Currently, fraternities are often painted in a negative light for incidences related to sexual assault, alcohol consumption, and hazing. However, Alpha Epsilon Pi-Sigma Omega Chapter has defied the public’s current negative connotation associated with fraternities.
100% of members from this organization have pledged to download the revolutionary mobile application, Ulzi, a tool to prevent sexual assault.
This organization of caring community members raced to support a method that allows them to aid in preventing sexual assault. Ulzi is a free community-based safety app that helps keep everyone safe through crowdsourced safety. By having each member of this fraternity commit to such an application, the chapter overwhelmingly demonstrated their stance against sexual assault and their commitment to making their community safer.
More about Cal Poly’s Alpha Epsilon Pi:
AEPi plays a large role in the Jewish Community in San Luis Obispo through Chabad, Hillel, Mustangs United For Israel, and the Jewish Community Center. Additionally, the fraternity has a philanthropy event each quarter. In the fall, their Obey Sale raised $2,000 for Jack’s Helping Hand. Winter quarter, the philanthropy event is called “Greek Goddess,” and they host Sorority Dodgeball in the spring.
This chapter was awarded Chapter of the Year in 2016 in regards to all Alpha Epsilon Pi’s 186 chapters that span across the globe. They also received the Risk Management Award in 2015.
To recognize some of the fraternity’s members, Tal Edelstein started Mustangs United For Israel Club at Cal Poly that won club event of the year and was awarded AIPAC Advocate of the Year.
Danny Klinenberg won Outstanding Graduate Senior in Economics-Orfalea College of Business.
Leor Rozen is the current Hillel President and past AEPi President. He won outstanding New Member on IFC and is the Internal Vice President of Order of Omega. Rozen said
“Since I joined AEPi 4 years ago, I have noticed that we have always taken a very active stand against sexual assault. I am immensely proud of my chapter taking the next step in preventing sexual assault on campus and throughout our community. I hope our investment in Ulzi serves as an example not only for Greek life, but for our entire student body and that we can make progress towards hopefully one day eliminating sexual assault altogether.”
Danny Halprin is also a past AEPi President and past IFC President. He won IFC Most Outstanding Member and National Alpha Epsilon Pi Most Outstanding Undergraduate Brother. Halprin stated,
“Through my leadership experience with the Interfraternity Council, I’ve seen how prevalent sexual violence is, not only on our campus but nationwide. I’m very proud of my fraternity for taking an aggressive stance in combating sexual violence in our local community.”
The current AEPi President Jordan Weil shared that,
“Sexual assault is a prevalent issue not only on college campuses, but in all communities around the country. Alpha Epsilon Pi believes that the solution starts with us. We have a responsibility to put an end to sexual assault. I am proud that 100% of my members have pledged to download the Ulzi app to make our community safer and take an active role in preventing sexual assault.”
Congratulations to every member of Cal Poly’s Alpha Epsilon Pi for being one of the first organizations to take this step in fighting sexual assault. With support from people like you, Ulzi will be able to find solutions, decrease sexual assault statistics, and help YOU be the change in your communities.
Information regarding their chapter can be found at: http://www.sloaepi.com. They currently have 92 active members and strive to build life-long friendships through brotherhood, raise money for charities through philanthropic efforts, and guide members toward academic excellence and fulfilling career paths. Alpha Epsilon Pi develops leadership and professionalism in all of its members throughout their college career.