In the fall of 1913, the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity was founded amidst the concrete and steel towers of Manhattan Island. This fraternity has witnessed the Great Depression, two World Wars, several revolutions in public morality, and the rise and fall of James Brown, the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. Throughout this tumultuous time period, the fraternity has maintained the integrity of its purpose: to provide the Jewish college man with the best possible college and fraternity experience.
Students who enter the mainstream of college life generally find their heritage slipping away. Alpha Epsilon Pi, the only nationally Jewish fraternity, is the only fraternal organization capable of offering a membership that values the ethics and ideals of Judaism.
Since its inception in 1913, almost one hundred thousand men have worn the badge that is Alpha Epsilon Pi. This year alone, over five thousand Jewish men will continue into this rich and rewarding tradition. These men will join Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity for the opportunity to develop the character, commitment, and responsibility necessary for the leaders of America's Jewish communities tomorrow.
The Sigma Tau Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi officially became a chapter in February 1988 at Stanford University. It was born, in a sense, following the 1987 Big Game in Zach's Pizzeria, a local establishment still in existence today. The Sigma Tau Chapter was founded on the principles of honesty, faith, humility, mutual helpfulness, and perseverance—guideposts that continue to form the basis of the Chapter.
Since its founding, our Chapter has always maintained a strong connection to Stanford Hillel, and we continue to hold many activities together throughout the year, including the extremely popular “Hookah in the Sukkah” and Greek Shabbat. Our brothers also play an active role in Stanford’s Jewish Student Association (JSA), the Stanford-Israel Alliance (SIA), The Stanford Daily, and many other groups on campus.
The Sigma Tau Chapter has flourished and grown for over twenty years, and it will continue to play an active role in campus life—in both the Jewish community and the student community as a whole. Don't believe us? See what what our brothers are like and involved in on campus, and what we're up to socially, spiritually, and philanthropically at present.