate in Chabad and MUFI as well as work cooperatively with Alpha Epsilon Phi (the Jewish sorority on campus) to run the Hillel on campus.

Although Alpha Epsilon Pi is a Jewish fraternity and shapes the future leaders of the Jewish community, our purpose is not religious and we welcome anyone willing to embrace our values and ideals.

Fundraising

Our philanthropy is not just participating on community service, but also raising money for charitable organisation we really care about. Some of our main fundraising events include our semi-annual Obey clothing sale and Cuck Fancer. The Obey clothing sale is hosting on campus and includes some high-quality clothing for low prices. A portion of the profits goes towards funding Cal Poly's SAFER orgonization. We also have our Cuck Fancer fundraiser in which we sign hundreds of people up for the bone marrow registry and shave our heads to raise money for the orgonization. In addition, our greek goddess event raises tens of thousands of dollars every year for a variety of charities.