Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded in 1913 by eleven founding members at New York University's Washington Square Arch. It's mission was to provide college men with valuable social experiences. To this day, our mission holds true.
From the beginning
Our founders were all young men of serious purpose, employed during the day, coming from middle class homes, who sought to get ahead by obtaining the formal training offered at New York University in the evening sessions. The catalyst for the founding of Alpha Epsilon Pi was the transfer of Charles C. Moskowitz from the College of the City of New York to New York University’s School of Commerce.
Where we are now
It has been over one hundred years since Alpha Epsilon Pi began to build its special form of brotherhood. The fraternity has survived four wars, the great depression, several recessions, changes in the standards of morality, and a revolution in personal behavior and conduct. It has seen more changes occur in this time than had occurred in the entire history of the world prior to its founding. It has seen the birth of television, the jet plane, space travel and the computer. Through it all, the fraternity has remained true to the ideals of the founders honesty, courage, brotherhood, love of country and faith in Jewish ethics and values.