Alpha Epsilon Phi (ΑΕΦ)
is a sorority and member of the National Panhellenic Conference.
It was founded on October 24, 1909 at Barnard College in Harlem, New
York City by seven Jewish women; Helen Phillips Lipman, Ida Beck
Carlin, Rose Gerstein Smolin, Augustina "Tina" Hess Solomon, Lee
Reiss Liebert, Rose Salmowitz Marvin, and Stella Strauss Sinsheimer.
The mission of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority is "to inspire and support
exemplary women dedicated to friendship and a lifelong commitment to
Alpha Epsilon Phi while building on the vision of our Jewish
founders. It is a national sorority, meaning it has multiple
chapters across the United States, rather than a local sorority,
meaning it has strictly one site location and chapter. Although it
is a historically Jewish sorority, it is not a religious
organization and welcomes women of all religions and race who honor,
respect and appreciate the Jewish faith and identity and are
comfortable in a Jewish milieu to pledge for sisterhood.