WHAT WILL MY SON GAIN FROM JOINING A GREEK ORGANIZATION ON CAMPUS?
The fraternity experience has been romanticized, exaggerated, and stereotyped. However, fraternity members are very involved on campus, boasting a higher GPA than other University students. Being in a fraternity is the perfect way for an undergraduate, male student to engage in philanthropic activity, learn financial responsibility, become a leader, and network with a myriad of other students on campus.
WHY SHOULD MY SON JOIN THE JEWISH FRATERNITY?
Alpha Epsilon Pi is the only Greek organization left in the world that maintains a full Jewish identity. We maintain a strong relationship with the Shulman Hillel, where we host meetings and co-plan events for the Jewish community. At the University of Iowa, the Jewish population is small - joining Alpha Epsilon Pi is the best way to meet other Jewish men on campus, and retain a sense of home that one can only find through Judaism.
WHAT ABOUT THE TIME AND MONEY?
Newly admitted members will undergo the New Member Education program, which teaches involvement, academics, and success on campus. After that, a brother puts in what he wants to take out - being in Alpha Epsilon Pi will not prevent your son from being otherwise involved on campus. Each semester, brothers will pay dues to the fraternity to support our programs and events. Our executive board works hard to budget our money so in return we can have quality brotherhoods, socials, and other events.
WHAT IS MY ROLE AS A PARENT OF A BROTHER OF ALPHA EPSILON PI?
You, as parents, are our primary support system. We rely on you to remain engaged and interested in your son's success and involvement on campus and contact the fraternity whenever you have questions or issues. Each semester, the fraternity holds one or more parent events, such as a Parent's Weekend or a Dad's retreat. We encourage all parents to attend these events, as our parent network is of the utmost importance.