Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority strives to serve our community and help those who need our assistance. Alpha Epsilon Phi members are active in a wide range of community service and philanthropic activities. Through thousands of service hours and fundraising efforts that benefit AEPhi’s two national philanthropies and many other local and national charities, AEPhis demonstrate that they are “dedicated to selfless service and inspiring others.” Rho Chapter is proud to support both of AEPhi's two National philanthropies through our fundraising efforts.
ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION
Alumna Elizabeth Meyer Glaser (Sigma Chapter - University of Wisconsin), Susie Bernstein-Zeegen (Xi Chapter - USC) and close friend Susan DeLaurentis founded the EGPAF in 1988. When Elizabeth discovered that she and her two children were infected with the AIDS virus, she was determined to help other children and their families deal with this deadly virus. The goal of this organization is to educate people on the issues concerning those with the AIDS virus. EGPAF has raised thousands of dollars towards AIDS research and helped many children live happier, healthier lives. Alpha Epsilon Phi is proud to support such a great organization through fundraisers and events.
Alpha Epsilon Phi supports The Elizabeth Glaser Foundation with many philanthropy events. Our biggest event, being a week long, called Red Week. Each day we do a mini philanthropy event on the main part of campus, the oval. The week ends with our Say Cheese! Event where we sell mac and cheese, grilled cheese and more!! We also bring in companies like Bend Active, Rock and Rags and LF to show off their latest styles! Students can purchase their clothing with 10% of the proceeds benefiting Elizabeth Glaser.
Sharsheret is a national organization of cancer survivors dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of young Jewish women facing breast cancer. Sharsheret was founded by Rochelle Shoretz in 2001 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28. Sharsheret fulfills its mission by offering programs such as the Link Program, a culturally sensitive peer network connecting newly diagnosed women or those at high risk for developing the disease.
Our chapter helps to continue the research of this foundation by holding our annual Phi-Trotters event. Phi-Trotters is an all day basketball tournament where the ladies of Alpha Epsilon Phi coach teams of men and women who compete against each other, with one ultimate winner. All of the money we raise goes directly to Sharsheret. This past year, 2017, we also added a raffle event where we raffle off items on the Oval all week leading up to the event. Prizes included a signed jersey from Urban Meyer and Free recording session from a local studio!