Many Hearts, One Purpose


Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded at Barnard College on October 24, 1909. Helen Phillips, Ida Beck, Rose Gerstein, Augustina Hess, Lee Reiss, Rose Salmowitz and Stella Strauss had a dream of forming a sorority where exceptional women of all backgrounds, religions, interests and varying beliefs would be welcomed with open arms. This sorority would endeavor to foster lifelong friendship and sisterhood, academics, social involvement and community service, all the while providing a home away from home for its members.

Our Flower: Lily of the Valley

Our Gem: Pearl

Our Mascot: Giraffe

Our Colors: Green and White

Our Motto: Multa Corda, Una Causa - Many Hearts, One Purpose

Our mission is to inspire and support exemplary women dedicated to friendship and a lifelong commitment to Alpha Epsilon Phi while building and surpassing the vision of our founders.