“We hope that we are able to use this as a teaching moment to help build better young men,” said a spokesman for Alpha Epsilon Pi International.
A female student at the University of California, Los Angeles has sued the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity there.
Alpha Epsilon Pi pledges go through a “humiliating” six-week long process.
Two students have told police that they were sexually assaulted at the AEPi house.
In the video, a member of Theta Tau gets on his knees and repeats an oath with slurs against blacks, Hispanics and Jews, among others.
AEPi, known as the “Jewish” fraternity,” is expanding to Israel, and it’s not an obvious move.
Alpha Epsilon Pi, the largest Jewish fraternity in America — and the ninth largest overall — has been hit with two high-level resignations. And in both cases, financial questions and basic issues of transparency appear to have played a key role.
“I know the red flags of crime and fraud. I can’t put myself in that position,” said one official, explaining his departure from his beloved frat.
In the Fall of 1936, Sam Sherman, an officer of the historically Jewish Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity (PhiEp) circulated a call to his fellow Greeks asking for funds to help Central European Jewish student refugees. The plea intended to assist young men who had been prohibited from completing their university studies because of Hitler’s rise to power. “As fraternity men, as college men, as human beings, we cannot ignore this opportunity for service,” Sherman wrote. “There is a real danger that if we do not act now, we will never be able to help…These men are the cream of German Jewish youth…Won’t you help save one man from being entombed in Germany?”
AEPi wrestles with its commitment to ethnic identity in an egalitarian era.